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Android, Bitcoin top malware targets, McAfee reports

Security vendor McAfee's research arm, McAfee Labs, has identified growth across four threat trends, including Android-based malware, signed malware, spam, and virtual currencies.

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Financial malware program appears to communicate with attackers over the darknet

The malware is called i2Ninja and uses the I2P network (also called the darknet) as a command-and-control (C&C) channel, according to security researchers.

Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel

PCs make great travel companions, but you need to treat them right.

Cybercriminals target Silverlight browser plug-in users with new exploit kit

It’s not clear how many users have Silverlight installed on their computers, but their number is likely to be in the tens of millions.

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Banking malware infections rise to highest level since 2002

Malicious software aimed at stealing online banking credentials surged in the third quarter of this year to a level not seen since 2002, according to a new report from Trend Micro.

Phishing increase builds on hijacked brand names, study reports

The number of brands used in spoofed emails that trick people into visiting malicious Web sites or clicking on malware attachments rose in the second quarter.

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FBI posts $50,000 reward for 'Lover Spy' malware writer

The FBI has offered large rewards for information that could help catch accused cybercriminals who have been wanted for years.

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Spike in traffic with TCP source port zero has some researchers worried

A significant increase this weekend in TCP traffic with source port zero detected could be part of reconnaissance efforts in preparation for more serious attacks, according to security researchers from Cisco Systems.

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CryptoLocker creators try to extort even more money from victims with new service

Users who removed the original malware infection, intentionally or not, are asked to pay five times more to recover their files.

Google's Chrome will automatically block malware

A version of Chrome designed for early testing by developers will display a small warning note letting users know when it prevents malware from being downloaded.