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Behind the threat: FBI Internet server shutdown

On Monday, the FBI turned off servers that had allowed thousands of computers infected with the DNSChanger virus to continue using the Internet.

Tags: technology , DNS Changer , FBI , cybersecurity , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 07/09/2012, 03:48pm EDT

Cutoff by computer virus averted

The Wall Street Journal reported the largest Internet service providers took steps Sunday to make sure infected machines could stay online.

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Monday - 07/09/2012, 08:01am EDT

NSA, CIA helped Israel develop flame computer virus

The National Security Agency and the CIA helped Israel develop the "flame" computer virus.

Tags: CIA , NSA , Flame , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 08:36am EDT

Mack attack retreats, but new threats emerge

The Flashback Trojan that infected more than 600,000 Apple computers at its height has been largely contained, according to a new report in TechNews World. But cybersecurity experts warned that new variants still pose a threat.

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Monday - 04/16/2012, 08:43pm EDT

Computer Virus

They are back online now, but it was a tough week for the U.S. Marshals Service. A good old fashioned computer virus infected the agencies' PCs. That forced officials to disconnect them from the Internet for a few days while the tech staff performed a clean out and upgrade. Turns out that for the Marshals, only 140 machines were affected. But the incident reinforced the basic cyber security advice: Keep your anti-virus software updated. I'm Tom Temin.

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Friday - 05/29/2009, 12:09pm EDT

Stuxnet Decoded: The real story of the smartest malware ever

Rodney Joffe, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Neustar, is one of the most knowledgeable people about the structure of Stuxnet. He joins host Tom Temin for this week's Federal Security Spotlight.
October 21, 2010

Tags: Stuxnet , malware , Rodney Joffe , Neustar , Tom Temin , Federal Security Spotlight , technology

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 05:56pm EDT
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Zeus botnet activity rebounds

Activity by the notorious password-stealing Zeus botnet is already on the rebound, Krebs on Security reports.

Tags: Zeus botnet , Cybersecurity Update , technology , password , Dorobek Insider , Krebs on Security

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 03:46pm EDT

Building secure systems out of insecure parts

Host Tom Temin discusses new, innovative ideas for dealing with computer viruses. His guest this week - Jeannette Wing, the chair of the Computer Science department at Carnegie Melon University and former employee at the National Science Foundation.
October 14, 2010

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , patches , Jeannette Wing , Carnegie Mellon University , NSF , Federal Security Spotlight , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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Cyber-jihad group linked to 'here you have' worm

SCMagazineUS.com reports that the malware author who uses the handle "iraq_resistance" is believed to be part of the cyber-jihad organization "Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad."

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , here you have worm , Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 05:12pm EDT