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IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

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A research team has set up a chain reaction attack that would take over Philips Hue smart lightbulbs across entire cities

ICYMI: McAfee security manager, cybersec salaries, Conficker worm, embedded XP; JD Wetherspoon breach

ICYMI: McAfee security manager, cybersec salaries, Conficker worm, embedded XP; JD Wetherspoon breach

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at McAfee security manager failure; 2016 cybersec salaries up; Conficker in 20% of attacks; Embedded XP end-of-life; Wetherspoon breach took 15 mins.

20% of cyber-attacks attributed to Conficker worm

20% of cyber-attacks attributed to Conficker worm

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Detected in everything from police body cameras to the business internet of things (IoT) landscape, now do you give a configuration fick?

US tried and failed to attack North Korea with Stuxnet worm

US tried and failed to attack North Korea with Stuxnet worm

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Couldn't deploy cyber weapons against Pyongyang

Dirty Facebook worm cuts itself in half to evade detection

Dirty Facebook worm cuts itself in half to evade detection

Facebook distributing malware is nothing new, nor are shortened URLs for obfuscation, in-the-cloud servers for anonymity or porn as a lure. However the latest Kilim-family variant which hit Facebook last week uses all of them and with a twist: this worm keeps cutting itself in half to evade detection.

Stuxnet 'an accident waiting to happen'

Stuxnet 'an accident waiting to happen'

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Stuxnet was targeted 'inside-out' not 'outside-in' infiltration of air-gapped system says new book.

Concerns over Asus and Linksys router vulnerabilities

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White hat hacker discloses router vulnerabilities that might only be fixed when new firmware versions are deployed.

NSA 'probably developing Mask-type malware'

NSA 'probably developing Mask-type malware'

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"Logic suggests that the NSA is developing its own cyber weapons. It has its own malware, and its own C&C servers" says Sarb Sembhi, Incoming Thought Analyst.

Saudi Arabia and Israel target Iran's nuclear programme

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Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to disrupt Iran's nuclear programme by using a computer worm more destructive than Stuxnet.

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