DECEMBER 27, 2013
Your regular source of security updates from TrendLabsSM
In This Issue

Security Spotlight
The Buzz About Bitcoin

Security for Home Users
Ahead of the Game

Security for Business
New Attack Tactics for the New Year

Security Spotlight

The Buzz About Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been in the news again. With prices peaking at US$1,200 per Bitcoin, news agencies are keeping a close watch over any development. What makes Bitcoins interesting is that nearly anyone can make them—with the right equipment, of course. But all this generated interest has a downside—more Bitcoin-related threats.


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Security for Home Users

Ahead of the Game

Gaming consoles have become a big deal for both die-hard and casual gamers. The demand is staggering—PlayStation® 4 and Xbox® One have each sold over 1 million units within 24 hours of their official release. The number of online console gamers is also expected to reach 165 million by 2017. But getting a console isn’t just all fun and games, you also need to secure it from threats.


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Security for Business

New Attack Tactics for the New Year

Trend Micro researchers believe cybercriminals are likely to use techniques commonly seen in targeted attacks. Posts found in underground forums show huge interest in crafting PDF exploits for use in targeted and cyber attacks. A lot of cybercriminals are also becoming more interested in exploits for software like Microsoft™ Office® and Adobe® Acrobat® and/or Reader®.

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