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Banks shouldn't use text messages for two-factor authentication

As mobile banking grows, malicious Android applications are increasingly intercepting one-time passcodes

Disqus scrambles after leak links offensive comments with email addresses

The company's API leaked information that allowed a tabloid to link offensive forum comments to email addresses

Malware virus

Data-stealing malware pretends to be Microsoft IIS server module

Most antivirus products aren't detecting the malware, called "INS"

PCWorld News

Russian-speaking group offers bulletproof hosting in Syria, Lebanon

Those supplying services to cybercriminals are looking for places where they won't be shut down, a security company says.

Passwords reset after 'Pony' botnet stole 2 million credentials

Twitter, Facebook, and ADP said they've reset some users' accounts.


Botnet snatches 2 million logins for Facebook, ADP, and other sites

The attackers are using the "Pony" botnet command-and-control server software.

D-Link issues fixes for firmware backdoor in routers

If remote management is enabled, an attacker could change a router's settings and steal information.

Legal ruling

Supreme Court leaves online sales tax question to Congress

The court declined to review a New York law requiring collection of sales tax for online purchases.

bitcoin warns passwords in danger after DNS attack

Some users of the popular Bitcoin discussion forum are advised to change their passwords in the wake of a security breach.

Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users

Syme, a service built by three students in Montreal, touts the easy-to-use encryption of its social network.

US Army settles unlicensed software claim for $50 million

Apptricity will get $50 million from the Army. The company said its software was used in relief efforts in Haiti and in the Middle East

Link between 'Satoshi' bitcoin account and the Silk Road dissolves

Israeli researchers defend their paper, while the real account holder blamed sloppy research.


Symantec: 'Blackshades' malware still being sold

The security vendor has seen an uptick in infections as well as command-and-control servers.

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Crimeware kit includes Bitcoin, Litecoin miner module

Atrax, sold for $250, offers a variety of other potent plugins besides its ability to mine and steal virtual currency.


Did Satoshi Nakamoto transfer 1,000 bitcoins to the Silk Road?

Mystery surrounds a sizable transfer in March between an early bitcoin account and the underground marketplace.