malware

This week, AV-TEST‘s census of samples of circulating malware that attempt to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre bugs hit 139, up from 77 on January 17. AV-TEST CEO Andreas Marx says that the different strains of malware mostly contain recompiled versions of the same proof-of-concept code released with…

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The WannaCry ransomware attack¬†from this May made the whole world think about cyber security issues once again. Another unique point for WannaCry versus previous¬†cyber attacks is IoT also got involved with the crisis as well. We learned from the news reports that this worm virus was different from usual. It…

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In my latest Locus column, “Demon-Haunted World,” I propose that the Internet of Cheating Things — gadgets that try to trick us into arranging our affairs to the benefit of corporate shareholders, to our own detriment — is bringing us back to the Dark Ages, when alchemists believed that…

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