Researchers said bloatware punches a massive hole in most out-of-the-box PCs, thanks to flaw-ridden preinstalled software.
Hackers are selling roughly 427 million passwords belonging to users of MySpace along with information on 65 million Tumblr users.
Crooks breaking into enterprise networks are holding data they steal for ransom under the guise they are doing the company a favor exposing a flaw.
High-severity vulnerabilities were found in pre-installed software updaters present in consumer and business laptops from vendors such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.
As attackers have become better at evading traditional signatures and malware sandboxes, security teams are increasingly turning to behavior-based detection models to find the signs of an active cyber attack. This behavioral approach to finding threats comes with a lot of advantages.
Two Japanese men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing money from an ATM, with local media reporting they were part of a coordinated nationwide heist that netted millions of dollars earlier this month.
Former top social network MySpace was apparently hacked some time ago, with the data that was stolen at the time appearing online last week. News of the leaked MySpace account information comes just days after huge number of LinkedIn account details stolen back in 2012 appeared for sale.