Are You a Tim McGee Wannabe? Check Out the New Certified Cyber Forensics Professional Certification

If you’ve ever watched the TV show NCIS and thought how cool it would be to have a job like Tim McGee, the cyber forensics scientist, then I have good news for you. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC) ², has recently announced the availability of a new certification, the Certified...

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Researcher Says Vulnerability Affects Nearly Every Android Phone

Bluebox Security reported this week it had discovered a vulnerability affecting 99 percent of Android cell phones that allows a hacker to do anything from steal data to create a mobile botnet. “The implications are huge,” Bluebox chief technical officer Jeff Forristal said in a blog post “This vulnerability, around at...

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Video Games Maker Says Website Hacked

Ubisoft, the video game developer and distributor, warned clients this week that its website had been hacked and urged all users to change their passwords. In a post on its website, the company said hackers had recently gained access to some of its online systems and stolen user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. "No...

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Malware Pair Work in Tandem to Evade Removal

Microsoft has identified two separate forms of malware that work together on an infected computer to make it far more difficult to remove them. In a Malware Protection Center blog, Redmond anti-virus researcher Hyun Choi named the malware as Vobfus and Beebone. What makes them particularly troublesome is that they download updated versions...

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Mobile Malware Follows the Money

Mobile malware mushroomed more than six-fold in the year ending in March, and the people behind it are increasingly behaving like calculating business professionals, a study from Juniper Networks says. “Similar to legitimate developers focused on the rise of mobile, cyber criminals are looking to maximize their return on investment with...

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