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Internet Of Things

Kaspersky creates IoT Honeytraps to study the activities of IoT botnets

Kaspersky recently conducted an experiment where it highlighted inherent risks associated with the large-scale integration of digital devices with our physical world. it suggested that integrating more and more devices with the Internet makes the susceptible to trojans and malware […]

SOREBRECT

Fileless, Code-injecting Ransomware starts making the rounds

As if WannaCrypt was not bad enough! We now have another Ransomware threat to deal with in the form of SOREBRECT. Security software company, Trend Micro, discovered SOREBRECT couple of months ago where it was found to have infected systems […]

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Chrome browser might be secretly recording you

It isn’t a secret anymore that browsers (or any application for that matter) record users’ information and even use it. Unfortunately, it seems Chrome browser too has joined this ‘league’. The latest privacy issues found in HTML 5 video and […]

Banking Trojan

Now simply hovering over the link will install this Banking Trojan

Malware embedded within malicious links are very common. In such malware, the user is prompted to click the link for the malware to do its job. But, researchers at Trend Micro have recently exposed a malware which only needs you […]

malware

Zusy PowerPoint Malware does not need Macros to spread

Malware often comes in a package that looks harmless. As soon as the victim clicks on it, malware starts spreading like an open can of worms and takes control of the victim’s PC. Typically, in such attacks, when the user […]

Fireball

Fireball malware infects 250 million computers worldwide

A high volume Chinese threat operation was recently discovered by Check Point Threat Intelligence and research teams that have infected more than 250 million computers worldwide. It is said that this newly installed Chinese malware Fireball takes over the target […]

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Crysis Ransomware Decryption keys have been released

Decryption keys for the Crysis Ransomware have been released to the public by the malware developers. The keys will help affected users decrypt Wallet ransomware encrypted files, which is a part of the Crysis family of ransomware. Crysis Ransomware Decryption […]

Wannacry

98% victims of WannaCry victims were Windows 7 users

WannaCrypt has been in the news in the last week. The Ransomware has been one of the biggest in scale and has affected countries including India. Researchers were quick to point out that WannaCrypt Ransomware may have affected a large […]

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Impact of WannaCry ransomware in India

Ransomware attacks have become a growing concern for security researchers. In emerging economies like India where the government is running digital programs as flagship schemes to digitally empower society and knowledge economy, Ransomware attacks have become a grave threat. It […]

Email Blocked

Outlook Office 365 being blocked by Malwarebytes

Anyone who has the premium version of Malwarebytes installed on their PC and self-protection module enabled might be running into the problem! For no apparent reason, whenever a user tried to access his outlook.office365.com account, Malwarebytes displayed an error message […]

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11 year old Indian-origin boy hacks Bluetooth devices using Raspberry Pi

Internet of Things (IoT) aims at integrating digital devices more with the physical world for the betterment of humans. However, as the technology gets increasingly pervasive, we should bear in mind few concerns. For instance, is the technology failsafe for […]

Virus

UIWIX Ransomware too exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities in Computer Systems

Barely, has the fear about WannaCrypt Ransomware subsided, comes the news that even before WannaCrypt, there was this UIWIX Ransomware that was also exploiting SMB Vulnerabilities.  The newly discovered malware assigns a unique machine ID to each infected computer by […]

India’s CERT-In to hold Webcast on WannaCry ransomware

Now when the ransomware WannaCry is all over the social media and news highlights worldwide, it is creating a havoc among the public. Seeing the potential threat and the chaos among users, the Computer Emergency Response Team India CERT-IN has […]

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Security researcher accidentally stops WannaCry Ransomware outbreak

Something very interesting appears to have happened accidentally! A security researcher seems to have temporarily at least stopped one variant of the WannaCry ransomware in its tracks. WannaCrypt also termed as WannaCry and Wcry or Wcrypt, has already caused massive damage […]

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NSA Tool used to spread WannaCry Ransomware; 75K infections in 99 countries!

The last several hours have been the dark hours for various organizations worldwide. A massive Ransomware attack has hit tens of thousands of computer systems in various companies and organizations across several countries including the UK, China, US, Russia, Italy, […]

Conexant HD Audio Driver in HP laptops contains a Keylogger; Fix available

Some HP laptops are reportedly monitoring and logging all your keystrokes, warns security searchers. The report states that an audio driver installed in the HP laptops comes with a ‘built-in keylogger’ which records all your keystrokes and stores it in […]

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WordPress starts adding noopener noreferrer tags automatically

Did you notice that noopener noreferrer tags are being added to both external AND internal links that are set to open in a new tab (target_blank) in your WordPress blog? I noticed this happening on my blog last night. I […]

Microsoft says that Windows users are safe from NSA leaked hacks

Shadow Brokers a hacking group recently leaked a set of hacking tools that apparently had some link with the NSA, and Windows was one of the platforms that were listed vulnerable. However, Microsoft assured that all the exploits have already […]

Kaspersky

Kaspersky will work with feature limitations on Windows 10 v1703

It looks like Kaspersky users who upgraded to Windows 10 v1703 may face some feature limitations in their security product. Users of Kaspersky Internet Security, Kaspersky Antivirus, and Kaspersky Endpoint Security may have seen this message after upgrading their computers […]

Malwarebytes impacting Windows 10 Creators Update

Malwarebytes disabling Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

A user of Malwarebytes has posted on its forums that the program has some major issue with the Windows 10 Creators Update. The user said that Malwarebytes is disabling Windows Defender program in Windows 10 Creators Update. Malwarebytes deactivating Windows […]

Windows Defender

Windows Defender tops AV-Test zero-day malware charts for the 3rd straight month

The recent test reports of Security firm AV-Test reveal that Microsoft’s Windows Defender has scored 100% for the 3rd consecutive month when tested for the zero-day malware protection. AV-test tested Windows Defender against current online threats, which involved accessing known […]

Zero-Day in Microsoft IIS 6.0 Web Server temporarily patched

Attackers have been using a Zero day exploit in IIS 6.0 in order to take control of Windows servers. The worst part is that the IIS 6.0 was originally released in 2010 and was shipped along with Windows Server 2003 […]

Windows Vista support

Microsoft to end Windows Vista support this month

Microsoft Windows Vista was one of the most talked about operating systems of its time. In fact, Windows Vista was a huge change from other Windows OS of that era. Hence, it was loved and hated by many. However, it’s […]

Microsoft to strengthen the Edge Sandbox in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge will now be more secure and safe, says Microsoft. Seeing the increasing hack reports of Microsoft Edge web browser, the Company has decided to improve the security of its Sandbox thereby controlling the Remote Code Execution attacks. As […]

Ransomware attackers use Installer Packages to hide malware deeper

Ransomware is slowly gaining traction with antivirus manufacturers. The antivirus is trained especially to find strains of ransomware coming from unknown sources. But ransomware operators are trying to stay a step ahead by disguising the malware as installer packages used […]