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Future malware might offer real functions to avoid detection

Malware may begin to offer genuinely helpful functionality in the future, in order to “fly under the radar” and fake legitimacy before striking, according to Professor Giovanni Vigna from the University of California.

European ATMs under malware attack

At least 50 cash machines in Eastern Europe have been targeted by malware that allows the hacker to withdraw up to 40 notes at once without a credit or debit card to hand, Computer Weekly reports.

Ello privacy – what you need to know

For any security-conscious user, there are a few things worth remembering once you have secured that crucial invitation – we offer a few tips on how to get the most from the emoji-heavy network here.

Previously undiscovered Bugzilla exploit patched

Bugzilla, the open source bug reporting and tracking tool used by Mozilla and many popular Linux distributions, has had a potentially damaging security flaw patched, reports Brian Krebs on his Krebs on Security website.

Manual fixes to USB malware revealed… with a catch

Since the BadUSB malware was released to the public with hopes of forcing a fix, a solution has emerged from the researchers who posted the code, but the fix is definitely not without its problems.

Sednit espionage group now using custom exploit kit

For at least five years the Sednit group has been relentlessly attacking various institutions, most notably in Eastern Europe. The group used several advanced pieces of malware for these targeted attacks, in particular the one we named Win32/Sednit, also known as Sofacy.

Yahoo told to “pull your pants up” after Shellshock hack claims

Yesterday, security researcher Jonathan Hall, of a company called Future South Technologies, accused Yahoo of having suffered a serious security breach via the recently discovered Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.

Google Glass facial recognition used by Dubai Police force

The police force of Dubai will soon be equipped with crime-fighting face recognition technology via Google Glass, according to Reuters. The software, “developed by Dubai police would enable a connection between the wearer and a database of wanted people,” Reuters reports.

Celebgate: Nude photo hack continues as first male celebrity targeted

The son of American wrestler Hulk Hogan has been the latest celebrity to fall victim to theft and publication of naked pictures on the internet, according to The Huffington Post.

‘Unpatchable’ USB exploit posted to GitHub

Techspot reports that a another USB exploit has been discovered by a pair of researchers who have “thrown caution to the wind by posting code for a similar attack on GitHub.”

Bing: no plans to offer search boost for encrypted websites

Over the summer, Google introduced plans to start giving preference to websites that use HTTPS encryption to try and incentivize good online security practices. PC World reports that Microsoft’s search rival, Bing, has no plans to follow suit with its own search algorithm.

JP Morgan Chase data breach – bank admits 76 million affected

JP Morgan Chase, one of the largest banks in America has admitted that a JP Morgan Chase data breach has affected 76 million customers, and seven million small businesses, the Guardian reports.

Ultra-secure hard drive ‘shatters on demand’

A new gadget from British drive maker Secure Drives forges off into Mission Impossible territory with a genuine, physical ‘self-destruct’ command which can be triggered from anywhere on Earth.

Google faced with $100m legal action over naked celebrity photos

Google is facing a threat of expensive legal action over the recent leaked naked celebrity photographs, according to IT Pro. The basis for the legal threat seems to be built on the idea that the search giant didn’t do enough to prevent people seeing the photographs after the initial leak.

Support Scammers: Hoping to Reign in Spain?

More about the support scammer trend towards finding victims in Spain who aren’t fluent English speakers.

How to keep your child safe on YouTube

YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world, but can expose younger viewers to inappropriate content. By following these 5 precautionary measures you can keep your child safe from any content that may be unsuitable.

Should I worry about my connected devices?

There could be many benefits of having a connected household, but connecting your appliances to the internet could also put them at risk of being hacked. We provide some useful tips to make sure all of your connected devices are protected.

Phishing attacks ‘enough’ to breach many industrial systems

Basic phishing attacks and easily available tools are all that is needed to compromise many industrial control systems, the head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve has warned.

People are willing to trade private data for pistachio cookies

Many New Yorkers don’t place a particularly high value on their private data – from fingerprints to social security numbers – having proven willing to give away such details in return for a literal, edible cookies.

FBI opens malware tool for public “crowdsourcing”

The FBI has opened up its previously in-house malware analyzing tool to the public in order to crowdsource more samples for speedier response, according to The Register.

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