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Wayback Wednesday: At least he asked

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Warning as Mac malware exploits climb 270%

Don't panic about the increase in malware attacks on Macs, but do follow good security advice when using your Mac or iOS systems.

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

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Belay that order: Intel says you should NOT install its Meltdown firmware fixes

The warning, which encompasses just about every Intel processor out there, from all PC manufacturers, takes effect immediately. And there’s no indication when it will get fixed.

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Anatomy of a spambot

Your computer could be busy right now making money for someone else. But that’s not the worst thing that spambots do.

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Heads up: Malware found in Piriform’s CCleaner installer

If you installed the popular Windows registry scanner and cookie cleaner CCleaner after Aug. 15, you’re likely running a decapitated botnet.

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Kaspersky Lab, U.S. Cyber Command, Hollywood hacking and ransomware | Salted Hash Ep 1

Reporters Steve Ragan and Fahmida Rashid unpack the hottest topics in the security realm: Kaspersky Lab's Russia connection, the new status for the U.S. Cyber Command, Hollywood's hacking woes and ransomware.

Google Play Protect: Android Security

The big secret behind Google Play Protect on Android

There's one detail rarely mentioned about Google's splashy new Android security effort—and it's a critical point for everyone to understand.

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The ancient Microsoft networking protocol at the core of the latest global malware attack

The company is going to kill off SMB1 at long last, but you shouldn’t wait to disable it.

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Answering the WannaCry wake-up call

Organizations can take steps to better protect themselves from future disruptions from ransomware.

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The WannaCry scramble

A widespread ransomware attack propagating as a worm was a legitimate cause of alarm.

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Wikileaks reveals potent Windows malware from the CIA

It could take over a machine, delete files and upload more malicious code.

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5 ways to stop future global malware attacks

Governments, vendors and user companies all can do more.

Windows Defender does not defend Windows 7 against WannaCry

A number of articles about Wannacry/WannaCrypt point out that Microsoft updated Windows Defender to detect it. But, that's not the whole story for Windows 7 users.

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