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Common security flaws leave applications open to amateur hackers, security report says

The software industry’s inability to reduce the number of security flaws in its code is fueling an age of the "everyday hacker" who can exploit vulnerabilities with a minimum of technical skills, according to security testing firm Vercode’s latest State of Software Security report.

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Shylock Trojan aims for global targets, Symantec warns

The prodigious Shylock banking Trojan is still being upgraded and is apparently moving from its traditional targets in UK financial services to foreign ones, Symantec reports.

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Outdated (and vulnerable) Java usage abounds, analysis finds

Despite the widespread and well-publicized exploitation of vulnerabilities in Java, large numbers of organizations continue to use versions that are weeks, months, or even years out of date, a Websense survey of its customers reports.

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South Korean cyberattacks used hijacked patch management accounts

The attackers who unleashed devastating hard-drive wiping malware on South Korean TV stations and banks earlier this week executed at least part of the attack by hijacking the firms' patch management admin accounts, the software vendor involved has said.

Non-Microsoft security flaws the real culprit, analysis finds

In 2012, the total number of vulnerabilities recorded by Secunia advisories and using Common Vulnerability Exposures reached 9,776 in products from 421 different vendors.

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More Chromebooks emerge online, but Google's OS still lags

US web usage for Google'€™s Chrome OS has risen 700 percent since last summer but that still pegs the revolutionary cloud OS on less than 0.1 percent of traffic, according to ad network Chitika.

Yahoo's CEO checked VPN logs before work-from-home ban

Not sure if anyone's slacking while working from home? You can follow the lead of Yahoo's CEO and check the VPN logs.