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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.

on greenbot.com

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Google broadens its malware sleuthing to sniff out deceptive downloads

More types of malicious software will be identified by Google's safe browsing service

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Malware is less concerned about virtual machines

Symantec finds most malware doesn't quit if it runs on VM, which used to be a sign it was being analyzed.

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Classic Facebook "Color Changer" scam makes another comeback

When malware masquerades as a feature enhancement, some users inevitably get duped.

on techhive.com

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CryptoLocker decrypted: Researchers reveal website that frees your files from ransomware

CryptoLocker is a nasty bit of ransomware that encrypts all your files unless you fork over $300 in Bitcoin—but Fox-IT and FireEye can help you find the key for free.

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Stealthy, tricky 'Poweliks' malware hides in your system registry - but not your hard drive

The malware is persistent across system reboots, despite not having any files on disk

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Virtual servers still face real security threats

A new survey from Kaspersky finds that many IT professionals don’t understand the security threats against virtual servers.

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File-encrypting Android ransomware's extortion attempts mimic FBI

The malware was updated to use FBI-themed alerts and encrypt backup files, researchers from ESET said

Google sets up cybercrime-busting task force

After unearthing the Heartbleed flaw, Google sets up a research group dedicated to finding vulnerabilities in Web software.

The game isn’t over yet for Gameover malware

Researchers at Sophos have discovered new variants of Gameover malware—a botnet operation that was shut down by law enforcement just over a month ago.