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There's still plenty of work left to be done when it comes to SHA-1 deprecation.

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Podcast: Mike Mimoso talks to +Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team researchers Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade and Brian Bartholomew about a paper released at +Virus Bulletin on deception tactics and false flags flown by APT groups to frustrate analysis. 

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“I’ll sum it up in one word: It’s scary,” Wilson said of ransomware at a FTC panel Wednesday.

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Chrome users who navigate to some HTTP sites will be notified, starting in January, they’re on a site that isn’t secure.


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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday confirmed that an OS X variant of a recently discovered family of cross-platform backdoors exists.

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St. Jude Medical yesterday filed a lawsuit alleging that Muddy Waters and Med Sec made false claims and attempted to manipulate St. Jude stock.



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Linux admins are reporting attacks against webservers resulting in the deletion of web folders, reportedly by attackers using a ransomware variant called Fairware.



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When hackers infiltrated Dropbox in 2012 they made off with credentials for roughly 68 million users.

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A complaint filed with the FTC alleges unfair and deceptive practices on the part of WhatsApp, which has decided to share phone numbers and data with Facebook.

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Researchers at Kaspersky Lab today confirmed that the cybercriminals behind the Lurk Trojan were also responsible for the development and distribution of the Angler Exploit Kit.
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