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Patch MS12-027 Now--Zero Day Flaw Being Actively Exploited

Microsoft released six security bulletins for April's Patch Tuesday, including MS12-027--a Critical fix for a zero day flaw attackers are already exploiting.

How to Tell If an Email Is a Phishing Scam

Email phishing scams have grown more sophisticated since they first began popping up in corporate inboxes in the 1990s.

Kaspersky Launches Free Flashback Removal Tool and Website to Check for Infections

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has launched a free removal tool for the Flashback Mac OS X malware and a website where users can check whether their computers...

Cybercriminals Use Zeus Malware to Target Cloud Payroll Services

Cybercriminals are using the Zeus online banking malware to target companies that use cloud-based payroll services, researchers from security firm Trusteer said...

Free Tool Detects Flashback Mac Malware

A Mac developer has posted a tool that detects a Flashback malware infection on Apple's computers.

Web Attacks Use Smart Redirection to Evade URL Security Scanners

The new drive-by download attacks don't require user interaction to infect computers with malware.

Do-Not-Track Tools: Hands-On Showdown

Regulators are urging Internet companies to alert consumers about their data-gathering activities--but if you want to seize control now, some browser add-ons can help.

'Ransomware' Tracked to Russian Gang

Trojan-style malware impersonates cops on an infected system and assesses a "fine" for accessing Internet porn or violent material.

Mac Malware Outbreak Is Bigger than 'Conficker'

The Flashback Trojan has compromised an estimated 600,000 plus Macs, making it comparable to the massive Conficker worm botnet that affected Windows PCs.

Working at Starbucks? Lock Down Your Data with HotSpot Shield

This free VPN tool helps keep you safe on public Wi-Fi hotspots -- and lets you access U.S.-only content when traveling abroad.

Is Apple to Blame for Size of Mac Botnet?

Apple sat silently on the sidelines knowing that a Trojan horse was attacking Mac OS X systems in the wild.

Fast-growing Flashback Botnet Includes Over 600,000 Macs, Malware Experts Say

More than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a new version of the Flashback Trojan horse that's being installed on people's computers with the help of Java...

Ice IX Malware Tricks Facebook Users Into Exposing Credit Card Details, Says Trusteer

A new configuration of the Ice IX malware attempts to trick its victims into exposing their credit card details when they try to access their Facebook accounts...

Unpatched Java Vulnerability Exploited to Infect Macs With Flashback Malware

A Java vulnerability that hasn't yet been patched by Apple is being exploited by cybercriminals to infect Mac computers with a new variant of the Flashback...

Most 2011 Cyberattacks Called 'Avoidable'

Default or simple passwords, ineffective or nonexistent firewalls offered easy targets for security breaches, a Verizon report finds.