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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#818 This sneaky botnet shows why you shouldn't use the same password for everything
While automated attacks by a networked army of computers aren't a new problem, the methods that botnets are using are getting more complex.

They're also increasing in number with the latest cybercrime report from ThreatMetrix suggesting that the number of attacks between January and March this year is up by over a third, compared with just the previous quarter. The report states that 311 million bot attacks were detected and stopped by its technology in the opening three months of 2016.

Botnet attacks used to just be large volume distributed denial of service (DDoS) or spam attacks, designed to overwhelm servers to the point of collapse or act as a distraction in order to allow cybercriminals to hack into the targeted system without being detected.

Now however, the cybersecurity researchers say that botnets are being used in a new way - to test stolen login details in a way which allows them to evade detection by security systems.
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#818 This sneaky botnet shows why you shouldn't use the same password for everything
#817 SWIFT network doubles down on security
#816 Google plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps by year-end
#815 Persistent EITest malware campaign jumps from Angler to Neutrino
#814 Two exploit kits spreading attacks for recent Flash Player zero day
#813 Windows 10 problem? Now everyone can gripe to Microsoft via Feedback Hub
#812 Crooks used SQL injections to hack Drupal sites and install fake ransomware
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