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Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 
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Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2017

Silent protection remains a strong selling-point, but we preferred the cleaner interface of last year’s suite.
Kaspersky Lab researchers issue stark warning of smart car security 
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Kaspersky Lab researchers issue stark warning of smart car security

The researchers said: "It is too easy to turn the app against the car owner nowadays, and currently the client side is quite possibly the most vulnerable spot that can be targeted by malefactors."
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 
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Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

Little has changed since last year, but that’s no bad thing – and a built-in VPN only sweetens the deal.
Ransomware, IoT combo lead SANS list of dangerous attack techniques 
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Ransomware, IoT combo lead SANS list of dangerous attack techniques

The development of crypto ransomware and IoT devices as a threat platform is among the top infosec problems discussed during the Seven Most Dangerous Attack Techniques panel at RSA 2017.
Why you need extra layers of security for your PC – and how to get them for up to 55% off 
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Why you need extra layers of security for your PC – and how to get them for up to 55% off

These days, the threats posed to your PC have never been greater. It’s no longer enough to rely on simple basic anti-malware protection and the built-in Windows firewall. If you want to really close the...
WhatsApp tightens security with two-step verification 
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WhatsApp tightens security with two-step verification

You will be able to temporarily disable it if you give WhatsApp your email address.
Mac malware reportedly first to infect machines using macros 
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Mac malware reportedly first to infect machines using macros

Researchers have identified what they believe is the first in-the-wild instance of hackers using malicious macros in Word documents to execute malware on Mac computers, instead of Windows-based machines.
Twitter takes further steps to boost improve user safety 
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Twitter takes further steps to boost improve user safety

Suspended users to come under more scrutiny in new changes to social service.
Hacker publicly releases 900GB of data stolen from Cellebrite 
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Hacker publicly releases 900GB of data stolen from Cellebrite

Following a breach on the Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite which saw 900GB of its data stolen, the hacker responsible has released what are claimed to be the company's phone hacking tools.
Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools 
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Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools

A team of security researchers have detected more than 200 flaws across nearly a dozen of the Japan-based vendor's suite of products.
Atomic fragments running amok: time to take IPv6 security seriously? 
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Atomic fragments running amok: time to take IPv6 security seriously?

The danger of atomic fragments in the 20-year-old IPv6 protocol have been known for a long time, so why are sys admins still failing to harden their networks against this vulnerability?
80% of IoT devices not tested for security flaws, says Ponemon Institute 
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80% of IoT devices not tested for security flaws, says Ponemon Institute

A recent study found 80 percent of Internet of Things apps aren't tested for vulnerabilities and there is still a lack of urgency to address the risk.
Impossible to plug the danger zone in modern browsers, says researcher 
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Impossible to plug the danger zone in modern browsers, says researcher

The problem of spotting malicious content in browsers is getting worse as threat actors take advantage of an increasing number of pixels being effectively below the "line of death".
Savvy phishing attack targets Gmail accounts with high success rates 
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Savvy phishing attack targets Gmail accounts with high success rates

Wordfence researchers spotted a new phishing campaign with a high success rate for compromising accounts targeting Gmail account.
Windows 7 can't keep up with security needs, according to Microsoft 
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Windows 7 can't keep up with security needs, according to Microsoft

Microsoft Germany blasts its own operating system for being "outdated".
Army of Things 
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Army of Things

Opinion: Ashton Mills on a security Kraken that has just awoken.
Expect trouble as Shadow Brokers retire, give away hacking tools 
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Expect trouble as Shadow Brokers retire, give away hacking tools

TheShadowBrokers hackers are retiring but before they go, they are leaving behind a huge collection of Windows vulnerabilities - expect an uptick in opportunistic hacking.
Spora ransomware encrypts offline and offers unique payment options 
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Spora ransomware encrypts offline and offers unique payment options

Kaspersky and Bleeping Computer researchers spotted a ransomware that works offline and uses a uniquely sophisticated payment site.
Peace sign selfies could hand hackers your fingerprints 
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Peace sign selfies could hand hackers your fingerprints

Researchers say phone cameras are now good enough to glean fingerprint data.
10 ways to harden the security on your Android phone 
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10 ways to harden the security on your Android phone

Want to make sure your Android device is safe from attack? Davey Winder delivers ten ways to beef up your smartphone and tablet security.
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