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Google buys browser-based malware scanner VirusTotal

The database of infected sites and other pests will likely bolster Google's existing security services.

Tool allows Mac OS X hackers with root access to easily extract keychain data

A new tool allows Mac OS X attackers with root OS access to easily steal the keychain password data of logged in users and reinforces the dangers of granting...

Security researchers to present new 'CRIME' attack against SSL/TLS

Two security researchers claim to have developed a new attack that can decrypt session cookies from HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) connections.

German federal police to develop their own computer surveillance software

The Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany, also known as the BKA, is looking to hire software engineers who can develop remote computer surveillance...

Time to Give Java the Boot?

Analysis: The programming language has become one of the weakest links in a PC’s and Mac's defenses against external threats, and is slowly -- and rightly -- being abandoned.


Hackers Shift Tactics, Study Warns

Drive-by attacks, spear phishing, and advanced malware are favorite weapons to attack the typical first lines of defense, FireEye reports.

Rogue Microsoft Services Agreement Email Notifications Lead to Latest Java Exploit

Hackers are distributing rogue email notifications about changes in Microsoft's Services Agreement to trick people into visiting malicious pages that use a...

Does Oracle Patch for Java 7 Fix the Zero-Day Flaw?

Oracle has cranked out a patch for Java a few short days after news of a zero-day exploit was announced. Oracle is short on details, though, about what the patch fixes.

Mysterious Wiper Malware Possibly Connected to Stuxnet and Duqu, Researchers Say

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have uncovered information suggesting a possible link between the mysterious malware that attacked Iranian oil ministry...

Unpatched Java Vulnerability Exploited in Blackhole-based Attacks

Attacks targeting an unpatched vulnerability in the latest versions of Java 7 have become widespread after an exploit for the new flaw was integrated into the...

Six Ways to Protect Against the New Actively Exploited Java Vulnerability

Security researchers have proposed several methods for users to protect their computers from ongoing attacks that target a new and yet-to-be-patched...

Warning: Java Zero Day Flaw Under Attack

Attackers have developed an exploit for a zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's Java, and security experts are concerned that widespread attacks are imminent.

Unpatched Java Vulnerability Exploited in Targeted Attacks, Researchers Say

Attackers are exploiting a new and unpatched vulnerability that affects the latest version of Java -- Java 7 Update 6 -- in order to infect computers with...