Gianluca Stringhini

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Windows XP users warned of new, in-the-wild, zero-day attack

Author:<p>Published<p>in Adobe, Malware, Microsoft, Vulnerability, Windows 1<p>If you’re one of the many people still running Windows XP on your computer, be …

For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000

Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, …

Attack Exploits Windows Zero-Day Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

This Is What It Looks Like When A Click-Fraud Botnet Secretly Controls Your Web Browser

Spider.io, a London company that specializes in detecting click-fraud on the internet, has done the world a huge favor by producing some graphics and a video that show exactly what happens when your PC becomes infected with malware that creates false clicks on ads.<p>Advertisers waste about $7 million …

Freedom of Information

A new digital ecology is evolving, and humans are being left behind

Incomprehensible computer behaviors have evolved out of high-frequency stock trading, and humans aren't sure why. Eventually, it could start …

Artificial Intelligence

This Diagram Shows How A Recent String Of Hacking Attacks Came From One Cyber Arms Dealer

Computer security firm FireEye recently revealed to Business Insider that what has looked like random hacking attacks against Adobe, Microsoft, and other U.S. Companies is actually far more coordinated and connected than previous thought.<p>If that weren't disturbing enough, FireEye released a report …

McAfee: Spam, Malware On the Rise

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A new report from McAfee Labs confirms the cyberthreat is growing and evolving, with spam and malware reaching record levels last quarter. McAfee Labs released its third-quarter 2013 threat report on Wednesday.<p>"The industry must work harder to ensure the …

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according to the latest batch of leaked Snowden documents, as seen by Dutch …