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  • Namecheap accounts brute-forced by CyberVor gang?

    02.09.2014

    California-based domain registrar and web hosting firm Namecheap has been targeted by hackers, the company's VP of hosting Matt Russell warned on Monday, and said that the attackers are using username and password data gathered from third party sites to brute-force their way into their customers' accounts.

  • 160,000 new malware samples appear each day

    02.09.2014

    Malware is still being created at the record levels reached in the previous quarter: 15 million new samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to Panda Security.

  • 70% of IT pros experience weekly phishing attacks

    01.09.2014

    69 percent of IT professionals experience phishing attacks at least once a week, with customer data cited most often as the type of data attacked, followed by financial information, according to HP.

  • Kelihos botmasters target Russian patriots to expand botnet

    25.08.2014

    The cyber crooks behind the Kelihos botnet are, once again, trying to swell the number of computers included in it.

  • Crooks trying out new tactics to spread fake AV

    20.08.2014

    Infection numbers of well-established fake AV families have reached the lowest level in years, and Microsoft researchers believe the drop is the result of the antimalware industry's efforts and greater user awareness.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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