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Another serious vulnerability found in Android's media processing service

The Android service that processes multimedia files has been the source of several vulnerabilities recently, including a new one that could give rogue applications access to sensitive permissions.

Darkode vendor of Facebook malware pleads guilty to one charge

A New York man pleaded guilty Monday to one federal spam-related charge for selling access to a botnet of Facebook accounts on a now-shuttered cybercriminal forum.

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Gaming services, hosting companies hit with new type of DDoS attack

Gaming and hosting companies have been hit with a new kind of DDoS attack that could snowball without preventive steps, Level 3 Communications warned on Monday.

BitTorrent programs can be abused to supercharge denial-of-service attacks

Attackers could launch crippling attacks by reflecting the traffic through millions of computers running BitTorrent programs


Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X

The exploit he developed yields root access

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Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

Sick of having that one ad follow you around the Internet for weeks? A new tool in pre-beta builds of Firefox could help block browser tracking across sites.

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Kaspersky denies faking anti-virus info to thwart rivals

A Reuters article quoted anonymous sources saying Kaspersky tagged benign files as dangerous, possibly harming users.

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Zero-day flaw in Google Admin app allows malicious apps to read its files

Attackers could obtain credentials used to manage Google for Work accounts

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Google has another try at patching Stagefright flaw

Google has sent the patch to its partners and will fix its Nexus line of devices

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Cisco warns customers about attacks installing rogue firmware on networking gear

Compromised administrative credentials were used to flash malicious boot firmware on Cisco IOS devices

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Updates are coming for a telematics unit that hacked a Corvette

Mobile Devices Ingenierie says an update will require that security rules are applied to deployed dongles

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Use SAP's mobile platform? Patch now to avoid these 'high risk' vulnerabilities

The flaws could give attackers access to encrypted information

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DOJ calls for encryption balance that includes law enforcement needs

Companies encrypting customer data should weigh the benefits to cybersecurity against needs of law enforcement, officials say

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Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says

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Ten scary hacks I saw at Black Hat and DEF CON

While cyber security is increasingly important, researchers show how little of it we actually have.