Posts under Security category

Zero-Day Security Flaw makes Windows PC vulnerable to Denial of Service Attacks

The CERT Team has revealed that an existing vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows Operating Systems including Windows 10 that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to gain access to the Windows system. They discovered a zero-day vulnerability in the Server Message […]

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Ransomware hijacks Hotel’s Smart Lock system & locks Guest’s rooms

Most of the houses and hotel room these days are equipped with electronic doors. These locks come with one or more means of entry, which include RFID, keypad, biometric (fingerprint), or Bluetooth. Until now, locks featuring biometric identification and RFID […]

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Ransomware lashes out in Washington DC, kills 70% of CCTV cameras

Another day, another Ransomware. Yes, Ransomware seems to have been the order of the world with new kind cropping out every now and then. While we usually see Ransomware hitting out on large organizations this time it was something pretty […]

Google will block .js (JavaScript) attachments in Gmail starting Feb 13

Lately, scammers and cybercriminals have renewed the use of email-based attacks and a part of this includes deploying the payload by integrating it as a Macro in a Word documents. This along with the Javascript that runs on infected clients […]

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Meet AI2 , Artificial intelligence based Security System that is 85% accurate

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the machine-learning startup PatternEx have demonstrated an artificial intelligence platform that predicts cyber-attacks with 85% accuracy. Named as AI2, this artificial intelligence platform is roughly three times better than present […]

Exploit Kit activity pose a major threat to outdated software worldwide

Analyzing the monthly encounters of Exploit Kit in 2016, Microsoft has said that they pose a major threat to the PCs running unpatched software. The past year saw attackers using exploit kits to inflict some of the most prominent threats […]

Microsoft highlights Best Practices to help Customers combat Cyber Threats

To mitigate Cyber threat problem, Microsoft has developed an automated platform, as part of Microsoft Azure, which provides a rapid response to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. In addition, it shares a Cyber Defense Operations Center Strategy Brief. […]

Ransomware hits Android Smart TV, mimics FBI & demands $500

Ransomware is getting too close to be cozy. Ransomware is plaguing the Internet and PC users and well there is nothing that can be done to stop except for the rudimentary safety measures for individuals and maybe advanced solutions for […]

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AV TEST puts 8 security suites and 7 tools on an endurance test

When using any Internet Security Suite or a popular antivirus software, it is important to know if it can protect your system from malware. A user cannot always test whether a particular antivirus tool or software is suitable as well […]

Rannoh Decryptor Tool

Researchers neutralize the latest CryptXXX v.3 Ransomware

What can be termed as a major relief for the victims and embarrassment for the attackers, Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have released an updated version of thier Rannoh Decryptor Tool for CryptXXX v.3 Ransomware.   Kaspersky Lab has already been successful […]

New Ticno Trojan installs unwanted software and unremovable ads

The number of malicious programs and malware is constantly on a rise. Furthermore, the apps that are designed to be installed with other programs have also been one of the most preferred ways for virus makers to deploy their payload. […]

Beware of Cyberg Ransomware triggered by fake Credit Card bills

We have been covering Ransomware on TheWindowsClub – the sole purpose of this being to warn Windows users to safeguard themselves from such attacks.With the onset of the holiday season, it is but obvious for us to frenzy shop without […]

Threat intelligence feeds are, at best, uneven in quality, says Microsoft

The latest information on global threat from malicious websites and shady IP addresses can, in fact, help a company detect threats and rapidly respond. The challenge is that threat intelligence feeds are, at best, uneven in quality. According to analysis by top […]

Locky Ransomware spreading via Facebook Messenger

In what is being seen as an imminent attack by Locky Ransomware, certain files on Facebook Messenger are being reported to have downloaded Nemucod Downloader on the victim’s computer and spreading Locky onto the machine. Bart Blaze, a renowned security […]

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Ask toolbar updater compromised to deliver malware

The Ask Toolbar is known for pushing 3rd-party offers and several users accidently install the bundled software along with the toolbar. It has now been found by Red Canary, that the Ask Toolbar Updater was compromised unknowingly to deliver certain […]

WinPlock

New WinPlock ransomware uses Fax messages to infect your PC

A new threat in the form of Fax messages can infect your PC with ransomware. This Ransomware is distributed via loads of spam emails usually carried out by attackers through intentional spamming campaigns. The subject of these emails is what […]

Tech support scammers are still exploiting a Chrome Browser bug

Tech support scamming has been on the rise recently but now it seems that the scammers are exploiting an unpatched two-year-old bug in Google Chrome browser to track the victims and then convince them that their PC is infected with […]

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MSRT will now detect and removes browser modifier malware – Soctuseer

MSRT November 201 update (Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool) now brings help for Soctuseer victims in this month’s release. MSRT now removes the annoying Soctuseer installations and reverses the system modifications with the help of new detections. Microsoft now adds […]

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Web of Trust (WOT) Add-on taken down by Chrome & Firefox

The Web Of Trust (WOT) add-on was removed silently by the popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox soon after it was reported on German media that the add-on ‘Web Of Trust’ collects and sells the browsing history of […]

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Microsoft gets hit by Windows hack from Russia

Microsoft, recently, made a statement that their Windows operating system was hit by a newly discovered flaw that had been responsible for cyber attacks in the past. The company claims these attacks come from the same group that was previously linked to […]

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Microsoft to overhaul Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update comes with a major update to Windows Defender.  Microsoft has announced that it would be developing a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) version for its security software – Windows Defender. Windows Defender to integrate other services Windows Defender might […]