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Security bug in popular OpenSSL software exposes users to spying

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Hundreds of thousands of web and email servers worldwide have a software flaw that lets attackers steal the cryptographic keys used to secure online commerce and web connections, experts say. They could also leak personal information to hackers when people carry out searches or log into email. The bug, called… Read more »

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Fake Malaysia Airlines links spread malware

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According to multiple reports, links promising resolution for the missing Flight MH370 are scams which spread malware. Videos with titles like “Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370 found in Sea – 50 people alive saved” have spread through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Malware intelligence analyst Chris Boyd has… Read more »

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Malware targeting android apps become regionalised

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Cyber thieves who target Android phones are getting more sophisticated. Malware makers are tailoring their creations to make the most of conditions in each territory, according to the report by mobile security firm ‘Lookout’. In some places such as Russia, Android users were far more likely to encounter malicious code. The report… Read more »

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NHS website exposes users to malware

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More than 800 pages on the NHS offcial website experienced a coding error which redirected users to harmful websites. In a statement, the NHS said its site had not been maliciously attacked and that it had fixed the problem. The NHS explained in their statement, “an internal coding error has… Read more »

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USB sticks used to rob from cash machines

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Researchers have revealed how cyber criminals cut holes into cash machines in order to plug in USB drives that installed their code onto the ATMs. Details of the attacks on an unnamed European bank’s cash dispensers were presented at the hacker-themed Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg, Germany. The thefts came to… Read more »

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Researchers create malware that communicates via ‘silent’ sound

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New research from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing, and Ergonomics suggests malware once dubbed “badBIOS” allows infected machines to communicate using sound waves alone—no network connection needed. The malware can transmit information between computers using high-frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear. Tech duo Michael Hanspach and Michael Goetz… Read more »

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