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The number of Mac OS X systems infected with malware during the first nine months of 2015 is seven times higher than in all of 2014, Symantec reports. [Read More]
VirusTotal now allows users to check the behavior of Mac OS X files by running them in a sandbox. [Read More]
Version 4.0 of the CryptoWall ransomware has been released. Threat now encrypts file names, tells users it wants to make the Internet safer. [Read More]
Hackers breached the systems of anti-adblocking service PageFair and used the access to deliver malware [Read More]
A new backdoor Trojan dubbed “Duuzer” has been spotted in targeted attacks aimed at South Korean organizations, particularly ones in the manufacturing sector. [Read More]
The developers of the mysterious vigilante malware Wifatch have come forward and published the project’s source code. [Read More]
iOS malware dubbed YiSpecter abuses private APIs and enterprise certificates to infect jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. [Read More]
A mysterious piece of malware has infected tens of thousands of devices across the world, but its operator hasn’t used it for any malicious purposes. [Read More]
Feedback Friday: Industry professionals share thoughts on the XcodeGhost malware targeting Apple users. [Read More]
Researchers reported identifying thousands of iOS apps infected by XcodeGhost. Experts say affected applications exhibit adware behavior. [Read More]

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Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Torsten George's picture
To limit the risk of having drive-by malware attacks planted on their websites, organizations should monitor the payload of their different Internet properties, which for larger organizations can easily become a huge undertaking.
Marc Solomon's picture
Malvertising underscores the need for an approach to security that addresses the full attack continuum. With ongoing visibility and control, and intelligent and continuous updates, security professionals can take action to stop the inevitable outbreak.
Aviv Raff's picture
Just as offices need to detect break-ins to keep criminals from committing industrial espionage, enterprises need to put more focus on detecting APTs and other advanced threats to keep adversaries from their network.
Michael Callahan's picture
While obscuring website code, server architecture, and security mechanisms doesn’t provide bullet-proof security on its own, it is actually pretty effective.
Wade Williamson's picture
Even with the basics covered, we also have to be on the lookout for unknown threats and anomalies in our networks that can be an indicator of compromise.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Andrew Jaquith's picture
As with most stories Mac-related, the malware-is-finally-coming story attracted a lot of press. But the desktop Mac OS might not be attractive to attackers as you might think.
Ram Mohan's picture
We still don't know who created Conficker or what that person’s motivations were. What we do know: Conficker could have proved much more damaging than it ultimately did, but the threat has not entirely disappeared.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!