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Synology Urges You To Be On Guard Against Ransomware

Ransomware is some of the nastiest pieces of software in existence and in theory, it could hit anyone. Some people naturally have a greater risk, through the kind of work and tasks they do with their systems.…

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Homeland Security & Trend Micro Recommend Uninstalling QuickTime Now

When it comes to software that you may not have heard of, or even used, recently QuickTime appears on my mind. A popular video software the system seems to have faded away, from both ours and…

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Get Your System Back From Petya Without Paying a Penny!

When it comes to security threats and risks, the community as a whole is at its best when it has a common goal. An example of this was two weeks ago when a new ransomware was…

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iOS Mobile Device Management Protocol Can be Abused to Load Malware

  Apple has worked hard to make it difficult to allow users to unwittingly install unauthorized and malicious apps onto their devices. Despite this, there is still one way in that attackers are still able to…

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Bitdefender Releases Free Tool to Fend Off Ransomware

Ransomware is a growing vector of attack in recent times and very few are truly safe from it and the potential loss of their personal data. Now antivirus firm Bitdefender have published a free tool that…

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Petya – The Ransomware That Deletes Your Master Boot Record

Ransomware is getting nastier and nastier. Initially just an attempt to turn malicious software (malware) into something that is financially rewarding, ransomware works by encrypting your files and asking that you pay them (normally in bitcoins)…

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Malware May be Using Real GPS Data to Scam Speeders

There is a new malware scam hitting computers in Pennsylvania posing as an email containing a speeding ticket and containing a link that loads malicious software onto the user’s computer. The emails claim to be from…

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USB Thief Infects ‘Air-gapped’ Computers And Leaves No Trace

Malware (short for malicious software) is a type of program that is intended to cause harm to a system, be it in the form of ransomware, like that which has hit several hospitals in the US,…

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Malware Could Be Using Legitimate Signature Certificates

When it comes to installing software on your computer, we often have to take it on faith that the software is safe to use. As an extra precaution, the latest step is to allow companies to…

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Stagefright Vulnerability Now a Serious Threat to Android Devices

  The Stagefright vulnerability in Android is nothing new, however for a long time it was (mostly) harmless due to difficulties in reliably using the flaw for malicious purposes Unfortunately for Google and Android users, researchers…

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Steam Stealer Malware Targets Thousands of Gamers Each Month

The security company Kaspersky released a new report that clearly shows just how much of a problem the Steam Stealer malware is. Not only does the malware infect thousands of people each month, it is also…

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KeRanger Mac Ransomware Flaw May Allow Recovery of Files

A few days ago, KeRanger, the first Mac ransomware found in the wild was discovered. Now, according to researchers from antivirus firm Bitdefender, KeRanger turned out to be based on a previous piece of ransomware known as…

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First Mac-Targetting Ransomware Appears in the Wild

Despite the rising amount of ransomware attacks recently, Apple’s Mac OSX has so far remained unaffected by it. Unfortunately, for Mac-users, security firm Palo Alto Networks announced on Sunday that it had discovered the world’s first ransomware…

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“Cyber Pathogen” Claims On Locked iPhone Made Up

The debate of privacy vs security is one that has lasted for hundreds of years, if not longer. With people claiming that while security is important, if that is compromised or done without checks, such as…

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Mozilla Bans Popular YouTube Unblocker Add-On

One of Firefox’s popular add-ons has been kicked from the repository after repeated bad behavior, and it is unlikely to come back. The YouTube add-on uses a list of proxy servers to circumvent geoblocking of YouTube videos,…

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Mac Malware Implies HackingTeam Has Returned

HackingTeam has been quiet recently, following the hack against them last July that revealed embarrassing amounts of their private data, emails, and code. Now researchers have discovered a piece of newly developed malware affecting the Mac…

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Linux Mint Site Hacked – Genuine ISO Replaced by Malware

The official website for Linux Mint has been hacked, and the ISO download of the operating system was replaced with a malicious version on Saturday (20th February), the head of the project has announced. The fraudulent…

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Hospital Pays Bitcoin Ransom to Fix Ransomware

Viruses and malware are issues for the best of us, from forgetting to scan your computer once to being baited in by that interesting link in an email, there are many ways for your system to…

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MazerBOT Targets Android Phones – Unless They’re In Russia

Malware, or malicious software, includes everything from your pop-up ads to opening doors for full-scale hacks to companies. Taking a trip the malware museum shows you how software like Dridex can not only threaten banking systems…

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Take a Trip to the Malware Museum

I’m sure many of you have been to a museum at one point or another but did you know there was also a museum for Malware? That’s right, there’s a huge online collection of things that want…

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White Hat Hacker Tweaks Dridex Malware to Distribute Antivirus Software

The Dridex banking malware has been a huge headache for a large part of the financial and technology industries, but it seems there’s a white knight out there looking to turn the tables on this pesky…

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VirusTotal – Anti-Virus For Your Firmware

Malware happens all too often, with it spreading like a wildfire around the world due to the connectivity offered by the internet, with banks and companies being offered money to install it. While not all malware is…

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Banking Malware ‘Dridex’ is Back!

We’ve all had that moment, those unwanted pop-ups and advertisements on your computer that make you suddenly realise “I’ve got a virus”. It’s one of the things we tend to think happens to others but it…

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Ransomware Just Got Worse By The Use of JavaScript

Ransomware is probably one of the peskiest and most annoying things that your computer can catch. Not only do you lose access to your files, you have to pay a criminal to release them again. Even…

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Raspberry Pi Foundation Asked to Install Malware

Earlier this week the Rpi foundation were approached by a lady called Linda. Linda asked the team if they would ever so kindly distribute an exe file alongside their Linux operating system, Raspian. The e-mail they…

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Hyatt Hotels Hit by Hacker

Today Hyatt Hotels issued a warning to their visitors in the wake of a cache of malware being discovered on their customer payment system being discovered. This isn’t the first hotel chain to suffer security issues…

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Global Bot Network ‘Dorkbot’ Busted and Taken Down

There are two well-known groups that both use the name Dorkbot, one being a great group of organizations that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad…