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Researchers: iPhones, iPads connected to Windows PCs are at risk

At the USENIX Security Symposium, Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords.

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Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said

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Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

Users will be able to revoke permissions previously granted to apps starting with Firefox OS 2.1

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Netcore, Netis routers have hardcoded password, Trend Micro says

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable

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Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata

PlayStation Network back online after massive denial of service attack

The group that claimed responsibility for the PlayStation DDoS attack also diverted the flight of a Sony executive with a fake bomb scare.

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Attack targets firms from the automobile industry in Europe

Attackers are sending emails containing a new information-stealing Trojan program to customer service departments, Symantec researchers said

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Sony says 'high traffic' downs PlayStation, Entertainment networks

The group claiming responsibility also appears to be involved in a bomb threat against an American Airlines flight

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US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert

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Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off.

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Mobile apps could be abused to make expensive phone calls

Mobile applications often don't warn users before a call is made, which a developer says could be abused

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Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

Worldwide spending will increase by almost 8 percent this year

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NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps