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Report: Equifax Hacked Months Before Major Breach

PC Magazine Security - 6 min 58 sec ago
The previous hack may have been carried out by the same attackers who eventually stole troves of personal information.
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Malware Hits PC Cleanup Tool CCleaner

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:25am
According to security researchers at Cisco Talos, the malware was so cleverly hidden within an update, it received a Symantec security certificate.
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Vevo Hack Sees 3TB of Internal Files Posted Online

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:23am
The hack was carried out by OurMine, who used a LinkedIn phishing scam to gain access to the company's internal systems.
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Report: You Can Stop a Forced iPhone X Face ID Unlock

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:55pm
Can somebody force you to unlock your iPhone X using Face ID? Not according to Apple's Craig Federighi.
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New Malicious Ads Mine Cryptocurrency in Your Browser

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:36am
Why bother infecting a PC when you can profit from mining cryptocurrency while your victim browses the Internet?
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Should You Believe the Rumors About Kaspersky Lab?

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:03pm
Is Russian software company Kaspersky Lab colluding with the FSB? Stealing private information? Rumors abound, without any hard evidence to back them up.
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7 Signs You Have Malware and How to Get Rid of It

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:33am
PC acting strange? These warning signs could mean that your PC's security has been compromised. Here's what to do.
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The Best Password Managers of 2017

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:31pm
A password like "123456" or "monkey" is easy to remember, but it's also easy to crack. With the help of a password manager, you can have a unique and strong password for every secure website. We've evaluated two dozen to help you choose.
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You Don't Need Sunscreen for Santa Monica's Hack the Beach

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:31pm
Santa Monica's Hack the Beach competition invites hackers to use city data to solve local problems. We talked to Vyki Englert, whose team won the contest in 2015.
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BlueBorne Bluetooth Attack Puts 5 Billion Devices at Risk

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:58am
This technique could allow an attacker to take control of affected devices, access corporate networks, and spread malware.
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What to Do When You've Been Hacked

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:41pm
Whether your data gets compromised in an Equifax-style breach or someone brute-forces your email's password, getting hacked can be a nightmare. Knowing what to expect can help, but knowing how to head off the hackers is even better.
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Best Buy Pulls Kaspersky Products Amid Spying Concerns

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
Suspicion surrounds the software security company amid concerns regarding the firm's link to the Russian government.
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Feds Back Off Request for Trump Protest Site Visitor Data

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
DreamHost says it views the move as 'a huge win for internet privacy,' but remaining issues will be addressed at a Thursday hearing.
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SonicSpy Android Spyware Records Audio, Snoops on Call Logs

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
The spyware in question, SonicSpy, showed up in Google Play via three messaging apps: Hulk Messenger, Troy Chat, and Soniac, which have since been removed.
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Russian Hackers Target Hotels Using WannaCry Exploit

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
FireEye researchers believe a group linked to the Russian government and US election hacks, APT28, is targeting hotels in Europe and the Middle East.
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Malware Can Be Stored in DNA, Researchers Warn

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:26pm
Researchers find it's possible to produce malware-laden DNA strands that, if sequenced and analyzed, could compromise a computer.
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10 Dangerous Data Breaches That Should Freak You Out

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:03am
In recent decades, we've seen some of the most secure servers in the world breached by black hats.
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Windows 10 AV Changes Afoot As Microsoft, Kaspersky Make Nice

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:03am
Microsoft has, among other concessions, agreed to provide cybersecurity developers more time to prepare for Windows updates, and give them final Windows builds earlier.
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You Might Not Need Complex, Alphanumeric Passwords After All

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:03am
NIST now recommends using long passphrases instead of complicated alphanumeric passwords, and only refreshing them if they've been breached.
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Feds Move to Crack Down on Hurricane Harvey Scammers

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:31pm
A DOJ working group follows a warning from US-CERT about possible Hurricane Harvey-related phishing attacks.
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