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Malware evades researchers' VM environments by looking up their Word doc history

Malware evades researchers' VM environments by looking up their Word doc history

One of the techniques malware can use to evade researchers' virtualized or sandbox environments is accessing recent documents to determine if the infected machine has a history of legitimate usage.

Cyber space wars may require new international regimes

Cyber space wars may require new international regimes

While it might not include the Death Star cyber warfare among the stars is almost inevitable.

Cybercrime blotter: Kosovo native sentenced to 20 years for providing aid to ISIS

Kosovo native Ardit Ferizi was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Va. after pleading guilty to providing aid to the Islamic State.

Air Force reports making progess on cybersecurity without additional funding

Air Force reports making progess on cybersecurity without additional funding

The Air Force is reporting progress in its mission to secure its weapons against cyberattacks.

Rep. Johnson introduces bill designed to deter electoral hacking

Rep. Johnson introduces bill designed to deter electoral hacking

A new bill before Congress would require that all voting machines leave a traceable paper trail and require a secure connection to the web for vote-tabulating machines to prevent electoral tampering.

Krebs website withstands historically large DDoS attack; enormous botnet suspected

Krebs website withstands historically large DDoS attack; enormous botnet suspected

Cybersecurity blog site KrebsOnSecurity was barraged Tuesday evening by an extraordinary DDoS attack boasting a bandwidth between 620 and 665 Gbps - one of the largest such attacks in history.

Drupal patches two critical vulnerabilities

Drupal patches two critical vulnerabilities

The Drupal Security Team issued updates for a pair of critical flaws, one allowing remote code execution and another giving access to parts of the system without full administrative permissions.

Clapper: Russia has a long history of trying to interfere with elections

Clapper: Russia has a long history of trying to interfere with elections

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there have been previous instances of Russian attempts to influence U.S. elections going back to the 1960s.

iSpy keylogger can be leased for the low, low price of $25

iSpy keylogger can be leased for the low, low price of $25

A new commercial keylogger nicknamed iSpy that is capable of snatching every keystroke and fully examining the data on an infected computer has been spotted by Zscaler being sold on underground forums for as little as $25.

North Korea has only 28 registered domains, leak shows

North Korea has only 28 registered domains, leak shows

Security engineer Matt Bryant posted details of North Korea's registered domains after a misconfigured nameserver revealed details.

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