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Russian cyber group seen preparing to attack banks

APT28 set up phishing domain names for an upcoming attack against banks in the U.S, UAE and other countries

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DDoS botnet shows insecure routers are legion

Researchers found a botnet of over 40,000 routers that are being used to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks.

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The best way to protect your passwords may be creating fake ones

A research project, NoCrack, creates plausible decoy password vaults to confuse attackers

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 12

Verizon makes bid for AOL ... Public Wi-Fi set for speed boost ... Mac security product opens critical hole on Macs

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Controversial MacKeeper security program opens critical hole on Mac computers

The program's developers are urging users to update to its latest version as soon as possible

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Stealthy Linux GPU malware can also hide in Windows PCs, maybe Macs

A team of anonymous developers is trying to raise awareness about GPU malware.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, May 11

China's smartphone market slows...IBM's latest Power8 servers do cloud work...Facebook tests in-app search

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Visitors to top porn sites slammed by malicious advertising attack

A malicious advertisement posted through an ad network tried contained a Flash Player exploit

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New Linux rootkit leverages graphics cards for stealth

The Jellyfish proof-of-concept rootkit uses the processing power of graphics cards and runs in their dedicated memory

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 8

Robotic surgeon gets hacked...NSA data dragnet broke the law...Tesla has a hit

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Startup Twistlock seeks to padlock Docker containers

Security tools for virtual machines are highly evolved, but not so for containers

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Hacked advertising platform sent users to the Nuclear exploit kit

The company affected, Mad Ads Media, was quick to investigate, Trend Micro said

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Windows 10 will kill off 'Patch Tuesday' as Microsoft pushes constant stream of updates

With Windows 10, Microsoft could deploy patches as soon as they're ready, rather than wait for the second Tuesday of each month.