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'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Using the "less" Linux command to view the contents of files downloaded from the Internet is a dangerous operation that can lead to remote code execution, according to a security researcher. read more »

Webcam snooper now looking for a job

The developer of a widely vilified website that aggregated feeds from unsecured webcams is apparently looking for work as a remote programmer. read more »

Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006

Malware that Symantec says was probably developed by a nation state may have been used for as long as eight years, a length of time that underscores the challenges the security industry faces in detecting advanced spying tools. read more »

Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

New security updates released for the WordPress content management system and one of its popular plug-ins fix cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take control of websites. read more »

Police arrest 16 people for alleged Remote Access Trojan hacking

Police in several European countries including the UK have arrested sixteen people in connection with the use of Remote Access Trojans (RATs) to steal financial data or use webcams for surveillance, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has reported. read more »

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Privacy is the new killer app

A funny thing is happening in the wake of the Edward Snowden NSA revelations, the infamous iCloud hack of celebrity nude photos, and the hit parade of customer data breaches at Target, Home Depot and the U.S. Postal Service. If it's not the government looking at your data, it's bored, lonely teenagers from the Internet or credit card fraudsters. read more »

New PCI council leader ready to take on the hackers

Stephen W. Orfei is the incoming general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. He succeeds the council's first general manager, Bob Russo, who will retire at the end of 2014. Here he speaks to ComputerworldUK'ssister title CSO about hackers, security challenges and efforts to overcome the backwardness of US payment card technologies. read more »

The human OS: Overdue for a social engineering patch

It sounds like the operating system that really needs some serious security patches is the human one. read more »

Why giving mobile apps banking info isn't as risky as it seems

Data is compromised so frequently these days that it seems like nothing is safe anymore. So one would be forgiven for thinking that using apps that require the user to voluntarily submit payment card information in order to function -- think Venmo, Uber, etc. -- would be a risky play. read more »

Four small business security lessons from real-life hacks

It's no longer unusual to see major, massive hacks make news these days. They affect millions of individuals and cost millions of dollars to rectify. read more »

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Police arrest 16 people for alleged Remote Access Trojan hacking

Suspects picked up in UK and six other countries

Privacy is the new killer app

Ello, Wiper, Anonabox and others prove that Apple, Facebook and the like can't rest on their laurels when it comes to security.

Webcam snooper now looking for a job

Insecam's creator, possibly based in Moldova, is looking for remote programming work

New PCI council leader ready to take on the hackers

Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council leader warns against complaince complacency

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Privacy Becomes A Competitive Differentiator In 2015

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Ten years on - how security professionals turned from techies into leaders

Ten years of (ISC)2's Global Workforce Surveys have charted seismic shifts in the nature of the security workforceread more »

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