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That Yahoo Ad Malware Reportedly Made Bitcoin Slaves Out Of Infected Machines

Yahoo recently confirmed that it was running ads that were spreading malware on some of its sites. Now we learn that said malware was apparently turning infected machines into Bitcoin slaves. The Guardian reports: According to Light Cyber, a security research firm which warned Yahoo of the attacks in late December, one of the malware programs delivered in the attack …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online,” writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog …

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Intel Ditches McAfee Brand, John McAfee Gives Thanks

Intel announced the launch of a new Intel Security brand, and that all McAfee products will be transitioned over to this brand over time. The company bought McAfee for $7.6 billion in 2010. “The complexity of keeping digital identities safe grows as mobile applications and devices become a more important part of our daily lives,” said CEO Brian Krzanich. “Intel’s …

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Yahoo Ads Spread Malware To Users, Company Confirms

Yahoo confirmed that it was running advertisements that were spreading malware on some of its sites. While this is apparently in the past now, the company acknowledged and confirmed reports that this took place on Friday. IB-Times (published at Yahoo News) shares a statement from Yahoo: In a statement, Yahoo’s spokesperson said: “On Friday, January 3 on our European sites, …

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Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App

As you’re probably aware, Snapchat was the target of a massive security breach that compromised 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. The company has since responded to the problem both with an interview for the Today show and a blog post announcing an update to the app. CEO Evan Spiegel spoke about the breach with Carson Daly: Visit NBCNews.com for …

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Mobile Malware to Lead Security Concerns in 2014

As the tech industry has shifted to become more mobile in recent years, cybercrime has also quickly adjusted to the times. McAfee Labs is now predicting that mobile exploits will be where the most growth of the security industry will be focused in 2014. McAfee is predicting that mobile malware in particular will drive growth for the security industry next …

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Will Lawmakers Use The Target Hack To Give The FTC More Power?

Target, one of the nation’s largest retailers, suffered a major security breach over the holiday shopping season that affected millions of its in-store customers. In fact, it’s estimated that 40 million dedit and card card accounts were stolen. It’s already a given that Target will be paying for this breach of trust for years to come, but will it lead …

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Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System

In the aftermath of the second-largest credit card security breach in American history, new details are emerging regarding what lead to it—and why it may very well happen again. On December 19th, the retailer Target announced that upwards of 40 million credit card numbers were hacked between the period ranging from the day before Thanksgiving until about December 15th. While …

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Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony botnet controller. At the time, it was found that about 650,000 website credentials had been stolen from Facebook, Yahoo, Google …

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Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on Monday that the company plans to have all information that moves between its data centers (meaning data from all Yahoo products) encrypted by the end of Q1 2014. It will also offer users an option to encrypt all data flow to and from Yahoo by that same time. She also said that the company …

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Google Adds ‘Security Issues’ Feature To Webmaster Tools

Google has announced the launch of a new Webmaster Tools feature called Security Issues, which shows verified site owners info about the security issues on their sites (in a single place), and lets them find problems faster with detailed code snippets and request reviews for all issues in one new process. Google’s Meenali Rungta and Hadas Fester say in a …

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The Ultimate Piracy Deterrent: Britney Spears Music?

The Daily Mirror reports that merchant sea captains who sail off the coast of Africa repeatedly deal with pirate attacks and have found solace in the most unlikely of weapons: Britney Spears’ early catalog. The effects of the music are witnessed almost instantly. As Somali raiders armed with assault rifles approach a merchant ship, the crew blasts “… Baby One …

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