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Scareware found hidden in Google Play apps downloaded by millions

Days after installation the apps started displaying fake warning messages promoting other rogue apps and services

Malicious advertisements on major sites compromised many, many PCs

New vulnerabilities in Flash combined with malicious ads are helping attackers.

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Oops, you downloaded malware on your Android phone

Is your Android device suddenly spamming you with ads? Maybe you shouldn’t have downloaded that one-star Flappy Bird knockoff.

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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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Experts pick the top 5 security threats for 2015

Who could top the Sony hack? Someone will surely try. Experts weigh in on the most likely security exploits for the new year.

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Watch out! Macro-based malware is making a comeback

Attackers bypass defenses aganst macros with social engineering to install malware.

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Does your computer have malware? Here are the telltale signs

Viruses, Trojans, and worms, oh, my! These symptoms are warning signs that you might have an infected PC.

The Regin malware threat: Real protections against a mysterious danger

Regin's a puzzle, with a long career that apparently has yet to affect the U.S. If that should happen, however, the classic protective measures will be your best defense.

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New ransomware CoinVault allows users to decrypt one file for free

Cybercriminals use a popular freebie tactic in an attempt to increase the success rate of its ransomware.

BadUSB: What you can do about undetectable malware on a flash drive

We've known for years that malware can spread via portable storage. But BadUSB shows that scanning the drive may not be sufficient.