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Microsoft disrupts botnet that generated $2.7M per month for operators

Update: researchers say not all C&C servers seized, and P2P makes takedown moot.<p>On Thursday, Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, the legal and technical …

Scientist-developed malware prototype covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound

Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.<p>Computer scientists have proposed a malware prototype that uses …

Hackers broke into poker pro's hotel room to install 'sharking' malware

This September, on the Barcelona leg of the European Poker Tour, Jens Kyllönen had a strange run-in with the criminal underworld. He'd busted out of that day's tournament early, but when he returned to his hotel room, his laptop was missing. He went downstairs to find his roommate, but when they …

News sites could protect your privacy with encryption. Here’s why they probably won’t.

"I've basically been trying to bribe media organizations at this point to turn on SSL," jokes Christopher Soghoian, the principal technologist and a senior policy analyst at the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. "I have an open offer right now to the technical teams of news …

ZeroPoint is the malware cure that could be worse than the disease

SecDev's new project could stop botnet-powered fraud for good. Should we let it?<p>The internet is, on balance, a very hostile place. More than 70 percent of all email traffic is spam, and a fair portion of that is malware and phishing attempts. One 2012 census counted 1.5 billion browser-based …