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The FBI is willing to pay top dollar to download some malware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is willing to pay top dollar for the malicious, infectious software the rest of us pay to keep out of our computers, according to the Federal Business Opportunities website. A Monday price quote request by the Investigative Analysis Unit of the agency’s Operational Technology Division is asking computer security developers …

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Avira starts blocking some browsers and email clients

Since yesterday, some Avira Internet Security users have only been able to use their web browsers if they first disable Avira Web Protection. According to Avira, some customers are getting a “data structure error” that requires a complete uninstall and fresh installation of the program. However, users in the Avira forum are saying that reinstalling …

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Firefox 22 enables WebRTC, makes social APIs easier to manage

BetaNews: Mozilla has released Firefox 22.0 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux. The update includes some platform-specific improvements — Firefox following display scaling options in Windows, and providing download progress indicators in its dock application icon in OS X — plus a number of other tweaks and improvements. Other new features include the ability for …

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WordPress hardened with XSS, DoS and SSRF fixes

With the second security and maintenance release of WordPress 3.5, the developers of the popular open source blogging software have closed 12 bugs, seven of them security issues. In their announcement, the developers “strongly encourage” all users to update all their installations of the software to version 3.5.2 immediately. In addition to the fixed vulnerabilities, …

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Symantec updates Norton 2013 range to v20.4

Symantec has updated its suite of Windows security products with the release of Norton Antivirus 2013 v20.4, Norton Internet Security 2013 v20.4 and Norton 360 2013 v20.4. Version 20.4 is primarily a bug-fix release, with some notable fixes, but also tweaks the user interface. One visible change for users who also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free …

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Facebook Virus That Drains Your Bank Accounts: What You Need to Know

This post has been shared originally by Malwarebytes Blog: The word about the Zeus Trojan back on Facebook has spread as fast as the malware itself across many news sites. Awareness and education about online dangers is essential but headlines like “Malware That Drains Your Bank Account Thriving On Facebook” instill fear while at the …

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Google cuts grace period for vendors of vulnerable software

Google is shortening the amount of time it gives to makers of vulnerable software and web services if there is imminent danger. The Google security team say that if they encounter a zero-day issue that is already being actively used for cyber attacks, it will grant the affected manufacturer just seven days grace to fix …

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Google Overhauls Gmail to Take On E-Mail Overload

NYTimes posted: On Wednesday, Google introduced a new in-box design for its e-mail service, Gmail. In a blog post announcing the new design, the company said it wanted to help people quickly sort through their messages to determine which ones were important and which ones could wait until later. The revamped Gmail automatically sorts incoming …

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