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  1. 25,000 co-opted Linux servers spread spam, drop malware and steal credentials
    A new report details how 25,000 servers were compromised. The attacks would have failed if more than single-factor login (username/password) had been required.
  2. User education drops down ASD strategies to prevent security intrusions
    An increase in intrusions using techniques that an educated user would not detect has led Australia's signals intelligence unit to place user education as the 28th most effective strategy for mitigating a cyber-intrusion.
  3. How mid-to-large companies can optimize security budgets
    These tips will help medium-to-large businesses learn to make the most of their IT security budgets.
  4. SMB penny stretching 101: Making the most of your security budget
    SMBs can learn how to deal with limited IT security budgets and scarce resources by prioritizing security controls and needs.
  5. Droidpak: A sneak attack on Android devices via PC malware
    New Android banking malware leverages vulnerable PCs to install itself on Android mobile devices. Learn how to foil this latest exploit.
  6. Malicious intent can turn Chrome speech recognition into spying device
    A speech recognition expert contends malicious players can turn Google's Chrome web browser into a remote listening device.
  7. Researchers describe tool that manipulates RAM, misleads cybercrime investigators
    At Shmoocon 2014, Jacob Williams and Alissa Torres described a concept tool that would allow cybercriminals to cover their tracks by altering the contents of a computer's memory.
  8. Internet of Things botnet may include TVs and a fridge
    Security firm Proofpoint believes they've detected a spam-sending botnet that includes internet-connected televisions and a refrigerator.
  9. Fake security messages more believable than real warnings research shows
    Cambridge University researchers reveal why people believe malicious, fake security messages and ignore real warnings.
  10. Target data breach exposes serious threat of POS malware and botnets
    In the wake of Target's massive data breach, Michael Kassner explores the rise of POS malware and botnets.