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New "FREAK" Vulnerability Can Allow Attackers To Decrypt Encrypted Communications

A newly discovered vulnerability, dubbed, “FREAK”, that could allow attackers to intercept and decrypt encrypted traffic between browsers and web sites via a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack, was discovered on March 3rd, 2015 by researchers. Once an attacker has cracked the encryption code, it is possible for the attacker to steal passwords and other sensitive personal information. This vulnerability has existed since the late 90s, as a forgotten part of the coding within many Google and Apple products. In addition to Google and Apple products, this vulnerability affects the Transport Laye...
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Symantec Partners With Europol In Ramnit Botnet Takedown

On February 25th, 2015, with the help of Symantec and other industry partners, Europol was able to seize servers used by the cybercriminal group behind the Ramnit Botnet. The group has been in operation for over five years, allowing the Ramnit threat to infect 3.2 million computers in total, with up to 350,000 compromised computers at the present time. Symantec’s security research helped Europol seize the infrastructure behind the threat. This group’s main function had been to steal log-in credentials and cookies to impersonate the victim, enabling them to steal data from the hard drive...
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New Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exposes Serious Phishing Hole

A new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer could potentially allow attackers to steal log in credentials.

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New Adobe Flash Zero-Day Exploit Discovered in Malvertisements

A new Adobe Zero-day exploit was discovered by Trend Micro on February 2nd, 2015. A Zero-day exploit is when there is an unpatched bug in a software program that allows hackers access to inject malware into your computer.   How Can Cybercriminals Infect My System? In this particular case, the malware is delivered via malvertising, which is a form of an attack that uses legitimate online advertising networks to deliver malicious code onto your computer.  Unfortunately, you don’t even have to do anything to be infected by this kind of malvertising, as it often uses a drive-by-download; ...
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Adobe Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered

A new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Flash. Security researcher Kafeine reports that this  vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild. The term zero-day refers to an unknown vulnerability or an exploit in a software program that the developer of the software is newly aware of, and has not had the time to address and patch. Zero-days are particularly troublesome because they often present an open window during which cybercriminals can operate unchallenged. Because of this, zero-days are prized by cybercriminals who have knowledge of them and are used for ...
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Cyber Espionage Tool Regin Discovered By Symantec

A serious, complex cyber-espionage malware program known as Regin has been discovered by Symantec, the parent company of Norton. 

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WireLurker Malware Affects Apple Devices. Learn More.

Situation overview: Yesterday, security firm Palo Alto Networks, reported on a new family of malware that affects Apple’s OS X and iOS devices called WireLurker.  WireLurker has been used to inject malicious code into Mac applications hosted on a third party Mac app store in China. Once these trojanized apps are downloaded onto a Mac, WireLurker waits for an iOS device to connect via USB and then installs and runs similarly infected iOS apps on the connected iOS device.  In many cases users might not see any difference since the iOS app will operate just like the legitimate version. Ho...
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New Windows Zero-day Exploit via Cyberespionage Group Sandworm Discovered

A new vulnerability was discovered in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, affecting all supported versions of Windows that will deliver malware via PowerPoint documents. Symantec considers this vulnerability critical since it allows attackers remote access to the affected computer.

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How Norton Keeps You "Shaded" From 'Silent, But Deadly' Threats

On May 19th, 2014 Blackshades made news headlines when the FBI and Europol announced that they had arrested dozens of individuals suspected of cybercriminal activity centered around the malware. Blackshades is a “silent, but deadly” threat, which unfortunately means, if you are infected, you likely won’t know it until it’s too late. Norton products have long been able to detect and block Blackshades from attacking your computer. Read on to learn more about this threat and how to protect yourself and your computers. What is Blackshades? It is a popular and powerful piece of malicious so...
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