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Report: Obama Ordered Stuxnet Attacks on Iran

UPDATE: U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran in an effort to slow the country's development of a nuclear program, according to a report.

Flame's Bluetooth Functionality Could Help Spies Extract Data Locally, Researchers Say

The Bluetooth functionality of the Flame cyberespionage malware could potentially be used to pinpoint the physical location of infected devices and allow local...

Browser Feature Can Be Abused to Misrepresent Download Origin, Researcher Says

Legitimate browser functionality can be abused to trick users into believing that a trusted website has asked them to download a file, which is actually being...

Copies of Anti-censorship Software Used in Iran and Syria Contain Keylogger

Rogue copies of Green Simurgh, an Internet proxy software application used in Iran and Syria, have been found to contain malware that records users' activities...

Nearly a Fifth of U.S. PCs Have No Antivirus Protection, McAfee Finds

A McAfee study of PCs around the world found that 17 percent had no antivirus protection, and the U.S. outpaced the average with 19 percent of PCs unprotected.

Attacks on Iranian Oil Industry Led to Flame Malware Find

The sophisticated cyber espionage malware known as "Flame" was discovered after computers within Iran's energy industry were wiped clean of data, a security expert said Tuesday.

'Flame': Lethal Cyberweapon or Media Hype?

'Flame' is a sophisticated malware attack, but one vendor takes issue with the hyperbole over the threat and calls it "2007 era technology."

5 Common E-Mail Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The volume of global electronic messages sent via e-mail dwarfs all other forms of electronic communication, and keeping tabs is a daunting -- and essential -- task.

Researchers Identify Stuxnet-like Cyberespionage Malware Called 'Flame'

A new, highly sophisticated malware threat that was predominantly used in cyberespionage attacks against targets in the Middle East has been identified.

Fill Your Mobile Security Toolbox

Malware isn't the only threat to your smartphone. These handy utilities will block snoops and control rogue apps on your Android handset or iPhone.

Google Warns: Clean Your PC or Lose Internet Access

Infected searchers will get an alert that they need to remove the DNSChanger malware or risk losing Internet connectivity on July 9.

Yahoo Leaks Private Key, Allows Anyone to Build Yahoo-signed Chrome Extensions

Yahoo was forced to release a new version of its Axis extension for Google Chrome after the original one contained a private key that allowed anyone to digitally...

Bug Bounty Hunters Reveal Eight Vulnerabilities in Google Services

Security researchers unveiled eight vulnerabilities in Google services during the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam on Thursday -- but they claim to have...

Bredolab Botnet Author Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison in Armenia

The creator of the Bredolab malware received a four-year prison sentence in Armenia on Monday for using his botnet to launch DDoS (distributed denial-of-service)...

Banking Malware Monitors Victims by Hijacking Webcams and Microphones, Researchers Say

A new variant of SpyEye malware allows cybercriminals to monitor potential bank fraud victims by hijacking their webcams and microphones, according to security...