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rootkits

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I don't use anti-virus software. Am I nuts?

Maybe I'm courting disaster, but my cheapskate approach to security has paid off so far. Here's my secret.

By June 25, 2014

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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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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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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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The top threats for 2013, as seen by McAfee

Next year, we'll need to be on the lookout for increases in mobile malware, randomware kits, large-scale political hacks and "hacking as a service," according to McAfee Labs.

By December 27, 2012

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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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Spy rootkit goes after Indian, Iranian systems

A data-harvesting rootkit is infecting systems in India, Iran, and Indonesia, according to security companies.

By July 19, 2010

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Researchers to demo rootkit on Android phone

Defcon demo to show rootkit running on an Android-based smartphone that could give an intruder full access to all the functions of the device.

By June 2, 2010