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Using the Past to Predict the Future: Top 5 Threat Predictions for 2013

Using the Past to Predict the Future: Top 5 Threat Predictions for 2013 | IT Security | Scoop.it

Tim Rains (Microsoft) shares his thoughts on the top five trends that he predicts we’ll see in the coming year based on current observations of the threat landscape.

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Bottom line: don't lower your guard ...

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Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers

Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers | IT Security | Scoop.it

A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.

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Windows 8 may prompt malware attacks on hardware, McAfee predicts

Windows 8 may prompt malware attacks on hardware, McAfee predicts | IT Security | Scoop.it

Security features in Windows 8 will discourage operating-system attacks and drive hackers to develop malware that compromises hardware directly, according to McAfee's security predictions for 2012.

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Duqu Workaround Causing Graphics Driver Error

Duqu Workaround Causing Graphics Driver Error | IT Security | Scoop.it

A workaround released by Microsoft to block a vulnerability that could lead to the Duqu worm installing itself is causing issues with graphics driver managing font displays.

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Windows AutoRun malware spreading, experts warn

Windows AutoRun malware spreading, experts warn | IT Security | Scoop.it
Antivirus vendors are warning customers of a spreading malware that can infect computers through a well-known bug in the Windows AutoRun software used to automatically launch programs on a DVD or USB device.
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You should consider disabling AutoRun on all your Windows operating systems and restricting write permissions to file shares ...

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Microsoft leads seizure of Zeus-related cybercrime servers

Microsoft leads seizure of Zeus-related cybercrime servers | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft said on Monday it and several partners had disrupted several cybercrime rings that used a notorious piece of malicious software called Zeus to steal US$100 million over the last five years.

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Windows XP Has 10-Times The Infection Rate Of Windows 7

Windows XP Has 10-Times The Infection Rate Of Windows 7 | IT Security | Scoop.it

The Security Intelligence Report is a biannual report by Microsoft that analyzes past and present security trends. It focuses on “software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malicious and potentially unwanted software, and security breaches”.

The latest report published yesterday focuses on the first and second quarter of 2011 and compares the findings with data from previous years.

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Microsoft working to patch 0-day Windows vulnerability discovered in Duqu malware

Microsoft working to patch 0-day Windows vulnerability discovered in Duqu malware | IT Security | Scoop.it

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it is working to patch a flaw found in the Duqu malware.
Security researchers discovered a previously unknown Windows kernel vulnerability inside the infamous Duqu malware.

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