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“More human” carder malware emerges for sale in dark web

A tool for cybercriminals that promises to use stolen credit card details in a more ‘human way’ to bypass fraud detection has been found on sale for as little as $180, according to The Register. “Voxis Platform” is described as “advanced cash out software”, which will help cybercriminals earn “astronomical amounts” by mimicking human behavior on different

Stealthy malware uses Gmail drafts to steal data

A new strain of malware that uses Gmail drafts in an invisible Internet Explorer window, has been discovered. According to Network World, the malware uses the drafts folder as “the command and control to steal data.”

‘Find My Mobile’ system can be used to attack Samsung handsets

One of the most popular and useful security functions of mobile handsets can be turned against the owner.

Google outlines new security features in Android 5.0

Google has outlined the enhanced security credentials of the upcoming Android 5.0 – nicknamed Lollipop – in an official blog post.

British job centers to introduce biometric recognition

Job centers across the United Kingdom are due to get a technological makeover, courtesy of biometric and signature recognition pads, reports IT Pro Portal.

Fidelity National Financial warns of data leak after phishing attack

Fidelity National Financial has been contacting an “undisclosed number of individuals”, notifying them that a selection of personal data may have been exposed after some of the Fortune 500 company’s employees had their email accounts targeted by a phishing campaign, SC Magazine reports.

42% of Americans hit by regular online attacks, says Microsoft survey

A study by Microsoft has revealed that 42 percent of Americans face ‘weekly or daily’ attacks by cybercriminals trying to access their computers, Network World reports.

Tor users targeted with exit node malware

An exit node on the Tor network has been discovered to be slipping malware on top of downloads, according to The Register. The server, based in Russia, has been flagged as bad by The Tor Project, but this “would not prevent copycat attackers from the more than 100 exit nodes in operation.”

New Tor routers seeking crowdfunding appear as Anonabox is pulled by Kickstarter

A selection of rival privacy conscious Tor routers have appeared on crowdfunding sites after the Anonabox was surprisingly pulled just days after smashing its modest funding targets.

Twitter: “We’re finally getting rid of the password”

Popular microblogging platform Twitter is taking bold steps to try and put an end to the password as we know it, according to Sky News.

Yahoo, Match and AOL hit by ransomware

Cybercriminals taking advantage of a ‘malvertising’ attack on big name sites including Yahoo!, Match.com and AOL were making in the region of $25,000 per day, according to Forbes.

Windows 10 to tighten security with prominent 2FA

Microsoft is taking aim at traditional single password systems with the upcoming version of Windows, by including build in two-factor authentication according to ZDNet, which describes the move as “audacious plans to tighten security”.

UK takes aim at serious hacking offenses with planned life sentences

Law makers in Britain are discussing a dramatic increase in sentencing for serious hacking offences, according to The Register. Currently in discussion in the country’s upper house, The House of Lords, the move looks to overhaul the Computer Misuse Act 1990, and includes a possible life sentence for serious hackers.

Google now offers USB key authentication

Google has added an extra layer of security to its browser, by introducing USB authentication to Chrome, the company has announced in an official blog post.

Proof-of-concept worm can attack network attached storage

A proof-of-concept worm that can hunt network attached storage (or NAS) devices has been created by a security researcher. According to Tech World, the worm can target devices created by three different manufacturers.

Staples the latest to be hit by credit card breach?

Stationary and office supply store Staples is the latest company to be dealing with a credit and debit card breach, according to Brian Krebs at Krebs on Security.

Facebook scans ‘paste sites’ for leaked usernames and passwords

Facebook has a system in place to scan public ‘paste’ sites for email address and password combinations to stay one step ahead of possible leaks, according to The Register.

Obama signs federal credit cards security order

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to increase security on federal credit cards, and has urged retailers and banks to do similar to combat identify fraud, reports Reuters.

Vulnerable web cams and printers have become DDoS launch platforms

Over 4 million UPnP devices could be used to assist in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, Akamai has warned.

A brief history of malware 28 years later

Malware has come a long way since its earliest days, and aided by the rapid development of the internet it’s certainly faster spreading than the weeks it took in the days of floppy disk transfer.

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