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Australian speed cameras infected with WannaCry ransomware 
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Australian speed cameras infected with WannaCry ransomware

In the latest episode in the WannaCry saga, the infamous piece of ransomware has locked up dozens of speed cameras in regional of Victoria.
Malware piggybacks on IoT devices from Vietnam and Taiwan - Kaspersky 
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Malware piggybacks on IoT devices from Vietnam and Taiwan - Kaspersky

In Vietnam and Taiwan, malware is being mass produced alongside cheap web cameras, DVRs and other IoT devices, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab.
Mirai botnet army could have been larger and more destructive 
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Mirai botnet army could have been larger and more destructive

The massive Mirai distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that took down Dyn DNS last fall knocking out dozens of high-profile websites could have been much worse if the malicious actors had done a bit more research.
How to: What to do right away if you get hit by ransomware 
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How to: What to do right away if you get hit by ransomware

When Wannacry hit a few weeks ago, it showed us just how bad the threat of ransomware is.
Vault 7: WikiLeaks dumps reveal CIA's use of home router exploits 
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Vault 7: WikiLeaks dumps reveal CIA's use of home router exploits

The latest WikiLeaks dump shows off the CIA's exploitation of vulnerabilities in internet routers.
More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK 
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More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK

Trend Micro researchers spotted more than 800 Android applications available on the Google Play Store embedded with the software development kit (SDK) of the information-stealing ad library dubbed "Xavier."
The ESET advantage 
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The ESET advantage

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WannaCry: A month later 
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WannaCry: A month later

With one month of hindsight, and a lot of research, under the industry's belt, analysts are still in the process of building a complete picture of the WannaCry ransomware attack that took the world by storm, but some points are firmed up.
Is the wildly popular WordPress a conduit to compromise? 
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Is the wildly popular WordPress a conduit to compromise?

Is the world's most popular content management system riddled with holes, exploits and vulnerabilities? and what can be done to change that?
Flaw in Microsoft Master File Table could allow hackers to BSOD Windows 
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Flaw in Microsoft Master File Table could allow hackers to BSOD Windows

Flaw in NTFS file system can be activated by a malformed URL, causing a system crash in Windows Vista, 7 and 8.1 but not Windows 10.
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.
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