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Malware
More elusive and persistent - Kaspersky researchers uncover the third known firmware bootkit
Kaspersky's researchers have uncovered the third case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. 
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Cybersecurity
Businesses unprepared for bot attacks, despite awareness
Many businesses are aware of the threat of bot attacks, but believe they have the problem under control and are not adequately prepared for the level of risk.
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Cybersecurity
Businesses in the dark: Disconnect in cybersecurity culture and cyber resilience
"A core ingredient to being cyber ready involves empowering business leaders to minimise business down-time, while responding to a cyberattack at the same time."
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Bitdefender
Proof of concept cloud TLS hack: the silent hypervisor flaw
Third parties could eavesdrop on cloud communications encrypted with TLS, which can be almost undetectable by most people.
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Malware
Majority of Aussie organisations have been breached in the past year
63 percent of Australian organisations have experienced at least one security breach or incident in the past year, according to a report by CompTIA.
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Data
Banking customers won't stand for subpar security, study finds
"There is an expectation that banks are taking adequate measures to safeguard their customers against fraud and breaches."
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Cloud
Ransomware masquerades as FBI, Android users in the crossfire
Thousands of Android users have been targeted by a ransomware that demands users to pay $500 to restore access to their smartphone, says Bitdefender.
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Point of Sale / POS
Retail sector vulnerable to threats, Intel Security seeks solution
In order to provide better retail kiosk security options, Intel Security is collaborating with Kiosk Information Systems.
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Malware
Cisco unleashes extended security offerings
Cisco has added to its security offerings and services with three significant expansions.
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Bitdefender
The biggest social media security threats of 2015
Bitdefender, security software solutions provider, has released its social media security threat predictions for 2015.
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Malware
Cisco NZ: Malware by any other name...
John-Paul Sikking, Cisco NZ security specialist, takes a look at the attack continuum.