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Vulnerabilities on the decline, but risk assessment is often flawed, study says says

The number of vulnerabilities could reach a three-year low in 2014, but correctly assessing their risk can be hard, IBM researchers said

New malvertising campaign hit visitors of several high-profile sites

Attackers redirected users to Web-based exploits by pushing malicious advertisements onto popular sites, researchers from Fox-IT said

Berlin privacy start-up ZenMate expands service to mobile

Hides user's mobile traffic by allowing them to virtually change their location

Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said

Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

Users will be able to revoke permissions previously granted to apps starting with Firefox OS 2.1

MoD lays down cybersecurity challenge to suppliers

CDE to launch £1 million competition to fund automatic threat response systems

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

Attack targets firms from the automobile industry in Europe

Attackers are sending emails containing a new information-stealing Trojan program to customer service departments, Symantec researchers said

US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert

Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

Worldwide spending will increase by almost 8 percent this year

Java, Flash and Reader still PC admins' biggest security headaches

Better than 2013 but still not good enough

IEEE Center for Secure Design wants tech industry to stop 'doing dumb stuff'

Google, Twitter, HP and Intel - they have a security dream

Netflix open sources internal threat monitoring tools

The tools are designed for monitoring emerging security issues on the Web

Hackers summon 'CDRDos' attack against Australian data centre using supertool

Reflection attack smorgasbord

Carbon Grabber campaign hunts for automotive industry logins

Targetting service departments, Symantec warns

Netcore, Netis routers have hardcoded password, Trend Micro says

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable

PlayStation network back online after DDoS attack

Sony saw no evidence of any unauthorized access to users’ personal information

Sony says 'high traffic' downs PlayStation, Entertainment networks

The group claiming responsibility also appears to be involved in a bomb threat against an American Airlines flight

NSA and GCHQ moles feeding Tor Project with bug reports, claims executive director

Spooks secretly helping us

Spammers top spoofing targets are still finance and travel industries

Large US firms make slow progress on SPF, DKIM and DMARC security


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