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This Week’s Bytes of the Latest IT Security News and Updates

 October 5, 2013

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Adobe Hacked – Data of 2.9 million Customers Compromised! Adobe has announced in its blog of a major security breach that compromised the data of 2.9 million of its customers. According to the company’s chief security officer, the hacked data mainly included customer IDs, encrypted passwords, encrypted credit and debit...

Are Your Messages on Skype Private?

 May 23, 2013

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If you are a Skype user, then you might not be delighted to know that Microsoft (which owns the software) is all eyes and ears about what you communicate with your peers. An experiment conducted by Ars Technica (a technology news and information website), with the aid of Ashkan Solanti...

The growing threat of mobile malware: Top Android malware families of 2012

 January 8, 2013

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The open-source nature of the Android platform is its biggest strength and Achilles heel at the same time. Android handsets constituted almost 72% of global smartphone sales in Q3 2012 and 1.3 million Android devices are activated worldwide every single day. This is a staggering market share that Android enjoys...

Round-up of the latest security news updates

 November 23, 2012

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Millions of hackers target Israel after Gaza offensive Israel undertook air-based attacks against the Gaza strip last week and as a result they were hit with more than 44 million hacking attempts. The targeted websites ranged from defense-related sites to several commercial websites. Cyberspace has fast transformed into a battlefield...

New ransomware spreads through malicious links in Skype IMs

 October 11, 2012

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A new malicious worm that spreads through Instant Messages (IMs) over Skype has been discovered. This worm manifests itself as yet another variation of ransomware and also unloads itself to generate a click fraud from the users’ machine. The worm is a strain of the Dorkbot virus and it utilizes...

Security news updates from the last week

 July 27, 2012

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Android malware learns a new trick Mobile security software and a cautious nature can help you avoid risky apps over the Android Market (Google Play). But researchers have now discovered a way to convert good apps into malicious ones via an update, after they have been installed on a device....

Round-up of Security news updates from the last week

 July 20, 2012

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IMs reach third-party contacts thanks to Skype bug A mysterious Skype bug sent messages (IMs) exchanged between two users, to random third-parties on either users’ list. Skype claims this occurred due to old versions of their app crashing on several platforms. This resulted in a lot of bad publicity for...