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Recent reports say that Linux computers are among the fastest growing targets of malware.

Linux Malware on the Rise: A Look at Recent Threats

Over the past few years, anecdotal evidence has suggested that security threats to Linux devices are on the rise. Last fall’s Mirai botnet attacks, which turned thousands of Linux devices into a zombie army used to attack infrastructure via Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), were particularly...
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At $30,000 for a Flaw, Bug Bounties Are Big and Getting Bigger

Hackers are being paid as much as $30,000 for finding a single critical flaw in a company's systems, and the amount companies are willing to pay is increasing. While the use of such bug hunting programmes is still limited, some large organisations are offering hackers rewards for spotting flaws in...
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Where to Find the World's Best Programmers

So which countries produce the best coders is an interesting question to ask. Perhaps more importantly why do some countries lead the way? One source of data about programmers' skills is HackerRank, a company that poses programming challenges to a community of more than a million coders and also...
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hackers wearing a suit and tie
It's a mistake to take the old "hacker-in-a-hoodie" stereotype and think it applies to the cyber crime and nation-state attacks we're facing today. Why don't we see pictures of hackers wearing a suit and tie? Or a uniform?

Real Hackers Don't Wear Hoodies (Cybercrime is Big Business)

Most people probably have an idea about what a hacker looks like. The image of someone sitting alone at a computer, with their face obscured by a hoodie, staring intently at lines of code in which their particular brand of crime or mischief is rooted, has become widely associated with hackers. You...
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