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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Vodafone blocks Chaos Computer Club site, fueling 'Net censorship concerns in UK

Over-blocking is a common issue with Internet filters run by ISPs in the U.K., digital rights group says

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Devastating malware that hit Sony Pictures similar to other data wiping programs

Researchers found similarities between the Trojan program used against Sony Pictures and others used in South Korea and Saudi Arabia

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Technical evidence links destructive malware to attack against Sony Pictures

The malware contains usernames, passwords and an image associated with Sony Pictures Entertainment, researchers said

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IBM fixes serious flaw in Endpoint Manager for mobile device management

The flaw can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the management server

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Facebook integrates ESET Online Scanner to help find malware in problem PCs

The site will prompt users to run malware scans when suspicious behavior is detected on their computers

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Whitelisting project helps industrial control systems owners find suspicious files

A new service called WhiteScope contains over 300,000 known good SCADA/ICS files

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Iranian hackers compromised airlines, airports, critical infrastructure companies

An Iranian cyberattack campaign dubbed Operation Cleaver compromised over 50 organizations worldwide, researchers from Cylance said

Syrian Electronic Army posts hacking message on several news sites

The group reportedly hijacked the DNS settings for Gigya, a customer management platform

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Over 23,000 Web servers infected with CryptoPHP backdoor

The backdoor script is distributed through pirated plug-ins and themes for WorPress, Joomla and Drupal

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Siemens patches critical SCADA flaws likely exploited in recent attacks

The vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to extract files from WinCC SCADA servers and execute arbitrary code on them

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PoS malware also targeting ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks

Researchers found a new malware program that can steal information from a large number of point-of-sale systems

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New tool catches surveillance malware masquerading as legitimate bookmark manager

Researchers found digitally signed spyware posing as a legitimate program called Outertech Linkman

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Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

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'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Running the 'less' Linux command on files downloaded from the Internet is dangerous, a researcher says.

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Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites