Michael Kan

U.S. Correspondent

Michael Kan covers security for the IDG News Service.

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Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app

Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app

Russian hackers resorted to a similar method to abuse the OAuth protocol to phish user accounts

Vulnerability hits Intel enterprise PCs going back 10 years

Vulnerability hits Intel enterprise PCs going back 10 years

The security hole involves enterprise IT remote management features in the chipmaker’s firmware

Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how

Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how

Many businesses still use Windows Server 2003, even as Microsoft no longer supports the OS

At $175, this ransomware service is a boon to cybercriminals

At $175, this ransomware service is a boon to cybercriminals

Cybercriminals can engage in more ransomware attacks, thanks to a new variant called Karmen that hackers can buy on the black market for $175

Rival IoT malware clash in a botnet territory battle

Rival IoT malware clash in a botnet territory battle

The Hajime malware is competing with the Mirai malware to enslave some internet of things devices

Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

The patches -- one of which was issued last month -- address the exploits found in the Shadow Brokers leak

Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

A hacking group leaked spying tools that can target older versions of Windows

Microsoft Word exploit linked to cyberspying in Ukraine conflict

Microsoft Word exploit linked to cyberspying in Ukraine conflict

A severe Microsoft Office vulnerability was recently used to deliver spyware to Russian-speaking targets, in a possible case of cyberespionage.

US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker's arrest

US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker's arrest

Peter Levashov has been accused of running the Kelihos botnet, according to the U.S.

US says laptop ban may expand to more airports

US says laptop ban may expand to more airports

The U.S. might add other airports to its ban restricting passengers from bringing laptops on board certain flights from the Middle East.

Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

The Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, spy from a phone’s camera or microphone, and self-destruct

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