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We don’t need no STEENKIN’ exploit brokers: Let’s FLATTEN all bug bounties

Security watchers are proposing the introduction of “flat rate” bug bounties by software vendors to try to stop vulnerability researchers from from flogging off flaws to exploit brokers or on the black market.

Spammers target Amazon holiday shoppers with Trojan-infected emails

Researchers at Malwarebytes say that spammers are targeting Amazon account holders with emails carrying two different types of Trojan malware.

Bogus VPN Website Used to Distribute Keylogger Malware

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a great way to protect your data, and with the recent spying revelations, more and more people are turning to VPNs. However, experts warn that not all websites promising such software can be trusted.

Cybercriminals tap into tax to scam consumers

Evolving beyond long-lost uncles in Africa or winning the Spanish lottery, the latest phishing campaign centers around something we all love — the arrival of a tax refund.

Five predictions for information security and cybercrime in 2014

A panel of data and information security experts, including Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, share what they think will be the big talking points in 2014.

Five reasons why big companies are finding it hard to beat cyber criminals

Businesses are at war with cyber criminals, and they are losing – Marcin Kleczynski of Malwarebytes examines why.

The biggest malware, security threats in 2013

According to Malwarebytes’ 2013 Threat report, “assumed guilt” ransomware tactics, mobile device cyberattacks and Mac-based threats are all gifts we had to cope with this year.

Bitcoin mining function embedded inside rogue EULAs, Malwarebytes warns

The booming Bitcoin price is driving rogue software firms to embed mining functions inside apparently innocent tools that come with End User Licence Agreements (EULAs) legitimising the behaviour, security firm Malwarebytes has warned.

Legitimate apps bundled up with secret Bitcoin miner

Malwarebytes researchers have recently discovered a similar scheme they traced back to a legitimate company by the name of Mutual Public (aka We Build Toolbars, LLC).

How to keep your computer from slowing down

If you’ve recently unboxed a new computer (and you didn’t opt for the lowest-priced model available), it probably feels pretty zippy. A model with speedy solid-state storage probably feels really fast, especially if your last system was more than a few years old. But with the passage of time, once-peppy PCs have a tendency to become sluggish—sometimes maddeningly so.

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