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Annabelle is a dud Ransomware

In the past couple of years, we have seen a range of Ransomware making rounds on the internet. Strangely enough, this also included a Ransomware that faked encrypting files and pulled a bluff. While the intent of most ransomware is […]

uTorrent bug allows attackers to control your computer remotely

uTorrent is arguably the most popular BitTorrent client. The app allows users to connect to a peer-to-peer network and download/share files. In a recent turn of events, it is discovered that two versions of uTorrent are found susceptible to attacks. […]

Artificial intelligence

How Windows Defender’s Artificial Intelligence stopped the malware outbreak

Ever imagined that a new malware attack stopped in its tracks by Artificial Intelligence? This possibility is brought to life by Microsoft with its antivirus, Windows Defender. According to a blog on Microsoft Secure, Windows Defender AV’s layered machine learning […]

Security

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 get Windows Defender ATP support

Microsoft has been striving hard to make the Windows 10 as safe and secure as possible. With the cyberthreats looming large it only makes sense for Microsoft to take the initiative and help people stay safe and secure. Windows Defender […]

Smominru Monero Mining botnet

Monero Mining Botnet stealing Millions in Global Fraud

With the current fluctuations in the Cryptocurrency markets you would be forgiven for thinking that all of the currencies are on a downward spiral, but there are a few that are bucking the trend. Bitcoin rivals such as Monero and […]

Google moves VirusTotal to a new company named Chronicle

Alphabet, the parent company of internet search giant Google has taken the decision to move its company VirusTotal to become part of new venture Chronicle. The new company is set to focus on cybersecurity and it has moved VirusTotal to […]

Browser Login Managers are being exploited by Cyber Criminals

Internet users have been exposed to vulnerabilities in browser login managers for over 11 years. It has allowed your saved login data to be extracted by unscrupulous people, to be used for whatever they wish. It follows other revelations in […]

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Opera 50 comes with Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining feature

Opera 50 will come with a useful Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining feature named NoCoin. The feature, as the name suggests prevents Cryptojacking. While the latest build Opera 50 comes with some other good features like extended VR360 support for Chromecast and Oculus […]

NVIDIA

NVIDIA to end support for 32-bit operating system drivers

NVIDIA has announced that it will soon end support for 32 bit operating systems. The company said that after the release of the Version 390 of its graphics card driver, it will no longer release drivers for 32-bit operating systems […]

Windows Hello spoofed by a paper printout

Facial Recognition technology is gaining a lot of traction lately. It all begun with Microsoft introducing the Windows Hello followed by the recent debut of Face ID by Apple on the iPhone X. The first time I used a facial […]

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HP loses Consumer Confidence after Keylogger discovered on HP Laptops

Tech firm HP is embroiled in a fiasco after over 400 models of the company’s laptops were discovered to contain keylogger software. This latest problem has come shortly after it was discovered that the company had secretly installed spyware on […]

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 […]

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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’ […]

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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. […]

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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 […]