5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Nov. 30

Today marks the unofficial start to the online holiday shopping season - Cyber Monday - which also signals the unofficial kickoff of holiday attacks waged by cybercriminals. Be wary.

Speaking of the holidays, a new point-of-sale malware, nicknamed ModPOS, is here just in time to affect busy retailers.

Vulnerabilities in the products shipped by a popular computer maker could result in malware infections and snooping.

This long read investigates swatting, a vicious cybercrime in which pranksters spoof calls to police and pretend a violent situation is occurring at an unsuspecting victim's home.

A shortage of security skills is prompting the need for ethical hackers. And more are desired.

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