Lucian ConstantinReporter, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy and data protection.

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EFF's Open Wireless Router tech aims to increase network security, spur Wi-Fi sharing

The new custom router firmware will allow users to share their wireless networks, but could also improve their router's security

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Stealthy ransomware 'Critroni' uses Tor, could replace Cryptolocker

The Cryptolocker takedown led to a better designed, more resilient ransomware threat

Home router security to be tested in upcoming hacking contest

Researchers will compete to exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities in popular home routers.

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Romanian gang used malware to defraud international money transfer firms

The cybercriminals targeted money transfer franchises in several European countries

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Emergency vBulletin patch fixes dangerous SQL injection vulnerability

Attackers could exploit the flaw to steal information from the databases of websites running vBulletin 5

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Vulnerability exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Specially crafted HTTP requests could trigger remote code execution on the affected devices, Cisco said

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SSL Blacklist project exposes certificates used by malware

Researchers launch effort to track SSL certificates used in botnet and malware operations

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Overreliance on the NSA led to weak crypto standard, NIST advisers find

NIST needs to improve its cryptographic expertise in order to challenge advice received from the NSA when developing standards, report says

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New banking malware 'Kronos' advertised on underground forums

Its creators seek to establish the new threat as a premium commercial alternative to older Trojans like Zeus

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

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Microsoft revokes trust in certificate authority operated by the Indian government

A security breach at India's National Informatics Centre resulted in at least 45 rogue digital certificates for Google and Yahoo domains

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Malware hidden in Chinese inventory scanners targeted logistics, shipping firms

Researchers from TrapX discovered a sophisticated multistage cyberespionage attack that started in the supply chain

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Beyond Google, rogue digital certificates also targeted Yahoo domains, possibly others

The full scope of the security breach is currently unknown, a Google security engineer said

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International law enforcement operation disrupts Shylock banking malware

Police in eight countries worked with security vendors to seize domain names and servers used by the Trojan program

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Botnet brute-forces remote access to point-of-sale systems

A new malware threat scans the Internet for POS systems and tries to access them using common usernames and passwords