Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#505 CloudFlare: 94 percent of the Tor traffic we see is “per se malicious”
In a company blog post entitled "The Trouble with Tor," CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince says that 94 percent of the requests the company sees coming across the Tor network are "per se malicious." He explains:

"That doesn’t mean they are visiting controversial content, but instead that they are automated requests designed to harm our customers. A large percentage of the comment spam, vulnerability scanning, ad click fraud, content scraping, and login scanning comes via the Tor network. To give you some sense, based on data from Project Honey Pot, 18% of global email spam, or approximately 6.5 trillion unwanted messages per year, begin with an automated bot harvesting email addresses via the Tor network."
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#514 Apple releases iOS 9.3.1 with fix for unresponsive links
#513 Patch out for 'ridiculous' Trend Micro command execution vulnerability
#512 Cybercriminals are overcoming barriers to cooperate on making malware more dangerous
#511 Most prevalent Android ransomware in the west arrives in Japan
#510 Cyber criminals 'hacked law firms'
#509 Weakness in iOS enterprise hooks could let bad apps sneak in
#508 UK cops tell suspect to hand over crypto keys in US hacking case
#507 Meet Remaiten – a Linux bot on steroids targeting routers and potentially other IoT devices
#506 Root servers were not targets of 2015 DDoS attack
#505 CloudFlare: 94 percent of the Tor traffic we see is “per se malicious”
#504 Microsoft extends its Windows Hello login security features to apps and the web
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