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Fake Turkish site certs create threat of bogus Google sites

After a Turkish Internet certificate authority "mistakenly" issues two unauthorized e-documents used to verify Web site authenticity, another organization creates a fraudulent certificate that could let it impersonate various Google sites. Browser makers have responded.

By Jan. 3, 2013

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Symantec takes on one of largest botnets in history

The security firm is confronting the ZeroAccess botnet, which is likely to have more than 1.9 million slave computers at its disposal for click fraud and bitcoin mining.

By Oct. 1, 2013

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What does the 'Reset Print System' routine in OS X do?

The Reset Print System routine in OS X performs a number of adjustments to the print service's files and configurations to restore factory default settings, but these steps can be manually performed or can even be undone, if needed.

By May. 10, 2013

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Dutch firm linked to many more fraudulent Net certificates

Domains for which fraudulent security certificates were issued includes CIA, MI6, Facebook, Microsoft, Skype, and Twitter. Spying on Iranian dissidents may have been the hackers' goal.

By Sep. 5, 2011

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Chinese hackers targeting smart cards to grab U.S. defense data

Cyberattacks from China have reportedly adopted a variant of the malware known Sykipot to compromise the smart cards used by U.S. government agencies.

By Jan. 13, 2012

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'Red October' malware spies on governments worldwide

It might have taken five years to discover, but a government-snooping spying campaign dubbed Red October has been exposed by Kaspersky Lab.

By Jan. 14, 2013

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Microsoft halts another botnet: Kelihos

A Czech resident is accused of operating a botnet that infected tens of thousands of computers, serving spam and harvesting data. This is the third botnet Microsoft has taken down using the same legal and technical measures.

By Sep. 27, 2011

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Mozilla gets tough after digital certificates hack

Iranian hacker who claims responsibility for breaches at certificate authorities threatens broader attacks. Firefox maker gives digital-certificate sellers a week to boost security.

By Sep. 8, 2011

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Comodo hack may reshape browser security

A breach that let a hacker spoof digital certificates for Google.com, Yahoo.com, and other Web sites is prompting browser makers to rethink security.

By Apr. 4, 2011

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Why browsers differ on Web sites' safety

The Comodo security breach shows that each major browser maker ships a different list of master keys to Web authentication and that each creates its list in a different way.

By Mar. 28, 2011