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Linux nasty kicks weak, hacked gadgets when they’re already down

Linux-Proxy-10 allows crooks to remain anonymous online Several thousand Linux devices have been infected with a new Linux-based trojan, Russian security software firm Doctor Web...

Passwords: A long goodbye

The campaign to eliminate passwords has been ongoing, and growing, for close to a decade.There are even some declarations that this might be the year,...

Efforts to Improve IoT Security Advance in 2017

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announces IoT Home Inspector Challenge, while the Online Trust Alliance aims to improve security with a new version of...

FTC sets $25,000 prize for automatic IoT patching

The U.S.Federal Trade Commission is scheduled to announce Wednesday a “prize competition” for a tool that can used against security vulnerabilities in internet of...

Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

Forrester predicts that more than 500,000 internet of things (IoT) devices will suffer a compromise in 2017, dwarfing Heartbleed.Drop the mic—enough said. With the sheer...

Is Mirai Really as Black as It’s Being Painted?

The Mirai botnet, which is made up of IoT devices and which was involved in DDoS attacks whose scale broke all possible records, causing...

Evolved DNSChanger malware slings evil ads at PCs, hijacks routers

Software nasty is packed with exploits for vulnerabilities in home broadband boxes Malware that spreads via evil web ads and menaces broadband routers has been...

Home routers under attack in ongoing malvertisement blitz

Gionnicoreader comments 13 Share this story As you read these words, malicious ads on legitimate websites are targeting visitors with malware.But that...

DDoS in 2017: Strap yourself in for a bumpy ride

2016 sucked. 2017 won’t be much better, sorry DDoS attacks have been around since at least 2000, and they’re not going away.In fact, as the...

7 security predictions for 2017

From W-2 scams to WordPress vulnerabilities, ransomware, business email compromises, DDos attacks and allegations of a hacked presidential election -- 2016's been a hell...

GET pwned: Web CCTV cams can be hijacked by single HTTP...

Server buffer overflow equals remote control An insecure web server embedded in more than 35 models of internet-connected CCTV cameras leaves countless devices wide open...

New Mirai Variant Targets Routers, Knocks 900,000 Offline

Attackers are targeting DSL routers this week with what’s being called a potent new variant of the Mirai malware that knocked offline major Internet...