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Router Vulnerability and the VPNFilter Botnet

On May 25, the FBI asked us all to reboot our routers. The story behind this request is one of sophisticated malware and unsophisticated home-network security, and it’s a harbinger of the sorts of pervasive threats — from nation-states, criminals and hackers — that we should expect in coming years...
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VPNFilter: New Router Malware with Destructive Capabilities

Unlike most other IoT threats, malware can survive reboot. A new threat which targets a range of routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices is capable of knocking out infected devices by rendering them unusable. The malware, known as VPNFilter, is unlike most other IoT threats because it...
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Whether you need an antivirus or anti-malware scanner or a tool to hunt for rootkits, Linux has you covered.

Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux

Wait, Linux needs antivirus and anti-malware solutions? I thought it was immune to such things. Perhaps a bit of clarification is necessary here. First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code....
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Spyware Backdoor Prompts Google to Pull 500 Apps with >100m Downloads

At least 500 apps collectively downloaded more than 100 million times from Google's official Play Market contained a secret backdoor that allowed developers to install a range of spyware at any time, researchers said Monday. The apps contained a software development kit called Igexin, which makes...
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The Risks of DNS Hijacking Are Serious and You Should Take Countermeasures

Editor’s Note: In a separate post, Lucian Constantin explains how a researcher hijacked a .io top level domain nameserver and what exposures it has surfaced about registries for country-code top-level domains. Over the years hackers have hijacked many domain names by manipulating their DNS records...
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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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​How to Use Linux's Built-In USB Attack Protection

There are USB sticks that will destroy your computer, USB sticks loaded with spyware, and even official enterprise USB sticks infected with malware. Last, but never least, when it comes to stealing data from a computer, you can't beat a USB stick. There are devices like the USG USB stick firewall,...
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7 Steps to Fight Ransomware

Perpetrators are shifting to more specific targets. This means companies must strengthen their defenses, and these strategies can help. Ransomware can be a highly lucrative system for extracting money from a customer. Victims are faced with an unpleasant choice:  either pay the ransom or lose...
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New Strain of Linux Malware Could Get Serious

A new strain of malware targeting Linux systems, dubbed "Linux/Shishiga," could morph into a dangerous security threat. Eset on Tuesday disclosed the threat, which represents a new Lua family unrelated to previously seen LuaBot malware. Linux/Shishiga uses four different protocols -- SSH, Telnet,...
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Linux.Proxy.10 Infects Thousands of Devices with Standard Settings

Dr. Web researchers spotted a Linux trojan, dubbed Linux.Proxy.10 that has been used to infect thousands of Linux devices. The trojan infiltrates computers and devices that etiher have standard settings or are already infected by a  Linux malware and is  distributed by the threat actor logging into...
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