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Hackers Grab Opera Certificate, 1,000 Users Infected with Password-Stealing Malware

Over a thousand Windows users were infected with password-stealing malware after hackers stole a software-signing certificate from Opera and used it to write malicious code. Users affected by the cyber-attack automatically installed the Trojan, which posed as coming from Opera’s legitimate software. In the last week, following the attack, Bitdefender detected the malware mostly in the US. The Oslo-based com...

Five Times More Likely to Get Malware without AV

Computers with no antivirus are five times more likely to get infected with malware than those with protection, according to Microsoft. In the first quarter of 2012, the company found malicious e-mail attachments on almost 3 million computers and detected 7 million Keygens. The activation key generators that users install with “free” software, movies or games often come loaded with malware. Most users don’t...

Infected or Not? Five Symptoms of a Security Breach

Most viruses, worms and Trojans circulating nowadays have learned to be discreet to avoid detection. Unlike predecessors that displayed warnings on users’ monitors, modern malware operates silently because crooks understood that users will install an antivirus to clean their computer at the first sign of infection. But, no matter how stealthy these pieces of malware are, there are still signs that give them...

Siemens Software Infected with Stuxnet, Still Packed with Dangerous Flaws

Siemens industrial software targeted by Stuxnet malware is still full of security flaws, according to Russian researcher Sergey Gordeychik. His Defcon security paper was cancelled in July after the electronics and engineering giant filed a request, reports IDG News Service’s Jeremy Kirk. In the summer, Siemens asked researchers to postpone the presentation so they can fix their WinCC software, a Supervisory...

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