Lucian ConstantinRomania Correspondent, IDG News Service

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service.

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Trojan that hides inside images infects healthcare organizations

Over 66 percent of the malware's victims were from the U.S.

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Critical flaw in ESET products shows why spy groups are interested in antivirus programs

The flaw could allow attackers to fully compromise systems via websites, email, USB drives and other methods.

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Adobe patches zero-day Flash Player flaw used in targeted attacks

The vulnerability has been exploited by a China-based cyberespionage group for several weeks, security firm FireEye says.

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The government is falling behind on application security

Three out of four government applications fail the OWASP Top 10 and the government is slacking off on fixing flaws, Veracode found

PCWorld News

Cyberattack grounds planes in Poland

The ground computer systems of LOT Polish Airlines went down because of an IT attack

PCWorld News

Software applications have on average 24 vulnerabilities inherited from buggy components

Developers often unwittingly use components that contain flaws

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Windows 10 will allow apps to actively scan their content for malware

Developers will be able to have their apps talk to the locally installed antivirus programs through a new API

PCWorld News

Duqu spy group also targeted telecommunications companies

Symantec found infections with Duqu 2.0 in the U.S., U.K., Sweden, India and Hong Kong

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VMware patches virtual machine escape issue on Windows

The updates also address denial-of-service issues in multiple products

PCWorld News

The Duqu cyberespionage group compromised venues hosting Iran nuclear negotiations

Kaspersky Lab discovered a new version of the malware that also infected its systems

PCWorld News

European authorities bust cybercrime gang that hijacked business payments

The attackers hacked corporate email accounts and used them to divert payments from customers to their own bank accounts

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Adobe fixes Flash Player flaws that could lead to info theft, malware attacks

The company also released updates for the AIR runtime on Windows, Mac and Android.

PCWorld News

Cybercriminals increasingly target point of sales systems

Trustwave highlights the difference in data-breach activity between North America and the rest of the world

PCWorld News

Memory scraping malware targets Oracle Micros point-of-sale customers

A new threat dubbed MalumPoS is being used against businesses in the hospitality, food and retail industries, researchers said

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Hacker turns toy into tool that can open garage doors in seconds

The attack radically improves the time needed to crack the fixed codes of older garage door openers.