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New variant of Mirai malware targets ZyXEL devices using recently disclosed default credentials [Read More]
Researchers discovered new Android malware apparently being used by the North Korea-linked Lazarus group to target users in South Korea [Read More]
MuddyWater attacks on Middle Eastern entities are difficult to attribute, despite being analyzed by several security firms [Read More]
Terdot banking Trojan packs information-stealing capabilities that could easily turn it into a cyber-espionage tool [Read More]
Kaspersky shares more details from its investigation into reports that Russian hackers stole NSA data using its software [Read More]
Microsoft has patched a security vulnerability (CVE-2017-11882) that has impacted all versions of its Microsoft Office suite over the past 17 years. [Read More]
New malware used by Chinese cyberspies in highly targeted attacks is delivered via Windows Control Panel (CPL) files [Read More]
Account takeover study conducted by Google shows that phishing poses the greatest threat to users, followed by keyloggers and third-party breaches [Read More]
Researchers spot first Android malware to exploit a recently patched Toast vulnerability [Read More]
CIA source code files published by WikiLeaks as part of the Vault 8 leak appear to show that the intelligence agency impersonated Kaspersky Lab [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!