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Cloudflare is fighting off a DDoS attack that started the day before Thanksgiving

Cloudflare has been noticing an increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) traffic that began on November 23, the day before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend kicked off.
Mobile

AirDroid, a remote control app for Android, is vulnerable to attack

AirDroid, a popular remote-control app for Android, is vulnerable to attack by malicious coders. They can potentially access sensitive data, install apps, and even replace the legitimate AirDroid application with a harmful replica.
Mobile

Homeland Security contractor says Chinese software secretly infected Blu phones

Chinese Android software secretly transmitted personal data including text messages, call details, and contacts from tens of thousands of phones sold by Florida-based smartphone maker Blu.
Mobile

Google's anti-malware Safe Browsing feature ups penalties for repeat offenders

Google is changing the way it doles out punishment via its anti-malware Safe Browsing feature for Chrome, Google Search, and Android. Now, repeat offenders will be unable to appeal for up to a month.
Computing

Government in Indiana pays up after ransomware stifles operations

As the county government in Madison County, Indiana discovered last week, ransomware is an in-your-face form of malware attack with very real and quite often unavoidable consequences.
Computing

Homeland Security warns some Sierra Wireless devices are subject to attack

Certain Sierra Wireless networking devices may be vulnerable to Mirai malware, according to an alert issued by the Department of Homeland Security last week. Mirai is amassing a botnet and targeting devices with factory default settings.
Computing

Researchers: Intel CPUs are inherently flawed and open to a specific attack

A recent paper published by researchers at the State University of New York at Binghamton alleges that certain Intel processors are flawed, and open to an attack that exploits a feature of modern operating systems.
Mobile

New Android banking malware steals your data with the snap of a selfie

A new malware has been making the rounds on Android that attempts to steal your identity -- by having you take a selfie with government-issued ID. Naturally, if an app wants a picture of your ID, you should make sure it actually needs it.
Computing

Downloaders beware! Hackers just released StrongPity, a fake file-compression tool

Kaspersky Lab discovered malware called StrongPity posing as legitimate WinRAR and TrueCrypt program installers, providing hackers will full access to the victim's PC. Hackers can grab hard drive content and install additional modules too.
Computing

If you're a free Spotify user, then you might've been exposed to malware

No matter which platform you use, if you're a Spotify listener who's opted for the ad-based free version rather than shelling out for a monthly subscription, then you might have been exposed to some malware.
Computing

The source code for a potent DDoS tool has now been made public

Last month, a major DDoS attack took security expert Brian Krebs' website offline, and now it's being reported that the tool used to stage the attack has been made freely available online.
Computing

Malware can now detect virtual machines, and then go dark like a Cold War spy

Getting some malware to do its thing on a virtual machine is a godsend for security researchers, but that may not be something they can enjoy for long, as we're now seeing malware that can detect where it is and shut down if it knows you're…