Category Archives: Security

Investor Bulletin: Retirement Investing Through 403(b) and 457(b) Plans

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to provide investors with educational information about the basics of retirement investing through 403(b) and 457(b) plans. Continue reading






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Investor Bulletin: Stop, Stop-Limit, and Trailing Stop Orders

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about the difference between using “stop,” “stop limit” and “trailing stop” orders to buy and sell stocks.






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Investor Bulletin: Understanding Order Types

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about the different types of orders they can use to buy and sell stocks through a brokerage firm.






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CopyCat Malware Infected 14M Android Devices, Rooted 8M, in 2016

Over the course of two months last year the Copycat malware infected 14 million Android devices and rooted more than half of them, roughly eight million devices.






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Svpeng Behind a Spike in Mobile Ransomware

Mobile ransomware attacks spike in the first quarter of 2017, growing three and a half times compared to the previous year.






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Threatpost News Wrap, June 23, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab’s latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.






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Google Removes Two Ztorg Trojans from Play Marketplace

Google removed two apps, Magic Browser, and Noise Detector, that were vehicles for the Ztorg Trojan, Kaspersky Lab said.






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Mexican Journalists, Lawyers Focus of Government Spyware

Dozens of Mexican journalists, lawyers, and even a child, were hit with Pegasus, commercially-produced spyware, as part of a campaign believed to be carried out by the nation’s government.






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Abuse of Apple Search Ads Feature Leading to Fraud

Apple has removed one of its top 10 grossing productivity apps after an independent developer’s story about fraudsters’ abuse of the App Store’s Search Ads functionality went viral.






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Google Removes Rooting Trojan Dvmap From Play Store

Google removed a rooting an Android Trojan called Dvmap from Google Play that injects malicious code into an infected device’s system library.






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