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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Massive cyber-attack discovered | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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I am the cavalry

I am the cavalry | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
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The Cavalry is a global grassroots organization that is focused on issues where computer security intersects public safety and human life. We strive to ensure that these technologies are worthy of the trust we place in them. We are seeking to organize as a non-profit educational foundation. Our areas of focus are medical devices, automobiles, home electronics and public infrastructure.

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Facebook Integrates Trend Micro’s HouseCall to Fight Online Threats

Facebook Integrates Trend Micro’s HouseCall to Fight Online Threats | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Facebook users can now have a more safe and secure online experience thanks to its partnership with Trend Micro.
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Microsoft Warns of Denial-of-Service Bug in Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft Warns of Denial-of-Service Bug in Malware Protection Engine | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
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Banks must give fraud victims their money back | The Times

Banks must give fraud victims their money back | The Times | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The City watchdog to announce a review into whether providers are fobbing off victims of card fraud with excuses to avoid making redress.

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Flight 370 Investigation: Cyber Ties

Flight 370 Investigation: Cyber Ties | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The investigation of the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 is raising issues that are very similar to those considered in cybersecurity cases, ranging from the insider threat to deleting data from a computer.
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Fake MH370 video spreading malware on Facebook

Fake MH370 video spreading malware on Facebook | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A fake video claiming that the missing Malaysian Airline passenger jet was spotted near Bermuda Triangle has been spreading on Facebook.
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Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS

Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
OS X Mavericks still VULNERABLE, millions at risk of web hijacking
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Study: Android accounted for 97% of mobile malware in 2013

Study: Android accounted for 97% of mobile malware in 2013 | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Most malware found outside the U.S. with Google Play accounting for less than 1%, according to security firm F-Secure.
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'Naked Video' Malware Scam on Facebook Infected Millions - WLTX.com

'Naked Video' Malware Scam on Facebook Infected Millions - WLTX.com | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The best ways to avoid Malware infections is to keep Anti-Virus software updated, and be sceptical of items like this.
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FireEye, Inc. | Advanced Threat Report 2013

FireEye, Inc. | Advanced Threat Report 2013 | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The 2013 edition of the FireEye Advanced Threat Report analyses more than 40,000 advanced attacks across the globe to map out the latest trends in advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks. Leveraging real-time threat intelligence from millions of security alerts across customer deployments, FireEye tracked more than 160 distinct APT malware families and logged 22 million command-and-control (CnC) transmissions. This report correlates that intelligence to provide insight that spans countries, industries, and threat vectors.

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VPN related security flaw brings Android JellyBean and KitKat under cyber threat

VPN related security flaw brings Android JellyBean and KitKat under cyber threat | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Another major security flaw has been discovered in the Android OS. The flaw has been detected in the virtual private network of the Android operating systems in the Indian cyberspace.

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A New Vulnerability in the Android Framework: Fragment Injection

A New Vulnerability in the Android Framework: Fragment Injection | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

We have recently disclosed a new vulnerability to the Android Security Team. The vulnerability affected many apps, including Settings (on every Android device), Gmail, Google Now, DropBox & Evernote.

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Multi-Platform Botnet Targets Windows, Mac OS, and Linux Machines - Seculert Blog on Advanced Threats and Cyber Security

Multi-Platform Botnet Targets Windows, Mac OS, and Linux Machines - Seculert Blog on Advanced Threats and Cyber Security | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A botnet written in Java is targeting Windows, Mac OS, and Linux machines.
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New Bitcoin mining trojan spreading via Facebook in Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania, Serbia and other countries

New Bitcoin mining trojan spreading via Facebook in Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania, Serbia and other countries | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Facebook users from Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania, Serbia and other countries got infected with a new Bitcoin mining Trojan.
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The two cornerstones of next-generation cybersecurity

The two cornerstones of next-generation cybersecurity | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Aside from deeper data intelligence, however, we also need much deeper identity intelligence than the basic user name, password, and role descriptions we have today.
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Ramdo Click Fraud is Resurgent, with ties to Kelihos Botnet

Ramdo Click Fraud is Resurgent, with ties to Kelihos Botnet | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Takedown-resistant click-fraud spike is expected to continue.
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Virtual cash thieves target Android

Virtual cash thieves target Android | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Android apps that have been downloaded millions of times have been subverted to mine virtual coins for cyberthieves, say security firms.
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Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'? | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, at first it seemed as though the activists had won - but now it's not so clear.
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Ukraine's Computers Targeted by Powerful Malware

The "Snake" malware has been increasingly used since the start of this year, even before protests that led to the overthrow of president Viktor Yanukovych.
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Cybersecurity conference examines dangers of the digital world

Cybersecurity conference examines dangers of the digital world | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
PEORIA — While technology can provide information at the touch of a button, the computer age also has its downside. Just ask the millions of U.S. shoppers who had credit and debit card information stolen when the Target retail chain was the target of a recent cyber attack.
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Microsoft, Kaspersky Shed Light on Sefnit Tor Botnet

Microsoft, Kaspersky Shed Light on Sefnit Tor Botnet | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab and Microsoft have shared new insight into how malware campaigns operate over the Tor anonymity network, as well as other darknets.
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NSA chief says spy concerns are pre-empting cybersecurity fixes

NSA chief says spy concerns are pre-empting cybersecurity fixes | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The departing director of the National Security Agency said the U.S. government will have to address surveillance concerns before Congress can turn to bolstering cyberdefenses.
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Hackers take control of home routers

Hackers take control of home routers | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A world-spanning network of compromised home routers has been uncovered by security researchers.
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Trend Micro Mobile App Reputation Service: Beyond Anti-Malware - Trend Micro Simply Security

Trend Micro Mobile App Reputation Service: Beyond Anti-Malware - Trend Micro Simply Security | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

It is more than 24 months since we released Trend Micro Mobile App Reputation Service. The number of malicious and high-risk mobile apps grew from a few thousand to now more than 1.4 million. The mobile security landscape continues to change.

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Cybersecurity Upgrade Amid the Chaos in Ukraine

Cybersecurity Upgrade Amid the Chaos in Ukraine | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The continuing Ukrainian conflict brings to mind a quote from the late Sen. Eugene McCarthy: “Eighty percent of the world's problems are the fault of British mapmakers.” Dave Gonigam expounds on this idea.
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