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DDoS attacks shorter and more frequent: 80% now take less than an hour 
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DDoS attacks shorter and more frequent: 80% now take less than an hour

During Q1 2017, a reduction in average DDoS attack duration was witnessed, thanks to the prevalence of botnet-for-hire services that commonly used short, low-volume bursts.
Forgotten Conficker worm resurfaces to infect systems with WannaCry 
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Forgotten Conficker worm resurfaces to infect systems with WannaCry

Conficker malware dating back to 2008 was leveraged by ransomware masterminds to help infect machines with WannaCry.
40% of Android devices are at risk of screen hijack exploit 
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40% of Android devices are at risk of screen hijack exploit

But Google doesn't plan to fix it until late summer.
FBI: Whaling now a US$ 5 billion business as execs targeted 
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FBI: Whaling now a US$ 5 billion business as execs targeted

Whaling, or Business Email Compromise, has exploded in popularity shown by the massive sums that Whalers are raking in.
Pickpockets and hackers, the latest cyber-crime marriage 
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Pickpockets and hackers, the latest cyber-crime marriage

A Trend Micro researcher may have stumbled across a new alliance in place between petty criminals and their more sophisticated cyber cousins that could prove mutually beneficial.
Invasive apps track you with ultrasonic sounds via your mobile microphone  
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Invasive apps track you with ultrasonic sounds via your mobile microphone

An alarming number of applications are using a new privacy-busting technique called ultrasonic cross-device tracking.
Should world password day be a thing of the past? 
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Should world password day be a thing of the past?

Dwayne Melancon discusses the future of authentication and why a layered approach to security trumps the flimsy password - both in terms of user experience and security - with dynamic multi-factor authentication preferred.
Bored cyber-security expert's wizard radar page secures the world 
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Bored cyber-security expert's wizard radar page secures the world

Ten years ago, a bored cyber-security expert named Andy Cuff set up a website on his kitchen table. Today, that website has become the go-to place for all the world's biggest security agencies.
How to: Ten practical steps to protect your online privacy 
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How to: Ten practical steps to protect your online privacy

Patrick Knight explores how to manage your account and passwords effectively, the power of encryption and alternate privacy apps that can secure sensitive data and communication.
F-Secure claims new QNAP NAS vulnerabilities are "as bad as they get" 
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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.
New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit  
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New social media site Mastodon potential cyber-security tar pit

This social network takes a decentralised approach.
Shadow Brokers expose additional NSA cyber tools 
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Shadow Brokers expose additional NSA cyber tools

Hacker group reveals more ways the US government is spying on you.
McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing 
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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.
Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs 
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Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs

The Amnesia botnet looks for an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability affecting DVR appliances.
Sex toy with camera is “trivial” to hack, say experts 
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Sex toy with camera is “trivial” to hack, say experts

The Siime Eye vibrator lets you film your private parts, but security experts prove it is susceptible to hacking.
Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner 
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Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner

Security researchers used light transmitted to a flatbed scanner to infiltrate air-gapped systems.
Zero-day on Windows Server 2003 could affect up to 600,000 servers  
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Zero-day on Windows Server 2003 could affect up to 600,000 servers

Hackers are said to be rushing to develop exploits as Microsoft says it won't patch flaw in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 on Windows Server 2003.
Half of Android devices failed to get security updates last year 
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Half of Android devices failed to get security updates last year

The company said it's going to make it easier for manufacturers and users to apply the updates in future.
Malicious apps make nearly a million Minecrafters feel like blockheads  
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Malicious apps make nearly a million Minecrafters feel like blockheads

ESET researchers found 87 fake Minecraft mod apps that either redirected users to scam websites or were actually an aggressive ad-displaying downloader.
Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones following iCloud breach  
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Hackers threaten to wipe iPhones following iCloud breach

Hackers, purporting to be part of a Turkish crime family, are threatening to remotely wipe 200 million iPhones following an alleged breach of iCloud security.
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