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NHS services in England and Scotland hit by global cyber-attack | Society | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Computer security experts suggested that the crisis could reflect weaknesses in the NHS's cybersecurity. Ross Anderson, of Cambridge University, said the attack appeared to exploit a weakness in Microsoft's security that was fixed by a "critical" security patch earlier this year but which may not have been installed across NHS computers."
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Malware hits millions of Android phones - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Up to 10 million Android smartphones have been infected by malware that generates fake clicks for adverts, say security researchers. The security is also surreptitiously installing apps and spying on the browsing habits of victims. The malware is currently making about $300,000 (£232,000) a month for its creators, suggests research."
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Hundreds of US police forces have distributed malware as "Internet safety software" - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "But Computercop isn't security security -- quite the opposite; it's classic malware. The security, made in New York by a company that markets to law enforcement, is a badly designed keylogger that stores thingstyped into the keyboard -- potentially everything typed on the family PC -- passwords, sensitive communications, banking logins, and more, all stored on the hard drive, either in the clear, or with weak, easily broken encryption. And Computercop users are encouraged to configure the security to email dumps from the keylogger to their accounts (to spy on their children's activity), so that all those keystrokes are vulnerable to interception by anyone between your computer and your email server. "
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