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Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

Users with automatic updates enabled in Flash Player have already started receiving the new patch

Attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player

The exploit was included in the Angler exploit kit, a security researcher reported


Google nixes widespread malvertising attack

Webmasters were flummoxed when their sites redirected to fraudulent websites hawking products

Macro-based malware is making a comeback, researchers warn

Attackers bypass defenses aganst macros with social engineering to install malware

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Top 10 tech stories of 2014

It's been quite a disruptive year in tech. Here's a look back at the highlights

FBI concludes North Korea 'responsible' for Sony hack

Announcement follows two-week investigation into major cyberattack

The Turla espionage operation also infected Linux systems with malware

A newly identified Linux backdoor program is tied to the Turla cyber espionage campaign, researchers from Kaspersky Lab say

Destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures similar to other data wiping programs

Researchers find similarities between Trojan program used against Sony Pictures and others used in South Korea and Saudi Arabia

Technical evidence links destructive malware to attack against Sony Pictures

The malware contains usernames, passwords, and an image associated with Sony Pictures Entertainment, researchers said

Cheapest tablets pose biggest security risks for enterprises

Kohl's special Black Friday deal tablet includes a security backdoor and four major vulnerabilities

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The catastrophic state of security in 2014

Can a mega security disaster be avoided? Not if we continue to accept the poor security practices and consequences that persist today

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy Regin malware

The sophisticated back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say

Citadel malware now targets password management applications

A new Citadel configuration steals the master keys for two password managers and a secure authentication program

Free Detekt security tool finds surveillance malware

Open source tool is a joint project of multiple privacy groups who investigated malware used to target journalists and human rights activists

Malware served through rogue Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence the malware dubbed OnionDuke was used to target European government agencies, F-Secure says

Malware doesn't discriminate when it comes to Web ads

Racy or benign, your favorite sites have likely exposed you to malware-laden ads

Vulnerability leaves iPhones and iPads open to fake app attack

Attackers can replace legitimate apps with fake ones that access and steal personal information

Apple security checks may still miss iWorm malware

New research says Gatekeeper and XProtect aren't entirely effective in protecting Mac OS X against iWorm malware

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The big one: The makings of a global cyber attack

Surprise -- the underlying technology matters less to an attack's success than basic human determination

Tor Project flags Russian 'exit node' server delivering malware

The server used a technique to append malware to legitimate code

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