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Malware found sucking up data on new Japanese space agency rocket

Posted December 3, 2012 Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon – a new, AI-enabled rocket – and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It’s only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that’s plagued the agency. Click here to read the full story.

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Adobe Reader zero-day exploit thwarts sandboxing

Posted November 8, 2012 The vulnerability is selling for up to $50K on the black market, security researchers say, and has been included in a package of banking Trojans called the Blackhole Exploit Kit, which is the most prevalent exploit kit out there. Read all about it.

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Microsoft: piracy is getting virusy

Posted October 11, 2012 Microsoft says that malware is increasingly being found in pirated downloads. Are you putting your computer at risk by illegally downloading copyrighted movies, music and software? Here’s more.

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How to Travel Unmolested by Warrantless Seizures and Creeping Malware

Posted March 8, 2012 Travel to the US can be a nightmare; “Homeland Security” has free rein to take your laptop or mobile phone. Travel to China is a good way to bring spyware and malware back home. Here are some helpful tips to make air travel smooth and free of frustrating security snags. Read […]

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Don’t get slammed by Super Bowl scams

Posted February 2, 2012 The countdown to first kickoff in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 has begun, and scams for knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia, and fake YouTube videos will be sure to hammer our defenses. Here’s the article. 

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Alleged Russian cybercriminal extradited to the US

Posted January 19, 2012 A suspected Russian cybercriminal arrived in Manhattan on Tuesday to face charges of security fraud, computer hacking and ID theft after being deported from Switzerland. Read all about it. 

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Trojan may have stolen data from Japanese space agency

Posted January 18, 2012 A data-stealing Trojan horse may have smuggled out login information to gain access to a cargo shuttle that carries food and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS). Read the full story here.

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New zero-day Yahoo Messenger exploit allows malware to spread via hijacked status updates

An unpatched zero-day flaw in Yahoo Messenger allows remote attackers to meddle with any user’s status message, opening an opportunity for malware to spread. Check out the full story.

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Anonymous takes down El Salvadoran sites

Anonymous launched DDoS attacks against El Salvador’s government, forcing several websites to be temporarily taken offline. The full story’s here.

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DARPA pleads with hackers for help in cyberspace war

In a first-ever conference, officials warned that bloated security software is no match for lean, nimble malware as the country battles unnamed enemies. Here’s the full story.

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