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Security Challenges of BYOD and Gen Y

Security Challenges of BYOD and Gen Y | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Nowhere does the intersection of BYOD and security impact organizations more than with Gen Y workers, who have clear ideas about how and where mobile devices, apps and social media tools should be used.

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FBI cybercrime sting snares 24

FBI cybercrime sting snares 24 | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
At least 24 people in 13 countries are arrested in a US-led sting operation that targeted the trade of stolen bank card data.
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Windows 8 'harder for malware to exploit', says security analysis

Windows 8 will come with a radically redesigned user interface, dubbed Metro, which was designed in part to give Windows that same feel across smartphones, desktops, laptops and tablets.

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Arrests over mobile porn virus

Arrests over mobile porn virus | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Six men are arrested in Japan for creating a virus that tricked users of a porn site into downloading it.
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New Android malware disguised as security app

New Android malware disguised as security app | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The latest Zeus malware masquerades as a premium security app to lure people into downloading the Trojan, Kaspersky Lab reported Monday. The fake security app, called the Android Security Suite Premium, first appeared in early June with newer versions released since then.

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Flame Malware Illustrates Vulnerability of USB Drives

Flame, discovered last month in Iran's oil-ministry computers, used USB ports found on every PC as a pathway to avoid detection by network-guarding security systems. The cleverness of Flame's creators in keeping the malware under the radar was one more example of why it is considered among the most sophisticated espionage-software packages to date.

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Android Malware Scanner Falls Short

Android Malware Scanner Falls Short | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Bouncer, the Android malware scanner that checks uploaded apps, got bounced itself by security researchers who have found a way to bypass it. Google developed Bouncer to scan apps submitted to Google Play (formerly Android Store).

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Reverse-Engineering Malware Specialist job - Las Vegas

Reverse-Engineering Malware Specialist job - Las Vegas | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Reverse-engineer malicious software using malware analysis tools and techniques. Ability to research trends and countermeasures in computer/network vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious activity.

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How to protect WordPress from Malware

How to protect WordPress from Malware | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Hackers, spammers, and criminals write scripts to seek out and search for websites with specific vulnerabilities they can use to break in. They watch the latest security holes patched in WordPress itself, as well as themes and plugins.

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Flame authors order infected computers to remove all traces of the malware

Flame authors order infected computers to remove all traces of the malware | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The creators of the Flame cyber-espionage threat ordered infected computers still under their control to download and execute a component designed to remove all traces of the malware and prevent forensic analysis.

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The Herpes [Botnet] Tearjerker? « The Day Before Zero

The Herpes [Botnet] Tearjerker? « The Day Before Zero | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Apart from the rather interesting name given to the malware and an associated remote C&C panel, there’s nothing particularly special about the functionality of the bot agent – it offers all the malicious features you’d expect the criminals to want.

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IT Security and Hacking knowledge base - SecDocs

IT Security and Hacking knowledge base - SecDocs | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

IT Security and hackers documentation site, with papers, slides from conferences and training videos.

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Smart TVs to get antivirus software

Smart TVs to get antivirus software | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

UK-based Ocean Blue Software and Sophos have just developed what could be the world's first antivirus program for smart TVs.

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Fraud Ring In Hacking Attack On 60 Banks

Fraud Ring In Hacking Attack On 60 Banks | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Some 60m euro is stolen from bank accounts in a massive cyber raid, after fraudsters raid dozens of banks around the world.
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Hacker interrupts AVG's malware analysis

Hacker interrupts AVG's malware analysis | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

'Why are you researching my trojan?'  A hacker has sprung AVG malware researchers midway through their analysis of a trojan crafted to trap Diablo gamers.

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Fighting viruses, defending the net

Fighting viruses, defending the net | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
As global online access expands, computer security expert Mikko Hypponen asks: What's the next killer virus, and will the world be able to cope with it?
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BYOD Security, Management - a growing issue for IT

BYOD Security, Management - a growing issue for IT | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A Gartner report says the bring your own device (BYOD) trend is here to stay, so enterprises need to bolster security policies.
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Critical Security Flaw Found in Tumblr - eSecurity Planet

Critical Security Flaw Found in Tumblr - eSecurity Planet | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Researchers Aditya Gupta and Subho Halder say Tumblr has ignored their findings.
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Top 5 Android malware troublemakers ID'd

Top 5 Android malware troublemakers ID'd | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

SophosLabs has identified five leading types of malware in the wild that could be dangerous to Android phone and tablet users, including one that snags personally identifiable information and another that can send and read text messages.

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Facebook, Twitter, Google lead alliance to clean up the Internet

Facebook, Twitter, Google lead alliance to clean up the Internet | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Google and Twitter are among the firms that have teamed up with non-profit StopBadware to clean the Web of malware and trust abuses.

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Simple steps to up your cyber security

Simple steps to up your cyber security | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

A few simple steps can stop almost all of today's cyber security threats, according to Microsoft New Zealand's corporate affairs manager Waldo Kuipers.

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Cyber warfare: Fear of system failure

Cyber warfare: Fear of system failure | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The discovery of Flame and Stuxnet leaves security experts concerned there are similar malicious software attacks underway that their systems cannot detect.
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Android Malware "DDSpy" pretends to be Gmail, steals phone logs

Android Malware "DDSpy" pretends to be Gmail, steals phone logs | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

New malicious software has been detected on Android devices where a user's personal information is stolen by a fake Gmail program.

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Twenty-One Steps to Improve SCADA Security

Twenty-One Steps to Improve SCADA Security | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Action is required by all organizations to secure their SCADA networks as part of the effort to protect critical infrastructure.

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Five of the biggest IPv6-based threats facing CIOs

Five of the biggest IPv6-based threats facing CIOs | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The IETF has identified many security threats related to IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
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