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Inside a $2.3 million criminal exploit business

In October, Russian police announced they'd arrested the creator of the infamous "Blackhole" exploit kit, a readymade hacking tool that offered buyers an easy way to install web-based malware in exchange for $500 to $700 a month. Today, security writer Brian Krebs takes a closer look at the man …

Visualized: global DDoS attacks animated and mapped by Google

Earlier today, Google announced it had built Project Shield to help small websites stay online during DDoS (distributed denial of service) strikes, and it turns out the search giant also unveiled a frequently-updated online map of such assaults. Dubbed Digital Attack Map, the project was created in …

US government releases draft cybersecurity framework

NIST comes out with its proposed cybersecurity standards, which outlines how private companies can protect themselves against hacks, cyberattacks, and security breaches.<p>The National Institute of Standards and Technology released its draft cybersecurity framework for private companies and …

Cybersecurity

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …

Vulnerability lets attackers hijack iOS apps' web requests over WiFi (video)

Be careful which WiFi hotspots you use -- Skycure has just revealed a web-based exploit that lets attackers hijack a iOS device on the same network through its mobile apps. The technique intercepts some apps' attempts to cache a web status message, redirecting the request to a hostile server; after …

Microsoft plans to address zero-day IE bug on Tuesday

Vulnerability allowed a "drive-by attack" of malware installation when computers visited a malicious Web site.<p>Microsoft plans to issue a security update on Tuesday that addresses an Internet Explorer ActiveX Control vulnerability that allowed malware to be installed on computers when users visited …

Information Security

Gmail: 91.4% of Authenticated Emails Use Antiphishing Standards

Google today declared that after almost a decade of fighting phishing emails, the Internet-wide efforts are finally paying off. The company revealed that 91.4 percent of the authenticated non-spam emails sent to Gmail users come from senders that have adopted at least one of these two email …