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  • Microsoft expected to offer hot fix for Duqu soon

    The big zero-day exploit on everyone's mind is Duqu, or "son of Stuxnet" - but researchers don't expect <a href="">Microsoft</a> to include a patch for it in next week's Patch Tuesday. Instead, a manual fix could be out as soon as this week.

  • Stupid hacker tricks: Exploits gone bad

    If the Internet is the new Wild West, then hackers are the wanted outlaws of our time. And like the gun-slinging bad boys before them, all it takes is one wrong move to land them in jail.

  • Windows Intune 2.0: Four new features

    Windows Intune, Microsoft's Web-based PC management and security platform, may not get the same level of attention as cloud services like Office 365 or Windows Azure, but Microsoft is betting big on Intune to be the cloud service that will facilitate IT's evolving job of remotely managing PCs.

  • Android targeted by SpyEye banking Trojan

    Banking transactions for owners of <a href="">Android</a> phones just became more dangerous with a new iteration of the <a href="">SpyEye</a> Trojan designed to intercept two-factor authentication codes sent via SMS -- the first known version for Android.

  • Cybercrime costs rival those of illegal drug trafficking

    Young males in emerging markets are the most likely to fall victim to cybercrime, whose total cost per year is approaching the scale of illegal drug trafficking worldwide, according to a study by the Norton division of Symantec.

  • Brace for email-attachment malware spree

    A sizeable spike in <a href="">malicious email attachments</a> is just subsiding, but if history is any indicator, several smaller spikes are about to follow that use even more deceptive means than their predecessors.

  • US and UK zombies demand top dollar

    Denizens of the malware underworld who sell access to <a href="">compromised computers</a> do so at varying rates depending on where the machines are located, researchers told the Usenix <a href="">Security</a> Symposium this week.

  • Malwarebytes preps enterprise edition of PC-cleaning software

    Malwarebytes this fall expects to release an enterprise-grade anti-malware platform that it says doesn't compete directly with traditional antivirus software because it relies more on observing how the malware acts and less on seeking code signatures.