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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Attackers claim the files are first encrypted and uploaded to a server under their control

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Hollywood's 5 biggest hacking myths

Press Enter and watch the magic happen -- as if! Why does Hollywood's portrayal of hacking have to be so far off the mark?

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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

Government-hired hackers used three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS to target an activist in the United Arab Emirates

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Alleged NSA data dump contains sophisticated hacking tools

Cisco said that the sample files reveal an undetected software flaw in its products

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6 security advances worth celebrating

In a world besieged by criminal hackers, we'll take all the good security news we can get. Here are six advances that can improve your defenses

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Respect: Windows 10 security impresses hackers

Windows is a popular attack target for criminals and researchers alike, but Microsoft has done a good job of making it harder to target security flaws in the OS

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Researcher hides stealthy malware inside legitimate digitally signed files

A new technique allows attackers to hide malicious code inside digitally signed files without breaking their signatures and then to load that code directly into the memory of another process.

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Almost half of U.S. businesses hit by ransomware, study says

The study also finds that U.S. companies rarely paid the ransom

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New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

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Hackers are targeting the Rio Olympics, so watch out for these cyberthreats

Cyberthreats will escalate over the coming weeks and could creep into your inbox or websites you visit. Cyberterrorists and hacktivists could also try to disrupt the event

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Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Scammers duped consumers out of millions using pop-up messages generated in search results on PCs and Macs

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Security software that uses 'code hooking' opens the door to hackers

The flaws allow hackers to easily bypass exploit mitigations in the OS and third-party apps

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4 basic security facts everyone should know

The bad news: It's you against an army of cybercriminals around the world. The good news: A little knowledge can provide an effective defense

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This Android Trojan blocks the victim from alerting banks

Symantec has noticed a 'call-barring' function in a newer version of Android malware

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Spotted! 9 signs of a malicious download

You've heard the advice: Don't download or run software you're unsure of. Here's a quick review of the warning signs to stop you from taking unnecessary risks

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Angler exploit kit may be dead, but malware lives on

The popular exploit kit behind sophisticated web-based attacks and malvertising is gone, but the bad guys will surely regroup with better crimeware tools

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New Tor-powered backdoor program targets Macs

The Eleanor malware allows attackers to execute commands and scripts, steal and modify files and take pictures using the webcam

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Why CIOs should care about click fraud

Click fraud is more than just a marketing problem -- it presents a real security risk to your organization, experts say

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