Posts under Security category

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 […]

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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 […]

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Google Project Zero exposes flaws in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software

Google Project Zero has publicly exposed Malwarebytes for a security vulnerability that exposes its consumer version of Anti-Malware software to Man in the middle attacks. Incidentally, before going public, the issue was highlighted to the company 90 day ago by […]

Compromised WordPress websites delivering mysterious Ransomware

Some of the WordPress websites you are visiting might leave some crypto-ransomware on your machine. A recent report posted by the leading security firms state that a new mysterious hack campaign uses compromised WordPress websites and redirect users to a […]

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Avast reprimanded by Google for weakening browser security

The common belief is that security products from big brands like Avast make browsers secure, even if free. This belief fades to some extent if the latest report from Google on security product is to be believed. Google, recently reported […]

No more Deceptive Download Buttons, says Google

No more Deceptive Download buttons, says Google! Google Safe Browsing, launched around eight years back is now targeting the fake and deceptive download buttons. Regardless of the web browser, you are using, Google’s Safe Browsing technology will now warn you […]

Chromodo web browser is anything but secure, says Google

There’s something going on where Comodo Internet Security is installed for the first time, and computer users should beware of it. Whenever this is done, the security software automatically installs a browser called Chromodo, and in no time, it is […]

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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.5 is now available for download

Microsoft’s Security tool, Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.5 is now available for download. The tool until now has been running in Beta phase which Microsoft has made available since December 19th 2015. However, this 29th January, Microsoft officially unveiled […]

VirusTotal to detect & report firmware malware

Virus Total, the free Internet security service from Google has now been equipped with a feature that lets a user know whether the firmware is infected. We all know, just as any application, even firmware is prone to attacks by […]

Intel announces Intel Authenticate to make PC less vulnerable

Popular chip maker Intel Intel Corporation has started shipping its 6th Generation Intel Core vPro processor family. It comes equipped with a hardware-enhanced multi factor authentication solution called Intel Authenticate designed to strengthen identity protection. Past experiences serve as a […]

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Windows Defender is now at par with popular Antivirus programs

A recent analysis by German Research Institute, AV-Test has revealed that Microsoft Windows Defender has improved considerably as an Antivirus program and even scores better than other popular Antivirus software in the market. It can no longer be considered as […]

Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta available for download

Ransomware has become a growing threat in today’s online word for small businesses. This variant of malicious software empowers cybercriminals using malware in bogus email to freeze computer files of a user until a ransom is paid. In the face […]

New Linux Trojan takes Screenshots and Records Audio

A recent report released by Doctor Web has detected a new Trojan for Linux users. The Trojan named as the Linux.Ekocms.1 reportedly takes the screenshots, download different files on the compromised machine and helps the hackers spy on the users. […]

Brain, the first PC Virus turns 30 today

The transfer process of virus is much sophisticated today. Earlier, it was pretty simple! Business people who traveled the world with floppy disks in their briefcases could infect the computers on which they used the disks. BRAIN was the first […]

Rogue Chrome extensions from Delta empty your Steam inventory

Blaze’s security firm recently reported about some gambling Chrome extension that may empty your Steam inventory. A Steam user named Delta has reportedly created several Chrome extensions which ultimately empties your Steam inventory. These are CS: GO Chrome extensions which […]

LastPass users vulnerable to Phishing attacks

The potential dangers of storing all your important passwords in a single place have been exposed by a most recent attack against LastPass users. The Phishing attack, it is reported does not require any special skills but exploits the existing […]

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Firefox to allow vulnerable SHA-1 certificates temporarily

Reversing its earlier stand of disallowing SHA-1 certificates, Firefox announced that it has temporality re-enabled support for SHA-1 certificates in its latest version. The move comes after the company noticed that some man-in-the-middle” devices (including some security scanners and antivirus […]

First JavaScript ransomware, Ransom32 discovered

The SaaS model has been picking up the pace and is considered as one of the best platforms to conduct businesses, however, on the other hand, this has also given rise to a large number of malware writers and cyber […]

Major WordPress sites including Readers Digest infected by malware

A majority of content-centric sites across the Internet are running on WordPress. There are reports that the Angler exploit kit has compromised many WordPress sites either directly or indirectly. The attack was carried out by injecting a malicious script within […]

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Rogue Certificate eDellRoot found installed on new Dell laptops

It’s not uncommon to see laptop manufacturers try to make an extra buck by preinstalling the system with malware and the best example for this was the Superfish debacle by Lenovo. This time around Dell seems to have done the […]