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Chinese Arrests over iOS Malware

Three people believed to have been involved in creating malware that penetrated Apple’s strict controls have been arrested in China. Continue reading

Only Half of USB Devices Have an Unpatchable Flaw, But No One Knows Which Half

After testing the USB controller chips of all eight major manufacturers, the researcher who first discovered BadUSB has some good news and some bad news. The post Only Half of USB Devices Have an Unpatchable Flaw, But No One Knows Which Half appeared f… Continue reading

Stuxnet Worm Infected High-Profile Targets before Hitting Iran Nukes

List of “patients zero” shows cyber weapon broke into—not out of—Natanz. Continue reading

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

The hotel guest probably never knew what hit him. When he tried to get online using his five-star hotel’s WiFi network, he got a pop-up alerting him to a new Adobe software update. When he clicked to accept the download, he got a malicious executable instead. What he didn’t know was that the sophisticated attackers […]

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This System Will Self Destruct: Crimeware Gets Powerful New Functions

Refurbished BlackEnergy does Windows and Linux—even Cisco routers. Continue reading

An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon

An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon

In an excerpt from her new book, “Countdown to Zero Day,” WIRED’s Kim Zetter describes the dark path the world’s first digital weapon took to reach its target in Iran.

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That Unpatchable USB Malware Now Has a Patch … Sort Of

That Unpatchable USB Malware Now Has a Patch … Sort Of

When security researchers Adam Caudill and Brandon Wilson publicly released attack code two weeks ago that takes advantage of an insidious vulnerability in USB devices, they argued that publishing their exploits would get the problems fixed faster. Now they’ve released a partial fix themselves—albeit one that’s so messy it includes coating your USB thumb drive […]

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A Cybersecurity Threat That Could Be Lurking On Your Phone- 1 October 2014

1 October 2014- Fox News A Cybersecurity Threat That Could Be Lurking On Your Phone

Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers- 21 September 2014

21 September 2014- The Hacker News Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers

Malware-Laced Emails Appear to Come From LogMeIn- 23 September 2014

23 September 2014- ThreatPost Malware-Laced Emails Appear to Come From LogMeIn

Dyre Trojan Caught In The Cookie Jar- 18 September 2014

18 September 2014- Threat Post Dyre Trojan Caught In The Cookie Jar

Popular Financial Trojan Citadel Gets a Makeover as a Corporate Spy- 17 September 2014

17 September 2014- Ars Technica Popular financial trojan Citadel gets a makeover as a corporate spy

The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose

Two independent researchers say that publicly releasing the code that enables BadUSB attacks will hasten a fix. The post The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Hackers Penetrated Systems of Key Defense Contractors- 18 September 2014

18 September 2014- Help Net Security Hackers penetrated systems of key defense contractors

Why Retailers Like Home Depot Get Hacked- 15 September 2014

15 September 2014- CSO Online Why retailers like Home Depot get hacked

Home Depot Hit By Same Malware as Target- 7 September 2014

7 September 2014- Krebs on Security Home Depot Hit By Same Malware as Target

German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators and Making Millions- 5 September 2014

5 September 2014- Global Voices Online German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators and Making Millions

Data: Nearly All U.S. Home Depot Stores Hit- 3 September 2014

3 September 2014- Krebs on Security Data: Nearly All U.S. Home Depot Stores Hit

BBanks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot- 2 September 2014

2 September 2014- Krebs on Security Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot

Hackers Stole Security Check Info on at Least 25,000 DHS Employees- 30 August 2014

30 August 2014- Ars Technica Hackers stole security check info on at least 25,000 DHS employees