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BlueHat Hackers Stymie a Widespread Exploit

Microsoft's three finalists in its hacking contest successfully detected and defeated a common exploit; a winner will take the $250,000 prize.


Iran Targeted by 'Massive Cyberattack,' Official Claims

Iran's intelligence minister has accused the U.S., the U.K. and Israel of planning a "massive cyberattack" against his country after talks broke down this week.

Privacy Watch: Spotflux Guards Your Privacy for Free

A new startup's free app anonymizes and encrypts your connection, and scans for malware, while you browse.

Next-Gen Bank Trojans Scoop Out Savings

A type of Trojan tool automates money theft from compromised accounts in ways that are invisible to account holders, Trend Micro has discovered.

Unpatched Microsoft XML Core Services Flaw Increasingly Targeted in Attacks, Researchers Say

An unpatched vulnerability in the Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) is being exploited in attacks launched from compromised websites to infect computers with...

Report: Flame Part of US-Israeli Cyberattack Campaign Against Iran

The highly sophisticated Flame malware was jointly developed by the U.S. and Israeli governments in preparation for a cybersabotage campaign to disrupt Iran's...

LinkedIn Hit With Lawsuit Over Massive Data Breach

LinkedIn has been hit with a potential class-action lawsuit alleging it failed to meet "industry standard" security practices.

Researchers Set New Cryptanalysis World Record for Pairing-based Cryptography

Researchers from Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Kyushu University have set a new...

Google: We Find 9,500 New Malicious Sites Every Day

Between 12 and 14 million daily searches return at least one hacked site, the company says.

Fake Android Antivirus App Likely Linked to Zeus Banking Trojan, Researchers Say

Android Security Suite Premium, disguised as a Microsoft antivirus update program, is capable of stealing SMS messages and uploading them to a remote server.

Flame Malware Illustrates Vulnerability of USB Drives

The virus used USB ports found on every PC as a pathway to avoid detection by network-guarding security systems.

Facebook Pushes Security Tips to All Its Users

Facebook started promoting security tips at the top of each user's home page, with a link to information about scams, passwords and how to stay safe.

Reddit Bans Major Publications for Allegedly Spamming And/or Cheating

Reddit, a popular link-sharing and discussion site, announced this week that it has begun blocking content from entire domains.