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Heidi Klum Tops McAfee's Most Dangerous List in Cyberspace

Heidi Klum Tops McAfee's Most Dangerous List in Cyberspace

A search for Heidi Klum could land users with a malware-ridden computer according to McAfee research. For the fifth consecutive year, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people revealing the… Read more »

McAfee and Intel Unveil DeepSAFE Better Protecting PCs and Devices

McAfee and Intel Unveil DeepSAFE Better Protecting PCs and Devices

McAfee unveils DeepSAFE to provide a new approach to security within the ever-changing world of cyber threats. DeepSAFE was demonstrated by McAfee at Intel Developer Forum during Intel President and CEO Paul… Read more »

McAfee Q2 2011 Threats Report Shows Significant Growth for Malware on Mobile Platforms

McAfee Q2 2011 Threats Report Shows Significant Growth for Malware on Mobile Platforms

McAfee released the McAfee “Threats Report: Second Quarter 2011” showing a 76 percent jump of malware directed toward Android devices making it the most attacked mobile operating system. With the… Read more »

'Willysy' Infects over 6 Million E-Commerce Websites

'Willysy' Infects over 6 Million E-Commerce Websites

Researchers from cybersecurity firm Armorize recently discovered a new malware attack has infected more than 6 million websites operating on the well-known osCommerce online merchant platform. Known as “willysy,” the… Read more »

University of Wisconsin Hacked, 75,000 Social Security Numbers Accessed

University of Wisconsin Hacked, 75,000 Social Security Numbers Accessed

Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced yesterday the school’s internal systems were recently hacked and bugged with malware, putting at risk the Social Security numbers of approximately 75,000 students,… Read more »

Android Users Beware: Mobile Malware May Be Recording Your Calls

Android Users Beware: Mobile Malware May Be Recording Your Calls

These days, mobile technologies have seemingly endless possibilities. The efficiency and portability of new software applications for technologies on-the-go have both consumers and providers alike excited about the future of… Read more »

Facebook Offers $500 Bounty for Bugs

Facebook Offers $500 Bounty for Bugs

Facebook is the newest addition to a list of companies that are offering rewards to users with information on bugs, malware or other website flaws. Facebook announced recently a $500… Read more »

Boston Hospital Notifies 2,000 of Data Breach Resulting from Computer Virus

Boston Hospital Notifies 2,000 of Data Breach Resulting from Computer Virus

More than 2,000 patients at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have been notified about a data breach that may have exposed their personal information after a hospital computer was… Read more »

DHS Test Shows Humans are Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

DHS Test Shows Humans are Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

In a test to evaluate how easy it would be for hackers to social-engineer employees and gain access to computer systems, the Department of Homeland Security found the human factor… Read more »

Industry Expert: New Cyber Legislation Could Create Disincentives

Industry Expert: New Cyber Legislation Could Create Disincentives

The Obama administration’s new cybersecurity proposal could create counterincentives against better private-sector cybersecurity, according to Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance. Released last month, the White House proposal… Read more »

Japan Institutes Harsher Penalties for Hackers

Japan Institutes Harsher Penalties for Hackers

Japan has reportedly passed new legislation that will impose tougher prison terms for those who create or spread malware, according to Japan Times. Under the new cyber crime bill, those… Read more »

Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks

Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks

On the heels of a recent study warning about mobile malware emerging as the new frontier of cyber crime comes another report that discusses the evolution of both smart devices… Read more »

Cliff Unger: Stuxnet Worm 'Not a Surprise to Anybody'

Cliff Unger: Stuxnet Worm 'Not a Surprise to Anybody'

Experts may be divided on the exact dangers of Stuxnet, which some dubbed the most sophisticated malware to date, but most agree it took the cyber threat to the next… Read more »

Botnet Bust Slashes Size of Coreflood

Botnet Bust Slashes Size of Coreflood

The Justice Department has filed a preliminary injunction against the operators of the Coreflood botnet– a network of hundreds of thousands of computers infected with malware. In addition to banning… Read more »

FBI Warns of Illegal Wire Transfers to China from Compromised Computers

FBI Warns of Illegal Wire Transfers to China from Compromised Computers

The FBI is warning the public about a growing trend in which cyber criminals use exploited online banking credentials of U.S. businesses to send unauthorized wire transfers to Chinese companies…. Read more »

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