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This crypto-currency mining malware also disables your security services

A year on from the vulnerabilities being leaked, attackers are still using leaked NSA tools to power new attacks - this time with the newly uncovered PyRoMine.        By Danny Palmer | April 24, 2018 -       A new form of cryptocurrency mining malware uses a leaked NSA-exploit to spread itself to vulnerable Windows machines,…
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Windows warning: Tech-support scammers are ramping up attacks, says Microsoft

Windows 10 security won't protect you from tech-support scammers' lies and trickery.     By Liam Tung | April 23, 2018 The 153,000 tech-scam reports Microsoft received in 2017 came from 183 countries. Image: Microsoft       Microsoft says it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who'd come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold…
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Gmail spam mystery: Why have secure accounts started spamming themselves?

Spam appears in users' sent folders even from accounts that haven't been compromised.    By Liam Tung | April 23, 2018 -       Some Gmail users have been surprised to find spam inexplicably in their Sent folders, with the messages continuing to appear even after users changed their passwords. People have been reporting on Gmail's Help Forum…
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Can these minimalist phones save us from our smartphone obsession?

Approaches include a smaller smartphone, an attractively designed minimalist phone, and bringing more sophisticated apps to feature phones.        By Ross Rubin | April 20, 2018      While phones such as Apple's iPhone 8 and Samsung's Galaxy S9 come in large "plus" options, even their standard versions are much larger than some of their early predecessors.…
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Oracle critical update fixes 254 flaws – so get patching now

Fixes for vulnerabilities spread across 20 products and a Solaris patch that addresses the Spectre processor flaw.        By Steve Ranger | April 20, 2018        Oracle has published its critical patch update for April, offering 254 security fixes across 20 product sets. The database giant said customers should install the update as soon as…
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Ransomware, stolen data or malware: How do online crooks really make their money?

The cybercrime economy has "now become a kind of mirror image of contemporary capitalism", says paper.      By Danny Palmer | April 20, 2018       The cyber-criminal economy has hit global revenues of $1.5 billion a year, according a study which shows the vast scale of cyber-crime and how profits are acquired, laundered, spent and reinvested.…
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