Posts under Security category

China, US top the list of countries using IoT devices for DDoS attacks

IoT or Internet of Things is a relatively new concept and is currently catching up with consumers around the world. But with any kind of upcoming technology comes the risk of frequent malware attacks. In fact, 2015 was a record year […]

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Windows Safe Mode being exploited to escalate attacks

The latest Windows 10 operating system from Microsoft boasts of various security features to protect PCs from attacks. However, Security Researchers at CyberArk Labs have found a hole in the Windows Safe Mode that can be exploited by attackers to […]

Malware writer renames Ransomware after a security researcher

In an attempt to ruin the reputation of Fabian Wosar – the man who bears the reputation as a Ransomware decrypter, Apocalypse malware writers have renamed their ransomware after this Emsisoft security researcher as Fabiansomware. Malware writer renames its Ransomware […]

PokemonGo Ransomware creates a Hidden unexpected user

Ransomware is currently being perceived as one of the worst threat on the Internet and as we pointed out umpteen number of times no one is completely safe from the Ransomware. Pokemon Go has been one of the most popular games […]

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Sophos detected Windows process as malware; now patched

The Sophos endpoint verification surprised its user a couple of days ago when it started false alarming users about a malware. The program identified a legit Windows process Winlogon.exe file as malware Troj/FarFli-CT. This issue cropped up on Sophos Console, Sophos […]

Fantom Ransomware

Beware! Fantom Ransomware disguises itself as a Windows Update

There is a new Ransomware for you to deal with and it requires more attention than before. The new threat, known by the name of “Fantom Ransomware” disguises itself as a legitimate Microsoft Windows Update to trick users click malicious […]

Windows Trojan that fakes Chrome browser neutralized

Dr. Web, an IT security solution vendors have discovered a new Trojan  virus meant for Windows system called Trojan.Mutabaha.1, this Trojan is aimed at misleading the users by installing fake Chrome browsers and also poses ability to replace advertisements on […]

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Kaspersky NoRansom page lists Ransomware Decryption Tools

Ransomware remains as one of the most brutal infection among the malware family that locks your computer or encrypts your files. What more, once infected you cannot get your data back unless you pay a ransom. Even if you decide […]

Firefox hardens protection against MIME confusion attacks

Mozilla Firebox browser seems to have developed a tough stance against the MIME Confusion attacks and as a result, has greatly improvised its MIME sniffing ways. Usually, the web browser detects the format of the file without referring to the […]

Cerber Ransomware Decrypter

Check Point releases Cerber Ransomware Decrypter Tool

If your files are locked by Cerber Ransomware, you have a solution to unlock them without paying any ransom. Researchers from Check Point have released Cerber Ransomware Decrypter tool that decrypts files encrypted by the ransomware. Cerber ransomware is a […]

nEnhancer Chrome extension reportedly indulging in malicious behavior

nEnhancer Chrome extension is indulging in malicious behavior, says a report. A network and security consultant recently reported that the extension is indulged in malicious behavior. As per the report, the extension works as a fraud affiliate, hijacks the users […]

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Microsoft Secure Boot key leaks online, opens firmware to attackers

Security researchers, MY123 and Slipstream, have revealed a major security lapse by Microsoft. The two found that Microsoft accidently leaked keys that allow users to unlock any devices which are protected by Secure Boot. Secure Boot which was added as […]

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Google investigates Pay-Per-Install and Unwanted software installs

In collaboration with New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, Google investigated the perils of Pay-Per-Installs leading to unwanted software installation. Coming out with a report after a year of study on unwanted software distribution, Google found that the Pay-Per-Install […]

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Embarrassing Glassdoor goof exposed over half a million user email IDs

Glassdoor, a company that’s best known for offering a platform where both current and ex-employees get a chance to review their respective organizations anonymously and disclose salaries as well as interview details, recently goofed up its users’ privacy pretty badly. According […]

Chimera ransomware

Competitor leaks keys to Chimera ransomware

When businesses compete with each other, consumers benefit. Similarly, when hackers compete, it is the victims who benefit and same is the case with Chimera Ransomware whose keys were leaked by competition. The developer of the Petya and Mischa ransomware […]

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NoMoreRansom.org launched to help Ransomware victims

A new web portal NoMoreRansom.org will now help you removing the ransomware without paying off your hard earned money to the attackers. EUROPOL, Kaspersky, Intel, Netherland Police have come together to form a No More Ransom initiative. NoMoreRansom.org will help […]

Tor Project writes about their plans to protect Internet of Things

Knowing how rapidly the Internet of Things is finding space in human life and revolutionizing it, it could be the next best target for the hackers too. With devices starting from baby cams to home security systems, toasters, thermostats, smart […]

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FBI offers advice on how to stay safe from Ransomware

In a recent Law Enforcement Bulletin, the FBI has published a detailed write-up on ransomware. The bulletin includes how to recognize the ransomware, its threats and how to stay safe from ransomware. This proffer is useful not only to the […]

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CryptXXX ransomware providing keys free! Or is it a bug?

What might sound as unbelievable to most, CryptXXX ransomware is distributing decryption keys for free, without taking any money from the victims. In case you were one of the victims foxed by CryptXXX ransomware and have your data locked, you […]

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Indian ISP sniffing and censoring CloudFlare’s traffic

A recent report is making rounds of the internet because of its headline itself. According to the report, a popular Indian ISP (Internet Service Provider), Airtel is sniffing and intercepting all unencrypted traffic going upstream from CloudFlare’s India data centers. […]

Satana Ransomware encrypts User Files and replaces MBR

Satana is the latest ransomware threat for Windows PC users. It is actually a Ransomware which encrypts your files as well as the MBR (Master Boot Record) leaving your Windows device unable to load. Satana brings a boot locker along […]

Incidence of Cyber Crime surpasses Physical Crime in the UK

Cyber-crime is the biggest recorded offense in the UK lately. A new Cyber Crime Assessment 2016 report released by NCA (National Crime Agency) confirms that cybercrime now outpaces any other kind of crimes in the United Kingdom. The most commonly recorded […]