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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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

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The Duqu cyberespionage group compromised venues hosting Iran nuclear negotiations

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

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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.

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Cybercriminals increasingly target point of sales systems

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

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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.

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Researcher warns popular gaming plug-in puts millions of web users at risk from data thieves

In a demo posted on YouTube, the researcher shows how a flaw in the Unity Web Player could let an attacker access a Gmail account.

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Users with weak SSH keys had access to GitHub repositories for popular projects

GitHub revoked the keys, but it's not clear if they were ever abused by attackers

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have raised cameras.

Fraud campaign installs rogue app on non-jailbroken iPhones

The attackers are likely abusing Apple's iOS Developer Enterprise Program, researchers said

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New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take over the affected devices.

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Tor connections to hidden services could be easy to de-anonymize

It's safer to access Internet websites over Tor than hidden services, researchers said.

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Like routers, most USB modems also vulnerable to drive-by hacking

Attackers can hijack DNS settings by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Web-based management interfaces of 3G/4G USB modems

Synology patches serious security flaws in its network-attached storage devices

One vulnerability could let attackers compromise NAS boxes and data stored on them