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Cisco’s Annual Security Report For 2013 Reveals Staggering Increase In Cyber Attacks

According to recent studies, cyber security threats are still affecting users and businesses alike, with more complex and precise attacks, according to Annual Security Report of 2014 made by Cisco. This is where John Stewart, Chief…

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Windows XP Still Installed In 95% Of ATMs Around The World

Bloomberg reports that around 95% of ATMs around the world still run on Microsoft’s 12 years old operating system, which is going to be discontinued in April. Though update support will still be available until 2015,…

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Target Confirms P.O.S Terminals Hit By Malware

The data breach at target is much worse than first thought. Originally the retail chain estimated that around 40 million customers information may have been stolen from their Point Of Sale systems or P.O.S. This information…

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Yahoo Malware Attack Reportedly More Far-Reaching Than Previously Thought

Yahoo has reported a while back that on January the 3rd, their website has been infected with ad-related malware content. The FoxIT security company reported that the UK, France and Romania were the countries who suffered…

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Unanswered Questions About Malware Attack On Yahoo

After Saturday’s discovery of Malware infecting visitors to Yahoo.com by security firm Fox IT, we still have some questions that need to be answered. Users who have used Yahoo in the last couple of days and…

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Yahoo! Infected With Malicious Ads, Targets Great Britain, Romania, France and Pakistan

Fox-IT, a security product and service company in the Netherlands, stated that computers visiting Yahoo on January 3 were infected with malware from the Yahoo ad network ads.yahoo.com. Fresh analysis indicates that Yahoo has a handle…

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New Malware Is Reported To Be Affecting World Of Warcraft Gamers

World of Warcraft gamers and other MMORPG players are subject to hacks and exploits that attempt to steal their user names and passwords, after which the hackers will either rob the character of all their gold,…

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Researchers Found A Way To Use The Smartphone Camera To Figure Out PINs

It appears that researchers have found a way to figure out what personal identification number someone is typing into their smartphone by using the device’s built-in cameras and microphones to secretly record them. Security researchers at…

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Reset Button Added To Google Chrome For Security Improvements

Vice President Linus Upson informed Google Chrome users on Thursday 31st of October that the Google Chrome browser will get a “Reset to Browser Settings” button to address continuous security issues which appear in fake ads…

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Microsoft Says Windows XP’s Infection Rate Is 6X That Of Windows 8

Microsoft really wants to encourage users to make the shift to a newer operating system, mainly Windows 8.1. To do this Microsoft is pushing the security side of things, particularly as business users are the most…

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Suspect Arrested For Creation Of Blackhole Malware Exploit Kit

The suspected creator of the advanced malware tool Blackhole has been arrested. The man taken into custody is suspected of being the owner of the online alias “Paunch”, the name used by the creator of the…

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Reports Suggest MSI.com Has Been Hacked And Injected With Malware Code

According to unconfirmed reports MSI.com has recently been hacked and can distribute Malware code. The report states that cyber-criminals have hacked MSI.com and have altered it to distribute malware that is hosted by Kristians1(dot)net and some…

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A US Department “Handles” Malware Infection By Destroying The Infected Equipment

You’d think the American government departments, with all their funding and extra-legal powers, would know how to effectively deal with a malware infection. Well apparently not. According to a report by the US Department of Commerce’s…

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Opera Gets Hacked, Expired Certificate Signing Code Stolen

According to Opera’s official blog they have recently halted and contained a targeted attack on the company’s internal network. Opera’s Sigbjørn Vik said that on June 19th an attack took place which didn’t compromise any user data…

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Experts Reveal Criminal DIY Bitcoin Mining Tool

The Security Experts “Webroot” have revealed a subscription-based criminal DIY mining malware tool. Apparently they found this tool on a Cybercrime forum and the tool can be used to Bitcoin mine on malware infected PCs. “The…

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American Entertainment Industry Wants To Be Allowed To Send Malware To Pirates

As online piracy continues to be a rising problem for the America entertainment industry it is now looking to take even more drastic measures to counter it. According to a proposal put forward by the American…

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99.9% Of New Mobile Malware Is For Android

It is funny yet worrying that if you talk to your “average Joe” about malware/viruses on Android, most of them believe that Android devices can’t get malware/viruses. This is one of those common misconceptions on the…

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Newly Discovered Android Malware Infected Up To 9 Million Users

A new Android Malware has emerged that was apparently lurking in the Google Play Store for a considerable period of time. The new malware, dubbed “BadNews” has been embedded in 32 different apps on four different…

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Thousands Of Computers Attacked By MalwareBytes Monday

Do you use Malwarebytes? If so you are among millions of customers of the Anti-Malware software distributor. Many of us monitor and repair our own computers, and we use largely known companies to keep our computers…

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Bitdefender Is Best Windows 8 Internet Security, AVG is Best Free Security

According to the well respected, comprehensive and independent test of internet security packages, done by AV Test, Bitdefender has come out on top as the best overall internet security package. Bitdefender received 17 out of 18…

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New Skype Malware Uses Its Victim’s System To Mine Bitcoins

It is recently being found that there’s a new type of malware which is spread via Skype has been discovered. This works once the recipient clicks on a link that he receives via Skype. Once this…

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New Malware Targeting ATMs of Major U.S. Banks

A new malware called “Dump Memory Grabber” is found that has been collecting information about credit/debit card information from ATM and point-of-sale systems from major U.S. banks. This malware is reported by a Russian-based security company…

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Ad-injecting “Yontoo” Trojan Targets Mac Users

If your Mac has unexpected advertisements appearing on websites where you know its unlikely to see such ads, its an indication that your system is infected with “Trojan.Yontoo.1” which is identified by a Russian based anti-virus…

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Cisco Report Shows “Good” Sites Have More Malware Than Porn Sites

When it comes to catching viruses, malware and adware on the internet “word of mouth” will tell you that porn websites, pharmaceutical sites and gambling sites are some of the most dangerous out there. Cisco’s latest…

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Microsoft Confirm; They Were Hacked Too

We reported last week that Facebook was one of a few big websites that were hacked and confirmed that they weren’t alone with talk of other large global sites being targeted too including Twitter, Apple and possibly even…