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rootkit

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Security firm claims Russian government makes malware

German firm G Data Security alleges that newly detected malware known as "Uroburos" was made by the Russian government.

By February 28, 2014

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Android security holes worry FBI, DHS

Federal government security experts are increasingly uneasy about the threats to law enforcement from using older versions of the mobile OS.

By August 26, 2013

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German government denies Windows 'back door' claims

The German government doles out common-sense advice on using Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips in conjunction, but it's distorted by some observers into wild claims of "back doors."

By August 22, 2013

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Comfoo cyberspy campaign still active

The Trojan used in the RSA breach of 2010 continues to target corporations and governments worldwide. Over 200 variants were recently discovered by researchers.

By August 2, 2013

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Android researcher: Carrier IQ 'diagnostic' tool really a rootkit spy

A researcher claims software installed on many smartphones could be used to obtain sensitive information on users. Carriers deny the possibility.

By November 17, 2011

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Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013.

By December 20, 2012

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Did Sony add a rootkit to PS3 firmware update?

Gamers on a forum allege that Sony added a rootkit to its latest PlayStation 3 firmware update, version 3.56. So far, Sony hasn't responded to the claim.

By February 2, 2011

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Behind the 'Flame' malware spying on Mideast computers (FAQ)

With possible ties to malware targeting Iran, the Flame spying software is seen as the latest cyber espionage attempt from a nation state.

By June 4, 2012

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Stuxnet delivered to Iranian nuclear plant on thumb drive

Citing U.S. intelligence sources, ISSSource says an infected memory stick was used to hit the facility with the worm that severely damaged Iran's nuclear program.

By April 12, 2012

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Insiders skeptical of Sony's 'mistake' on Houston music prices

Sony says an "employee error" was the cause of a price hike on Whitney Houston music following her death. Yeah? Then why hasn't Sony issued refunds?

By February 15, 2012