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Security vulnerabilities found in select Linksys router models 

Security vulnerabilities found in select Linksys router models

Security researchers uncover 10 separate issues making thousands of popular Wi-Fi routers susceptible to attack.
FBI and CIA searching for "insider" following Wikileaks data dump  

FBI and CIA searching for "insider" following Wikileaks data dump

The CIA and FBI are said to have embarked on the search for the person who leaked their respective secret hacking tools to Wikileaks, which is being described as one of the "worst security breaches in CIA history".
Imperva Incapsula uncovers elaborate 80,000-strong spam botnet  

Imperva Incapsula uncovers elaborate 80,000-strong spam botnet

Researchers at the security company find that making money online from fake Viagra not so hard.
F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get" 

F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get"

If you have a QNAP network attached storage (NAS) device, you'd better make sure the firmware is updated.
Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web 

Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web

Researchers from threat intelligence company Recorded Future have said that it is now possible to start your own ransomware outfit for as little as the price of an iPod Nano and some headphones - US$175.
McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing 

McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing

McAfee catalogues 176 new cyber-threats every minute, almost three every second; ransomware up 88 percent, mobile malware up 99 percent in 2016.
McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement 

McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement

McAfee is promoting a unified approach to security, with its CEO Chris Young encouraging the idea that "we're all better working together".
eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication 

eBay asking users to switch from keyfob to SMS two-factor authentication

The move has proven as a controversial one, after NIST ruled SMS two-factor authentication as no longer secure enough.
Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off 

Researcher reports of vulnerability in Nest cameras that shuts it off

As Nest cameras store all the footage they record in the cloud, it means any time the camera is down it is not recording, allowing just enough time for the home burglar to get in and out.
'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered 

'Dangerous' 7-year-old Linux Kernel vulnerability discovered

Users are encouraged to install the latest security updates or block the flawed module manually to safeguard enterprise and home use of the OS.
FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states 

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.
Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails 

Symantec finds fake AV being distributed using HSBC phishing emails

Fake HSBC emails are being spread, asking users to install a malicious version of Rapport, a legitimate security program designed to protect online bank accounts from fraud.
'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach 

'No big surprise' says security industry in response to CIA data breach

The CIA breach is being described as the biggest "since Snowden", and yet most in the security industry have expressed that the view that "spooks will be spooks".
Report: Toy unicorns are no one-trick ponies when hackers take control 

Report: Toy unicorns are no one-trick ponies when hackers take control

Researchers have found vulnerabilities in a Bluetooth CloudPets Unicorn toy that allowed them to take control of the toy's voice recording functionality.
Avast offers stark IoT warning to MWC: half a million devices vulnerable 

Avast offers stark IoT warning to MWC: half a million devices vulnerable

Half a million smart devices including webcams and baby monitors in the city are currently vulnerable to cyber-attack.
Mobile advertising Trojans become top mobile malware threat in 2016 

Mobile advertising Trojans become top mobile malware threat in 2016

2016 saw a threefold rise in mobile malware detections compared to 2015. In the space of just one year, a volume equivalent to 50 percent of all the malware detected in the previous 11 years was released.
Mac antivirus software from ESET has RCE vulnerability - patch now! 

Mac antivirus software from ESET has RCE vulnerability - patch now!

Antivirus firm issues a patch for its endpoint protection software as Google security researchers alert them to remote code execution vulnerabilities.
Google Project Zero notifies Microsoft as another bug found but not patched 

Google Project Zero notifies Microsoft as another bug found but not patched

Is the Google team of security researchers once again teetering on the edge of responsible and irresponsible disclosure?
Only 1.2% of Android devices use latest OS 

Only 1.2% of Android devices use latest OS

With such low adoption rates of the latest security patches, security bods have said it is increasingly difficult to protect Android users who might not be tech-savvy enough out of harm's way.
Irresponsible disclosure? Google reveals bug prior to Microsoft patch 

Irresponsible disclosure? Google reveals bug prior to Microsoft patch

A security researcher from Google's Project Zero has revealed a bug in Windows' Graphic Component GDI Library prior to Microsoft issuing a patch, despite Microsoft being warned back in November 2016.

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