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Researchers Discover New Duqu Variant That Tries to Evade Antivirus Detection

Security researchers have discovered a new variant of the Duqu cyberespionage malware that was designed to evade detection by antivirus products.

Duqu Trojan Mystery Programming Language Identified as "Old School" C

The Duqu Trojan, which some believe is a relative of the Stuxnet worm used to attack Iran, was partly programmed in Object-Oriented C (OOC).

Stolen Encryption Key Compromised Symantec Certificate

Researchers at Kaspersky tracked down a Trojan malware that was signed with a stolen digital certificate, now disabled.

Computer Viruses Could Cross Frontier Into Biological Realm, Researchers Say

Computer hackers could create malicious software that crosses the line from technology to biology, crafting viruses that could spread dangerous epidemics.

Java-based Web Attack Installs Hard-to-detect Malware in RAM

A hard-to-detect piece of malware that doesn't create files on infected systems was dropped onto the computers of visitors to popular news sites in Russia.

Patch Now: Microsoft RDP Exploit Code Is in the Wild

Patching the RDP flaws from security bulletin MS12-020 was already considered critical, but now exploit code has been discovered online and the race is on to patch before a worm is developed.

Microsoft Blames Security Info-sharing Program for Attack Code Leak

The proof-of-concept exploit now circulating among hackers does not allow remote code execution -- necessary to compromise a system with malware -- but instead crashes a vulnerable machine.

Leaked Exploit Prompts Researcher to Publish Blueprint for Critical RDP Vulnerability

UPDATE: Security patch urged after release of proof-of-concept exploit accompanies a a working exploit, possibly from Microsoft.

Android Phones Will Keep Getting Exploited, Researchers Say

Android is still the most attractive smartphone OS for malevolent hackers, so devices based on the platform will continue to get compromised, researchers said at...

Pinterest Is Fertile Ground for Online Scams

Pinterest has burst onto the social networking scene and caught everyone's attention--including the online scammers. Learn how to avoid Pinterest scams.

Google Restores Interoperability With AOL AIM

Google and AOL have restored the interoperability between their two instant messaging (IM) networks, a little over two weeks after it was temporarily suspended...

Two Domain Name Registrars Behind Most Rogue Pharma Sites, Says Study

Research done by LegitScript, a company that maintains a database with legitimate online pharmacies, suggests that two domain name registrars are responsible for...

March Windows Patches includes One Critical Bug

One of the six updates patch bugs that Microsoft confirms could be exploited by attackers to compromise PCs and plant malware on victimized machines.