Posts under Security category

Driver vulnerability puts millions of Windows users at risk

Drivers in Windows make sure that the device can talk to the Windows OS. The exchange of information goes as deep at the Kernel level. Any vulnerability in the drivers can impact a majority of devices and can let access […]

MetaDefender ICAP with Windows Defender

MetaDefender and Windows Defender partner for Hybrid Platforms

MetaDefender is an Advanced Threat Prevention Platform for preventing and detecting cybersecurity threats on multiple data channels. Microsoft has partnered with  OPSWAT’s MetaDefender and made it available for on-premises and hybrid cloud Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP) scanning. While there is […]

Windows Defender Application Control offers new capabilities

Windows Defender Application Control offers new capabilities

Windows Defender Application Control from Microsoft offers a new life of defense for Enterprise. It not only provides the inherent advantage over traditional antivirus solutions but when used offers a trust model where applications must earn trust to run. It […]

Malvertising attack on Microsoft Games

Fake virus warning ads plague users of Windows 10 Store apps

Windows Defender SmartScreen protects Windows users when trying to visit sites reported as phishing or malware websites. The security tool it seems fails to recognize a new menace that has troubling users of some UWP apps. Ads that have been […]

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Webpage to highlight Microsoft Defender ATP Performance scores launched

If you are a Microsoft’s homegrown security tool Microsoft Defender user, then you can now easily get reports about the performance of this tool. Microsoft has come up with a dedicated page that talks about Microsoft Defender’s performance among various […]

Task Scheduler Vulnerability in Windows

Windows Task Scheduler Privilege Escalation Vulnerability discovered

Carnegie Mellon University which operates the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for the U.S. Department of Defense has published an article about a vulnerability in the Windows Task Scheduler. The Task Scheduler uses a function SetJobFileSecurityByName. According to the original finder, […]

A computer Laptop with six deadly Malware is up for auction

A computer Laptop with six deadly Malware is up for auction

Tech can be weird, and this news is not just unique, but it will raise a lot of eyebrows. Performance artist Guo O Dong and cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct have put up a Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch Blue Netbook which has […]

Remote Desktop Services

Microsoft asks users to update Remote Desktop Services to prevent worm infections

Microsoft has released a fix for critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability titled CVE-2019-0708. The vulnerability is pre-authenticated and requires zero human interaction. That being said the vulnerability can be exploited by a worm and any malware infected system can transfer […]

Fxmsp group allegedly hacked antivirus vendors

Last week a report that spoke about Fxmsp hacker group claiming access to the source code of three anti-virus companies surfaced – TrendMicro, Symantec, and McAfee. The authorities had kept the victim’s names under wraps due to the sensitive nature […]

Git repositories wiped out & ransomed

Git repositories wiped out & ransomed

Git is a distributed version control system that allows developers to track changes in source code during software development. Many services host Git for developers like GitHub, GitLab and so on. The news is that in a coordinated attack to these […]

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Dell SupportAssist Tool leaves PCs vulnerable

If you are using the latest Dell laptops or the PCs, just be careful of using the Dell SupportAssist Utility. This pre-installed utility reportedly exposes your machines to a remote attack wherein the hackers can execute remote code in the […]

Report says Microsoft Office is the top target for attackers

According to the latest report from Kaspersky. Microsoft Office products are the number one target for hackers. As part of the presentation, Kaspersky said that around 70 percent of the attacks in Q4 2018 were directed towards Microsoft Office products. […]

BigBobRoss decryption tool released

CryptoPokemon ransomware decryption tool released

Ransomware is the new generation computer virus. It can completely lock down Windows 10 computer pretty much known to everybody. One of the recent strain of ransomware is CryptoPokemon. It encrypts your files and demands a payment of 0.02 Bitcoin […]

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ASUS software updates allowed hackers to install backdoors on their machines

Security researchers from Kaspersky have found that ASUS was unknowingly installing a malicious backdoor on its customer’s computers. Operation ShadowHammer is a newly discovered supply chain attack that leveraged ASUS Live Update software. The malicious file was passed as legit […]

Microsoft Security

Microsoft Defender ATP investigation uncovers a privilege escalation flaw

Microsoft has achieved a considerable level of progress in avoiding the exploitation of its native kernel components. However, the problem continues to loom large as attackers have started targeting third-party kernel drivers. This new domain has thus become an important […]

Microsoft Defender ATP now available for macOS

Microsoft has lately been working on building its business of services more than on platforms and products. Their whole motivation here is to adapt to the changing world and bring their capabilities and expand their user base to users who […]

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BigBobRoss ransomware decrypter tools released by Emsisoft & Avast

Emsisoft & Avast have released BigBobRoss ransomware decrypter tools. Just like many lesser viruses and malware, the BigBobRoss ransomware was a silent criminal. Its sheen was hidden behind the more notorious ransomware like Matrix, Wannacry, etc. The problem here was […]

Ransomware encounters have declined significantly, says Microsoft

Microsoft has published the latest Security Intelligence Report. This report is published every year and offers an insight into the security threats and how they have been affecting the stakeholders. This year’s report is comforting as it talks about the […]

Microsoft announces Azure Sentinel and Threat Experts

With the power of their Azure cloud services, Microsoft is aiming to build a great secured platform for the businesses based on the cloud. Today, Microsoft announced two new security offerings which are powered by their cloud services – Microsoft […]

8 Cryptojacking apps removed from the Microsoft Store

Are Windows 10 apps safe? Are apps safe simply because they are on the Microsoft Store? Well, cybersecurity firm Symantec has reported that eight apps on the Microsoft Store were engaged in Cryptojacking. Cryptojacking is the malicious practice of using […]

55% of PCs are using outdated applications, says Avast

Avast warned the world about a security threat that needs more attention than people expected. The Avast 2019 PC Trends Report by the digital security giant reveals that over 55% of personal computers in the world are using outdated applications, […]

PyLocky Decryptor Tool

PyLocky Decryptor Tool is now available for download

PyLocky is relatively new ransomware written in Python, which is responsible for encrypting all the files on the victim’s computer and then ask for a ransom to let the user access their encrypted data by decrypting them. Till date, the victims […]

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WannaCry ransomware is dormant on thousands of computers

The latest reports on WannaCry ransomware suggests the malware continues to remain a potent threat. Even after a year of its outbreak, WannaCry ransomware has not been eradicated completely. It is currently dormant and therefore, still has the potential to […]

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Windows Defender ATP now offers protection for USB and removable devices

When it comes to threats and data protection involving removable devices, Microsoft seems to have a solution in the name – Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). The company says that Windows Advanced ATP now offers complete protection for USB […]

Quora’s 100 million users personal data compromised in attack

The folks at Quora had a big scare recently when it was revealed that some of its user’s data were compromised in an attack. Apparently, the attack took place last Friday, and what the attackers walked away with is quite […]