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eBay's PayPal acquires StackMob for mobile technology

PayPal said StackMob will help it develop new payment products

Android botnet stole SMSes from South Korea, emailed them to China

Security vendor FireEye said it discovered the botnet and is working with Korean law enforcement

Malware virus

Bogus AV program uses 12 stolen digital certificates to make the malware look legit

Hackers are regularly stealing code-signing certificates from developers, according to Microsoft

Microsoft joins group seeking to replace passwords

The FIDO Alliance, which now counts Microsoft as a member, envisions a system where users can interact with an online service without surrendering personal details.


Bitcoin market price app, 'Bitcoin Alarm,' is carefully cloaked malware

Arbor Networks says the application being advertised in spam messages contains a remote access Trojan.

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"

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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.