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Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

Cisco has identified 71 products vulnerable to Shellshock and Oracle 51, but the number is likely to increase

Malvertising campaign delivers digitally signed CryptoWall ransomware

The attacks through malicious online advertisements continue to hit visitors


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Attacks against Shellshock continue as updated patches hit the Web

Updated patches for the vulnerability are in the works, but cyber criminals are targeting the flaw now

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'Spike' toolkit seeks routers, Internet of things for DDoS botnet

Security researchers have recently discovered a toolkit capable of infecting computers, routers and Internet of Things devices to launch large-scale simultaneous DDoS attacks.

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Create your own 'dirty dozen' threat list

Which security events should you worry about most? Everyone has different vulnerabilities, so here's how to prioritize

Salesforce.com warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

What you need to know about the Home Depot data breach

Here's a quick run down on the data breach that impacted debit and credit cards used at the world's largest home improvement retailer

Home Depot confirms breach of its payment systems

Customers will not be held responsible for fraudulent charges, the company said

Configuration errors lead to HealthCare.gov breach

HHS says an attacker gained access to the HealthCare.gov server, but no personal information was compromised

Reconnaissance code on industrial software site points to watering hole attack

Attackers are using a sophisticated Web-based tool to gather information on potential targets, researchers from AlienVault said

CryptoWall held over half a million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

The cyber criminals behind this dangerous ransomware program have received $1 million so far, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

U.S. warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cyber security alert

So long, iOS -- jailbreakers have found their home: Android

Jailbreakers deserve the malware infections they get, which is why they're moving to Android's 'malware is the norm' world

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal, and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed

Google broadens its malware sleuthing to sniff out deceptive downloads

More types of malicious software will be identified by Google's safe browsing service

New Gameover Zeus botnet growing in the U.S.

A new Gameover Zeus malware variant has infected over 10,000 systems so far, researchers say

The biggest iPhone security risk could be connecting one to a computer

Design quirks allow malware to be installed on iOS devices and cookies to be plucked from Facebook and Gmail apps

How hackers used Google to steal corporate data

Attackers used Google Developers and public DNS to disguise traffic between the malware and command-and-control servers

Malware no longer avoiding virtual machines

Symantec finds most malware these days doesn't quit on VMs, which used to be a tactic to avoid security checks

10 things you need to know about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 sports some impressive capabilities. Here's the scoop on its software to its performance to its sound and camera

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