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Meet Ripper.cc, A Reputation Service For Cybercriminals

Meet Ripper.cc, A Reputation Service For Cybercriminals

Ripper.cc offers a service to help protect the genuine cybercriminals from the scammers in their midst.

Fraud, it turns out, is as big a problem in the cyber underworld as it is for legitimate enterprises. 668 more words

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Bad Bots Up Their Human Impersonation Game

Bad Bots Up Their Human Impersonation Game

Every third website visitor was an attack bot in 2016, and humans represent just under half of all Internet traffic, new Imperva data sample shows. 610 more words

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SpyNote RAT Now Disguised As Netflix App

A new version of the SpyNote Trojan is designed to trick Android users into thinking it’s a legitimate Netflix application.

Once installed, the remote access Trojan (RAT) essentially hands control of the device over to the hacker, enabling them to copy files, view contacts, and eavesdrop on the victim, among other capabilities. 651 more words

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News in brief: DuckDuckGo takes off; Sundance hit by cyberattack; Oz moots biometric arrivals

Your daily round-up of some of the other security stories in the news

DuckDuckGo takes off

We’re rather fond of DuckDuckGo on Naked Security, both for its privacy-focused approach to search and also because it brings to mind our own… 424 more words

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Android Pattern Lock ‘can be cracked in five attempts’ – here’s what to do

Warning to Android owners who use the Pattern Lock system: your device can still be compromised. That’s according to new research from Lancaster University, Northwest University in China, and the University of Bath. 507 more words

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Lloyds Bank Hit By DDoS Attack

Lloyds Bank Hit By DDoS Attack

Hacker fails to extort $93,600 from bank for the attacks between January 11 and 13, a report says.

UK’s Lloyds Bank customers were unable to log onto its online business between January 11 and 13 while the bank was reportedly hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, Motherboard says. 168 more words

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