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Oracle issued updates to address the VENOM vulnerability.
The Rombertik malware destroys the MBR to prevent unauthorized use by cybercriminals. The feature is not aimed at security researchers, says Symantec.
Trend Micro unmasks a spate of ongoing attacks targeting government, military and industry officials in Taiwan and the Philippines.
The Chinese threat group known as APT17 and DeputyDog has been using a clever technique to hide the IP addresses for C&C servers in plain sight.
Angler exploit kit breaks the referrer chain in order to make it difficult for automated systems to track down malvertising sources.
Malicious macros hidden inside MHTML documents used to distribute the Dyre banking Trojan.
The source code for a Linux rootkit that leverages the infected device’s graphics processor unit (GPU) for enhanced stealthiness and efficiency has been published on GitHub.
According to new research, 5.5 percent of the unique IP addresses accessing Google-owned sites included some form of injected ads.
The Rombertik malware is far from the first that looks to thwart attempts by researchers to analyze it, but goes the extra step by trying to overwrite the MBR on researchers' computers.
A new report discusses enterprise attitudes towards browser and endpoint security.

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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!