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Android Ransomware

A new form of ransomware locks your Android and changes the PIN, cutting you off from being able to use your phone.

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Tags: Ransomware, Android, Lockerpin

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As if the Ashley Madison hack wasn't bad enough already...

The one thing Ashley Madison had going for it in the big mess of having 100 GB of data leaked by hackers was that they weren't able to decrypt the passwords of account holders. That's no longer the case.

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Tags: Password, Ashley Madison, CynoSure Prime

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How Insurance Can Help Cybersecurity

Following recent major cyberattacks, the Obama administration is trying to look at how various sectors can use different tools to help shore up cybersecurity. One sector one probably wouldn't normally think of is insurance companies.

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Tags: Cyber Security

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What organizations are most likely to be hit by cyberattacks?

A study of 300 Chief Information Officers by Bitdefender and Millward Brown looked at medium and large businesses and organizations to see how they deal with cybersecurity. Here are some of the findings and what they mean.

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Tags: Cyber Security

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Stolen Firefox Bug Exploited

Mozilla has reported that at least a year ago, a hacker was able to breach their repository of unpatched bugs. That information has been used to attack their popular Firefox web browser.

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Tags: Mozilla, Bugzilla, Firefox

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Adobe and Microsoft Updates

As is custom, Microsoft and Adobe released their second Tuesday patches yesterday. Here's a look at what the updates are all about.

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Tags: Microsoft, Adobe, Update, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Shockwave Flash, Windows Media Player

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Malware Developers Arrested in Cyprus and Norway

A man from Moldova and a Russian national have been arrested by European authorities for the development and deployment of malware that targeted banks.

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Tags: Russia, ZeuS, Gameover, Business Club, Citadel, Moldova