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The official website of the Transmission BitTorrent app was once again used to deliver OS X malware [Read More]
New and improved version of the Vawtrak banking Trojan released. Latest version includes SSL pinning, DGA [Read More]
A new Linux Trojan developed in Go has been used by cybercriminals for cryptocurrency mining [Read More]
Researchers release decryption tools for Bart and PowerWare file-encrypting ransomware [Read More]
Researchers have uncovered links between various malware families known to be used by different Chinese APT actors [Read More]
Malware and adware use new technique to hide the DNS changes made on an infected system [Read More]
A large number of wireless networking devices from Ubiquiti have been infected by a worm that spreads via an old vulnerability [Read More]
Researchers have identified several new domain generation algorithm (DGA) variants used by malware and exploit kits [Read More]
In a legal brief, Mozilla warns that “the security of millions of individuals using Mozilla’s Firefox Internet browser could be put at risk by a premature disclosure of the vulnerability. [Read More]
Malware actors are exploiting the Flash Player vulnerability, which affects machines running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome OS. [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!