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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Information disclosure flaw exposes Netgear wireless routers to attacks

The vulnerability allows attackers to extract admin passwords and wireless network keys

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

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VirusTotal tackles the tricky false positives problem plaguing antivirus software

VirusTotal is gathering file metadata from trusted software makers to integrate in its online scanning engine

PCWorld News

Critical vulnerability in Group Policy puts Windows computers at risk

The design flaw took more than a year to patch and even then Windows Server 2003 was left out

PCWorld News

Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

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Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android.

PCWorld News

Advantech industrial communication devices vulnerable to remote code execution

Industrial equipment owners are advised to install the latest firmware updates to protect their Advantech Modbus gateway devices

Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC

In the wake of revelations about eavesdropping Samsung and LG smart TVs, don't forget the wide world of HTPC options available.

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Sneaky Linux malware comes with sophisticated custom-built rootkit

XOR.DDoS is distributed through SSH brute-force password guessing attacks

PCWorld News

Attackers exploit zero-day flaw in popular WordPress plug-in

Users should install newly released security patches or remove the affected plug-in

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Hackers are unknowingly gathering intel for the NSA

The NSA and its partners are intercepting information stolen by hackers from intelligence targets

PCWorld News

Siemens patches critical flaws in industrial wireless gear

The vulnerabilities allow attackers to take control of affected Ruggedcom WIN systems

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Hacked again? Russian hackers still inside Sony Pictures' network, security firm says

Taia Global says that either intruders from the November breach never left, or Sony Pictures was hacked a second time

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Scareware found hidden in Google Play apps downloaded by millions

Days after installation the apps started displaying fake warning messages promoting other rogue apps and services

Dangerous Internet Explorer vulnerability opens door to powerful phishing attacks

The flaw can be used to steal authentication cookies and inject rogue code into websites