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Security’s Disastrous Week, From Superfish to Unstoppable, Hard Drive-Killing Malware

Last week was an utter disaster for security. Superfish. Untrustworthy hardware. Easily hacked cars. FreeBSD’s random number generator.  Security’s been in the spotlight ever since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s extensive … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Superfish security flaw also exists in other apps, non-Lenovo systems

Last week security researchers warned that an adware program called Superfish, which was preloaded on some Lenovo consumer laptops, opened computers to attack. However, it seems that the same poorly designed … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mobile Malware Is On The Rise Internationally — While Adware Is Slowly Being Taken Under Control.

Mobile malware has been talked about as a natural progression in cybercrime trends, but is yet to truly make its mark on devices. However, research from Lookout claims that mobile … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

The majority of US corporations are vulnerable to insider threats, new research suggests

According to enterprise data security provider Vormetric, 93 percent of US corporations are vulnerable to threats — from the inside. The security landscape has changed rapidly in the last few … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Security firm Kaspersky claims Regin is strikingly similar to QWERTY malware documented in Snowden files.

The infamous Regin malware strain has been connected to the QWERTY cyberweapon documented in files related to the US National Security Agency and released by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Last month, … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vulnerabilities in several Corel programs allow attackers to execute malicious code

Several photo, video and other media editing programs from software maker Corel contain DLL hijacking vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to execute malicious code on users’ computers. According to vulnerability … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years

Although not as common as malware targeting Windows or even OS X, security threats to Linux have become both more numerous and more severe in recent years. There are a … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 1 Comment