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New Attack Binds Malware in Parallel to Software Downloads

Categories: Hacks, Malware

Open source software distribution systems that lack security processes and integrity checks are prone to a new attack that binds malware to a download without modifying the original application.

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Google Adds Warnings About Deceptive Software to Safe Browsing Service

The Google Safe Browsing service has become an integral part of most of the major browsers, integrating malware alerts, warnings about malicious Web sites and suspicious content. The company has been expanding the capabilities of the service steadily over the last few years, and now Google is adding warnings about deceptive software to the service.[...]

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Study Confirms Uyghur Remain in Crosshairs of Targeted Attacks

Categories: Government, Hacks, Malware

A research paper to be delivered next week at USENIX takes a deep look into the reconnaissance nation-states undergo in order to craft email-based attacks against non-governmental organizations.

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Google Tweaks Gmail to Help Limit Spam

Categories: Malware, Scams, Web Security

Google is making a small, but potentially important, change to the way that Gmail handles some special characters in messages as a way to defeat a common tactic used by spammers to confuse recipients and trick them into opening emails.

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Behind the CryptoLocker Disruption

LAS VEGAS–The takedown of the GameOver Zeus malware operation in June got more than its share of attention, but it was the concurrent demolition of the CryptoLocker ransomware infrastructure that may prove to have been the most important part of the operation. That outcome was the culmination of months of behind the scenes work by[...]

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