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Google squashes widespread AdSense malvertising attack

Webmasters were flummoxed when their sites redirected to fraudulent websites hawking products.

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Ham-fisted phishing attack seeks LinkedIn logins

The emails contain an HTML attachment that seems to be slipping past spam filters

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CryptoWall ransomware is back with new version after two months of silence

CryptoWall 3.0 uses both the Tor and I2P anonymity networks for increased stealthiness.

Adobe patches remote code execution and keylogging flaws in Flash Player

Some of the vulnerabilities allow attackers to take full control of users' systems

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 14

IBM unwraps a new mainframe ... Samsung finally has a Tizen phone ... Valley firms try again to settle lawsuit with workers... and more news

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Fake BBC site disappears after bogus story on Charlie Hebdo

The site briefly drew a large amount of traffic with a bogus news story about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy

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Microsoft focuses solely on Windows on Patch Tuesday

For the first time in recent history, Microsoft has issued no security bug fixes for Internet Explorer.

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Corel software vulnerabilities let attackers execute malicious code on your PC

Malicious DLLs will be executed if stored in the same directory as media files opened with the affected programs, researchers said.

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Obama resurrects cyberthreat sharing proposal despite privacy concerns

The president calls on Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation he first proposed in 2011

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North Korean official news agency site serves malware

The site hosts malware that masquerades as a Flash Player installer, security researchers found

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Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the measure Tuesday

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United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out

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UK prime minister suggests banning encrypted apps like WhatsApp, iMessage

Having access to people's communications is vital for combating terrorism, David Cameron says