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Gmail users on iOS at risk of data interception

Apple users accessing Gmail on mobile devices could be at risk of having their data intercepted, a mobile security company said Thursday.

Source code for tiny 'Tinba' banking malware leaked

The source code for an impressively small but capable malware program that targets online bank accounts has been leaked, according to CSIS Security Group of Denmark.

Google blocks bogus digital certificates issued in India

Google has blocked several digital certificates issued in India that could have been used to make bogus websites appear to be run by the Web giant.

Facebook kills Lecpetex botnet, which hit 250,000 computers

Facebook said police in Greece made two arrests last week in connection with a little-known spamming botnet called Lecpetex, which used hacked computers to mine the Litecoin virtual currency.

Spamhaus pushes for arrests of alleged DDoS participants

An antispam organization is pushing for quick law enforcement action against five people it alleges took part in one of the largest cyberattacks on record that caused Internet outages throughout Europe early last year.

Australian teen accepts police caution to avoid hacking charge

An Australian teenager has accepted a caution from police rather than face charges for discovering a vulnerability in the website of one of the country's public transport authorities late last year.

Encrypted instant messaging project seeks to obscure metadata

Security researchers have a working prototype of an instant messaging application that aims to thoroughly obscure and scrub evidence that two parties have been chatting.

Secret code indicates NSA tracks users of privacy tools, report says

A NSA spying tool is configured to snoop on an array of privacy programs used by journalists and dissidents, according to an analysis of never-before-seen code leaked by an unknown source.

Dimension Data to expand Earthwave security services worldwide

Dimension Data plans to expand worldwide a managed security service offering it brought under its wing with the acquisition of Sydney-based Earthwave last year.

Brazil's losses from 'boletos' malware may top $3.75 billion

A two-year malware campaign that abused a widely used payment instrument unique to Brazil may have netted an eye-popping US$3.75 billion.

No-IP regains control of some domains wrested by Microsoft

A Nevada-based company has regained control of the majority of domains seized by Microsoft in a legal action aimed at shutting down botnets.

OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism

The OpenSSL Project is planning a number of changes to ensure its security component, used across millions of computers across the Internet, is in tip-top shape.

Microsoft legal action cramping other hacking campaigns, Kaspersky says

Microsoft's seizure of domains from a DNS service provider has also disrupted some state-sponsored cyberespionage campaigns, according to security vendor Kaspersky Lab.

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Microsoft admits technical error in IP takeover, but No-IP still down

Microsoft admitted Tuesday it made a technical error after it commandeered part of an Internet service's network in order to shut down a botnet, but the Nevada-based company says its services are still down.

Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

Eastern European-based attackers gained access to the networks of energy providers by tampering with software updates for industrial control systems, gaining a foothold that could be used for sabotage, Symantec said Monday.

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