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Brute-force malware targets email and FTP servers

A piece of malware designed to launch brute-force password guessing attacks against websites built with popular content management systems like WordPress and Joomla has started being used to also attack email and FTP servers.

Information-theft malware 'Napolar' is gaining traction, researchers warn

A new piece of information-stealing malware that appeared earlier this year has been rapidly gaining traction during the past few weeks, with hundreds of infection attempts being detected every day by antivirus vendors.

Understanding tech language: The difference between malware and a virus

While cleaning up an infected PC, Flingwing asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum to explain the difference between malware and viruses

Protect your business from Web celebs

The McAfee 2013 Most Dangerous Celebrities report is out. Here's how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Android Trojan appears to launch off earlier botnet

The Obad.a Android Trojan identified in June turns out to have the innovative and predatory capability to piggyback on malware botnets.

on techhive.com

Small business cybercrime

Cyberspies attack key South Korean institutions, North Korean hackers suspected

The attack campaign, which has been dubbed “Kimsuky,” involves the use of malware to steal sensitive information from South Korean research institutions.

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Email spam campaign distributes Android scareware

Android malware is following in the footsteps of Windows malware with attackers adopting some of the same distribution and monetization techniques despite the major differences between the platforms.

McAfee unveils 2014 versions of Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, and Total Protection

The antivirus and security company refreshes its core consumer products with an upgraded anti-malware engine and improved scanning performance.

Botnet likely caused spike in number of Tor clients

The spike is likely being caused by a botnet, according to one of the original Tor developers.

Even suspicious email is too tempting to skip, survey finds

In a study conducted by TNS Global for Halon, an email security service, 30 percent of those surveyed admitted they would open an email, even if they were aware that it contained a virus or was otherwise suspicious.