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OpenSSL change to Apache Licence v2.0 sparks concerns over author rights
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OpenSSL change to Apache Licence v2.0 sparks concerns over author rights
Critics upset over lack of consultation over licensing move as the OpenSSL project moves to Apache License v 2.0, a move which may affect hundreds of contributors.
 
LastPass bug could allow hackers to steal passwords and execute code
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LastPass bug could allow hackers to steal passwords and execute code
Google researcher Tavis Ormandy finds more flaws in the LastPass password manager, one affecting the Google Chrome extension and another affecting version 3.3.2 of its Firefox add-on.
 
Star Trek-themed Captain 'Kirk' ransomware with Spock decryptor spotted
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Star Trek-themed Captain 'Kirk' ransomware with Spock decryptor spotted
Beam us up, Scotty!
Intel Security responds to EFI rootkit malware, updates detection tool 
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Intel Security responds to EFI rootkit malware, updates detection tool

Intel Security has updated its Chipsec BIOS tool in response to the release last week of WikiLeaks' Vault7 collection of 'cutting-edge' CIA malware.
RanRan ransomware blackmails victims into political dissent  
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RanRan ransomware blackmails victims into political dissent

A new piece of ransomware extorts its victims into making inflammatory political statements.
Mac antivirus software from ESET has RCE vulnerability - patch now! 
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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.
The best antivirus for Android phones 
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The best antivirus for Android phones

Android phones need security protection, but which is best for you?
Netflix unveils open source user device security tool 
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Netflix unveils open source user device security tool

Actionable information and low-friction tools for users can get devices into a more secure state without heavy-handed policy enforcement.
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.
What's the difference between anti-malware and antivirus? 
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What's the difference between anti-malware and antivirus?

How the tools cross over, and where they differ
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.
Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12 
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Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12

Veteran security vendor has announced that it is rebranding to adaware.
Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries 
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Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries

Lazarus Group, widely thought to originate from North Korea, has been driven into the light once again, if reports from Symantec are to be believed.
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...
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.
The five best ransomware removal tools 
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The five best ransomware removal tools

The top free and paid ransomware tools available right now to protect you from hackers.
The five best free malware removal tools 
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The five best free malware removal tools

Worried your device is infected? Here are the best free tools you need to get rid of malicious software.
Spora ransomware may offer better customer service than your ISP 
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Spora ransomware may offer better customer service than your ISP

Bleeping Computer noticed advancements in the ransomware whose customer service would give your cable provider a run for its money.
Avast 2017 introduces zero-day protection, ‘passive’ mode for running alongside other security apps 
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Avast 2017 introduces zero-day protection, ‘passive’ mode for running alongside other security apps

Avast Software has unveiled its 2017 suite of security programs with the simultaneous release of Avast! Free Antivirus 2017, Avast Internet Security 2017 and Avast Premier 2017.
Microsoft says Cerber ransomware most popular infector of Windows 10 
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Microsoft says Cerber ransomware most popular infector of Windows 10

The software giant claims Genasom and Locky took second and third place for attacking Windows 10 Enterprise boxes with about 1000 infections each.
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