Posts under Security category

TeslaCrypt ransomware shuts down; Master Key released

In a surprising move, developers of TeslaCrypt ransomware have made their malware defunct. The developers of the ransomware have changed the message on their last operation site and rendered an unconditional apology for the inconvenience caused to all whose data […]

Microsoft expands Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

After testing the preview version of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for a few months, Microsoft now has decided to make it public. Customers’ security has always been the top most priority at Microsoft and moving with their aim to […]

Cyber criminals

UK computers under Cyber criminals’ attacks

Microsoft’s News Center in UK recently reported the growing attacks on UK computers by the cyber criminals. As technology is advancing, cyber criminals too are getting smarter. As a result, the incidents of cyber crime is increasing across the globe. […]

How to stay safe from ransomware

Microsoft participates in Swiss Government’s Ransomware Info Day

The Swiss Government observed a Ransomware Info Day today, on May 19th, 2016. This is an initiative by the Swiss Internet Security Alliance to increase awareness regarding ransomware and help people protecting themselves from it. Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) […]

Ransomware

Chinese language Ransomware is on the rise

When it comes to cyber-attacks, Ransomware is the latest breed which is threatening both individuals and corporates. This particular breed of cyber-attack has made many millions of dollars from all across the world. According to computer experts, the use of […]

Spam emerges at the main tool to target Internet users

New findings from Kaspersky Labs signal some worrying facts. The report suggests Spam has emerged as the favorite tool for fraudsters to target Internet users. It also reports the mails with malicious attachments has increased significantly in the recent years. […]

Cerber Ransomware emerging as a major threat

A study reveals, the Cerber ransomware attacks have been showing an upward trend continuously. The ransomware mainly exploits a security flaw that targets PCs running on Windows. When infected, the data on infected computers becomes encrypted with AES encryption and […]

Malware misuses the Windows God Mode to hide itself

God Mode, the hidden Windows tweak is the latest to be used by hackers and malware writers to hide malware on Windows computers. Cyber criminals are now placing files inside this master control panel, commonly called as GodMode to redirect […]

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report

Indonesia, Pakistan on top in malware attacks, according to Microsoft

According to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, and Nepal are some of the Asian countries, where the highest number of malware attacks is reported. Microsoft’s team uploaded this report on its ‘Microsoft Security […]

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Millions of Email passwords compromised – Change Yours Now!

In case, you hold email accounts with popular service providers such as Mail.ru, Gmail, Yahoo or Microsoft, it is extremely important that you change their passwords now. What can be termed as the biggest scandal of password steal to be […]

Microsoft to limit Security Update downloads from Microsoft Download Center

You may not find the security updates download link on Microsoft Download Center after May 10th. Microsoft has decided to discontinue their practice of publishing all the security updates on Microsoft Download Center. The security updates until now were published […]

ransomware

FBI talks of Ransomware & offers tips on dealing with it

We have been seeing a lot of Ransomware incidents and the word is that Ransomware is also being offered in the form of Software as a Service (SaaS) model. FBI has now warned people about the sharp rise in the […]

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Firefox addons are opening millions of users to malware attacks

Recent reports on internet are warning users of Mozilla Firefox about the addons that have exposed millions of users to malware attacks. Some of the popular Firefox addons on this list are NoScript, Firebug, and several other popular extensions of […]

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CNBC shared your Password with Advertisers

CNBC website silently shared your passwords to third parties, according to reports. CNBC’s blog The Big Crunch, recently published an article “Apple and the construction of secure passwords,” offering tips on how to create a secure password. CNBC shared your […]

USB Thief

Deadly USB-based data stealing malware discovered

Antivirus firm ESET has discovered a unique Trojen program dubbed as the USB Thief that is almost undetectable and is designed to steal information from PC’s not connected to the internet. Win32/PSW.Stealer.NAI or the USB Thief is hugely different compared […]

Badlock vulnerability

Badlock vulnerability affects Windows and Samba

As per the recent update, a bug called as Badlock will be disclosed in Windows and Samba on April 12th, 2016. According to the report, the Badlock vulnerability will affect Windows and Samba. However, the engineers from Samba and Microsoft […]

SSL/TLS vulnerability

Microsoft details how it defends against persistent attackers

With the rise in Cyber threats Microsoft has been striving hard to neutralize the same by introducing new security initiatives at regular intervals. It was for this very reason that Microsoft killed the RC4 Cipher recently. Microsoft Malware Protection Center […]

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Petya Ransomware overwrites MBR and locks you out

Do NOT open any suspicious job application from your mailbox. It could be the Petya ransomware, discovered lately by security firm Trend Micro. Petya Ransomware is a new malicious program which overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) of your PC […]

Samas Ransomware

Samas changes the way a Ransomware operates

A typical ransomware is a threat affects consumers and enterprise the same way.  Basically, it’s a malware used as an exploit kit campaign, a payload to spam email, or a macro malware. It prevents the users to access their data […]

The Internet of Things could be the next target that Hackers are looking at

Research Company Gartner has revealed that Internet of Things huge growing potential could attract Hackers interest in the technology resulting into threat attacks in the near future.  As per Gartner, 6.4 billion connected things in the form of wearable, touch […]

Microsoft inaugurates a new Cybersecurity Center in Korea

In the wake of rising cybersecurity threats, Microsoft Korea, a subsidiary branch of Microsoft Corp. today launched its new Cybersecurity Center (CSC) in Korea. The launch of the cyber security center signals Microsoft increasing interest and raising investment in the […]

Microsoft announces Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Enterprises

Microsoft has been lately working a lot on the security front and as a result has come out with additional security layers including Credential Guard, Enterprise Data Protection, Device Guard, Antimalware Scan Interface, Windows Hello, etc. On the other hand, Windows Defender […]

EMET

New Exploit allows attackers to disable Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

A recent report suggests vulnerabilities in Microsoft EMET tool can be exploited to disable all protections it enforces for other applications in Windows. Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a free Windows-based security tool that adds an additional layer […]

Cyber Security Trends 2016: Safeguard your Businesses

Cyberattacks are on the rise and the midmarket companies are the major targets as they hardly use any data protection. A recent report published by Intel security states that 80% midmarket businesses don’t use data protection and are open to […]

CTB-Locker Ransomware hijacks the entire BACP website

The latest news reports suggest that the BACP or British Association for Counseling & Psychotherapy website has been hit by a variant of the CTB-Locker ransomware. The variant of ransomware,from the family of CTB-Locker, is actually the first ever ransomware […]