Posts under Security category

Anti-Virus Quarantine

AVGater exploit can abuse the Anti-Virus Quarantine to infect your system

You trust your antivirus software to protect your PC from malicious attacks but what if the Anti-Virus Quarantine feature is itself compromised. A recent finding shows that malware quarantine feature of several antivirus products was abused by local attackers to […]

Security

Microsoft partners with Bitdefender, Lookout, Ziften to extend Windows Defender ATP

Enhancing its partnership furthermore with Bitdefender and other leading security companies like Lookout, and Ziften, Microsoft is planning to create an ecosystem for Windows Defender ATP capable of detecting threats across different platforms (Mac, Linux, Android, etc). The new capability […]

Bad Rabbit ransomware

Bad Rabbit Ransomware starts hitting corporate networks

If you were lucky to escape ransomware infection from WannaCry or Petya this year, there is one more threat to deal now. In the last couple of days or so, a new ransomware has emerged called by the name “Bad […]

Device Health

Windows Analytics Device Health is now available

Device Health, the latest addition to the Windows Analytics, is now available. This new service that helps PC fleets reduce downtime and run efficiently was earlier released by Microsoft (in July 2017) for public preview. Now, at the onset of […]

Adobe Systems

A newly discovered Adobe Flash vulnerability leaves many PC users scared

A new finding made by Kaspersky Lab’s advanced exploit prevention systems reveal hackers are using a new security vulnerability in the Adobe Flash Player plugin to plant malicious programmers and files on your personal computer. Adobe Flash vulnerability can plant […]

krack wifi flaw

WiFi security flaw called KRACK puts all devices at risk

A major flaw named KRACK has exposed weaknesses in WiFi networks around the world. The attacks have been successful against all devices but notably against Android devices. The flaw affects the WPA2 protocol itself and is not specific to any […]

Ransomware

North Korea spread WannaCry ransomware, says Microsoft President

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the threat and risks of cyber attacks loom large, especially the ones targeted against civilians. WannaCry Ransomware attack that hit many nations this year attack is a case in point. It infected […]

Cyber Ark Labs Report

Microsoft refuses to acknowledge Illusion Gap technique as a security flaw

If a report from Cyber Ark Labs is to be believed, a vulnerability in Windows could allow a malicious file to pass through Windows Defender. The anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows can be tricked by a technique, dubbed ‘Illusion Gap’ […]

ccleaner compromised

Compromised CCleaner version was used to distribute Malware

A CCleaner version that was available for download during the period 15th August and 12th September was compromised and hacked to distribute the Floxif malware. According to Piriform, its developers, the affected versions were CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191. […]

security

These D-Link router vulnerabilities will never be patched

Security vulnerabilities never end. They just change the form in which they manifest. This theory holds true for users running D-Link DIR-850L AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud router. According to the security researcher Pierre Kim, the product features over ten […]

Bashware

Windows 10 Linux subsystem can be compromised by Bashware

A report from Check Point Security Research suggests that Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a newly introduced feature in Windows 10 ( a hybrid concept which allows a combination of Linux and Windows systems to run at the same time) could […]

Your Windows Has Been Banned

Your Windows Has Been Banned malware makes a comeback

The “Your Windows Has Been Banned” malware has made a comeback, albeit, this time asking victims to pay US$50 in Bitcoin in order to unlock their Windows operating systems. This is the 2nd coming of this malware after it was […]

Ransomware attacks reach new levels of sophistication

Ransomware silently renders your files/folders inaccessible by encrypting them. Repeated incidents of this kind have brought cyber security to the forefront of mainstream conversations as the impact of it is felt around the world by organizations and individuals alike. The […]

powerpoint malware

Just opening a PowerPoint Slide Show could infect your PC with malware

Instances of the use of malware-laced PowerPoint files that infect your PCs with malware are well known but the recent ongoing spam campaign highlights a worrying trend. A simple PowerPoint trick makes it possible to drop malware without even requiring […]

Antivirus tool

Windows adapting AV ecosystem to better protect Windows 10 users

Last month, Microsoft had announced that they are partnering with AV vendors to adapt the AV ecosystem that will provide better protection to the Windows 10 users. Now, Microsoft has evolved the Windows approach to AV after considering partner feedback. […]

TrendMicro releases Machine-Learning Toolkit to scan websites

TrendMicro releases Machine-Learning Toolkit to scan websites

The sole activity undertaken by data researchers, reverse engineers, and security professionals to provide the first line of defense against any security threats is data collection. It helps in manual data analysis through multiple repetitive operations which help in developing […]

Chrome

Particle Chrome Extension changes face; Turns into an Adware

Browser Extensions are small programs that add new features to your browser and help personalize your browsing experience. Most popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. support these extensions. Although beneficial, these extensions can be used for baleful purposes […]

NotPetya is not a Ransomware; its a Wiper, say security researchers now!

Petya…NotPetya… now Not a Ransomware! Reports from leading security researchers suggest NotPetya, an infection that invaded computers worldwide is a Wiper (since it overwrites parts that a disk needs to run) and not a Ransomware. An analysis of the encryption […]

Email Provider shuts down the Inbox of NotPetya Ransomware developers

Yesterday a major NotPetya ransomware attack caused panic across the globe. The attackers asked for a ransom from their victims in the form of Bitcoins. While it isn’t as easy to track the cyber-criminals in person, the email ID associated […]

Biggest Ransomware attack causes Global Turmoil

Not long after the horror of the Wannacrypt ransomware episode, another similar attack has caused panic throughout the globe. Major companies and government organizations have reported being affected by a new Wannacrypt ransomware episode, another similar attack has caused panic […]

Scam

Microsoft reveals how it employs AI to track down Tech Support Scams

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has many applications. It is poised to make our life simple and secure. Companies like Microsoft are trying to adapt to this modern technology as quickly as possible to use it to their advantage. For instance, AI techniques […]

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 […]