• Detection vs. prevention: Ponemon report points to controversial trend

    A Ponemon Institute report highlights the biggest risks to endpoint security, and what IT professionals plan to do to fight back, including one controversial tactic in malware protection.

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  • software attack surface

    The software attack surface is the complete profile of all functions in any code running in a given system that are available to an unauthenticated user. The more surface there is, the better the chance an attacker or a piece of malware can use various exploits to gain access and run code on the...

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  • Point-of-sale security: Targeted malware, Windows XP cause problems

    Video: Sophos' Chester Wisniewski explains why targeted malware and the presence of Windows XP are the biggest threats to point-of-sale security.

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  • Regin malware: Why did it take so long to uncover?

    Industry observers say the unveiling of the Regin malware, which came after more than half a decade in the wild, highlights the need for better detection methods.

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  • Kaptoxa

    Kaptoxa (pronounced kar-toe-sha) is a type of point-of-sale (POS) malware designed to compromise payment information systems.

    Margaret Rouse3,705 pointsBadges:
  • Expert: Mobile malware risk rising, but still largely Android malware

    Video: Mobile malware expert Chester Wisniewski of Sophos says most enterprises need not fear mobile malware today, but Android malware is a growing threat.

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  • FBI warns of memory-scraping malware in wake of Target breach

    According to Reuters, the FBI has warned retailers that it's found about 20 other Target-like attacks involving memory-parsing point-of-sale malware.

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  • Backoff

    Backoff is point-of-sale malware that uses memory scraping  to steal credit card data from Windows-based retail machines on which it is installed. Backoff is used by criminals to gather valuable track2 data from credit cards.

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  • POS malware (point-of-sale malware)

    Point-of-sale malware (POS malware) is malicious software expressly written to steal customer payment data -- especially credit card data -- from retail checkout systems. Criminals often purchase POS malware to steal customer data from a retail organization with the intention of selling the data...

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  • FBI warning links wiper malware to Sony Pictures hack

    A confidential FBI warning circulated to U.S. businesses warns of attacks that may utilize wiper malware like that used in the Sony Pictures cyberattack.

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