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Malware Attacks On ATMs Are Here To Stay

Earlier this month it came to light that ATM malware was being used to extort large quantities of cash from banks. Now, Krebs on Security reports that such techniques are on the rise — and here to stay too.


The Malware Of The Future May Actually Help Us -- For A Little While

Malware is everywhere you turn right now, but that does at least mean we’re conscious of it. But the malicious software of the future might have a new trick up its sleeve: playing friendly for a long time before it goes rogue and messes things up once we’re comfortable with its presence.


The Only Fix For That Terrible USB Malware Requires Epoxy

And it’s only a partial fix at that. Last week, a couple of hackers released the code for malware that exploits a serious security flaw found in every single USB device, in hopes someone will come up with a fix. They have now released a partial solution themselves, and it involves coating your USB stick in epoxy.


Turn Off Flash To Avoid 'Malvertising' Attacks

Financial scammers are infecting ads on Google’s ad network, and people who visit Examiner.com are at risk. These infected ads look legit, but they use Flash-based redirection to install malware and steal financial information. And you don’t even have to click on them to get infected with Zbot, the banking trojan that takes financial data.


A New Attack Secretly Binds Malware To Legitimate Software Downloads

A team of researchers from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, has created a new kind of cyber attack where malicious code is able to be sent in parallel with a legitimate software download without modifying any code. The new attack binds the malware to free and open source software, because there are fewer code signing and integrity checks in place for such downloads.


FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware To Catch Kiddie Porn Creeps

Tor’s had a tough week. Just a few days ago, the organisation made the difficult announcement that an attack on its system likely stripped users of anonymity. Now, Wired reports that the FBI effort has been running a campaign to identify Tor users by installing malware on their computers for years, virtually unchecked by the courts.


The Common Facebook Scams You Should Never Click On

It’s been a little sad to watch Facebook devolve from being a squeaky clean site full of people you love to a spam-ridden wasteland. And with a fifth of the world’s population using the site, you can be sure the spam is going to keep coming. So you need all the help you can get separating the good links from the bad.


Stuxnet-Like Malware From Russia Is Attacking US Power Plants

Security researchers confirmed on Monday that a vicious new cyberattack has compromised the computer systems of over 1000 organisations in 84 countries. Dubbed “Energetic Bear”, the Stuxnet-like malware is largely targeting energy and utility companies. It’s almost certainly from Russia.


It's Easy To Infect People With Malware If You Pay Them A Few Cents

Would you install malware on your computer if someone paid you to do it?


A New Vulnerability Could Leave Smart TVs Exposed

A new hack that requires little more than a $US250 1-watt amplifier could leave your smart TV vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. It’s called the “Red Button” attack, after the red button on your remote that allows you to control the interactive features of your smart TV, and was discovered by two researchers at the Columbia University Network Security Lab.


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