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Warning as Mac malware exploits climb 270%

Don't panic about the increase in malware attacks on Macs, but do follow good security advice when using your Mac or iOS systems.

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

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Belay that order: Intel says you should NOT install its Meltdown firmware fixes

The warning, which encompasses just about every Intel processor out there, from all PC manufacturers, takes effect immediately. And there’s no indication when it will get fixed.

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Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates

Windows users are being warned they must have up-to-date antivirus software on their PCs to get updates aimed at fending off attacks that take advantage of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

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Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Most major browser makers responded to concerns about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by updating their wares to try and fend off any web-based attacks.

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Anatomy of a spambot

Your computer could be busy right now making money for someone else. But that’s not the worst thing that spambots do.

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Step aside, Windows! Open source and Linux are IT’s new security headache

The Equifax breach is the latest example of attackers targeting open-source software in the enterprise.

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Tech Talk: The Equifax data breach, a new Apple Watch and A.I. for all

With the Equifax breach still making waves, the new Apple Watch now on wrists and A.I. seemingly everywhere, our panel digs into what's in the news in IT.

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Heads up: Malware found in Piriform’s CCleaner installer

If you installed the popular Windows registry scanner and cookie cleaner CCleaner after Aug. 15, you’re likely running a decapitated botnet.

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Equifax security breach debacle thickens with improbable denials

Equifax uses the data breach to sign up victims for its credit monitoring service — but why do they change the notification? Plus, execs sold shares in the company following the breach.

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Can Microsoft lawyers defeat Putin’s most notorious spy-hackers?

The courtroom tactic should at least slow Fancy Bear down.

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The big secret behind Google Play Protect on Android

There's one detail rarely mentioned about Google's splashy new Android security effort—and it's a critical point for everyone to understand.

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Mingis on Tech: The language of malware

When it comes to tracking down the bad actors behind malware and ransomware, cybersecurity firms are turning to linguists.

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The ancient Microsoft networking protocol at the core of the latest global malware attack

The company is going to kill off SMB1 at long last, but you shouldn’t wait to disable it.

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Answering the WannaCry wake-up call

Organizations can take steps to better protect themselves from future disruptions from ransomware.

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The WannaCry scramble

A widespread ransomware attack propagating as a worm was a legitimate cause of alarm.

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Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden held nothing back when addressing cybersecurity pros at the ZertoCon conference in Boston.

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Wikileaks reveals potent Windows malware from the CIA

It could take over a machine, delete files and upload more malicious code.

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5 ways to stop future global malware attacks

Governments, vendors and user companies all can do more.

Windows Defender does not defend Windows 7 against WannaCry

A number of articles about Wannacry/WannaCrypt point out that Microsoft updated Windows Defender to detect it. But, that's not the whole story for Windows 7 users.

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