Posts under Security category

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 […]

Microsoft Windows Defender

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 […]

Firefox

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 […]

edellroot

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 […]

Buhtrap malware distributed via Ammyy website

The security researchers at ESET discovered that visitors to the Ammyy website, somewhere in late October were being served up malware along with the popular and portable Ammyy Admin Remote Desktop Software that allowed the Buhtrap gang to gain control […]

Android

iOS and Android Apps found to be leaking sensitive user information

Amid growing concerns of smartphones being exploited to leak sensitive user’s data, a research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, and Carnegie-Mellon has revealed that mobile apps are leaking user’s information to the third parties in a massive […]

Google Site Status section will now display more info about site warnings

With the increase in online activities, attackers are getting smarter and disguising themselves in different avatars to attack the user. Google has launched a new Site Status section in the Transparency report which will let you know why the website […]

New Adware clones the entire Chrome browser and deletes the original

Security vulnerabilities and Malware are on a constant rise and it becomes important for the users to be aware of these threats and take cautionary measures. A new adware unearthed by Security researchers clones the entire Chrome browser and it […]

AV-TEST tests Linux security solutions against Linux and Windows threats

The recent tests on Linux security solutions by AV-Test Lab indicate a worrisome situation – Linux systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Yes, Linux machines are no more completely secure. The test results show that Linux systems can act as […]

Patreon

Patreon donation site’s user data published online after hack

If you have ever made any donation via crowd funding website Patreon, your personal details and donations details are supposedly published online. A recent hack on the website reportedly resulted in a huge data theft which include the names, addresses […]

Hackers can remotely exploit bug in HP PCs, Laptops and Tablets

If you have a HP Laptop, PC or a Notebook with HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Module onboard, it might have a few bugs recently reported. The HP machines according to a recently submitted security report are susceptible to some critical […]

Malware using WordPress to infect thousands of visitors

WordPress sites are incredibly popular and common in use since it allows users to create a free website or easily build a blog on WordPress.com with the aid of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. It also offers free hosting […]

Indian Government moves forward towards replacing Windows with BOSS OS

News is that the operating system BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solution) may soon replace Microsoft Windows in government offices in India. There will be a meeting this week to discuss this and other uses of BOSS. In the meeting, Home […]

Microsoft fixes security vulnerabilities in Windows 10, IE, Edge, Office, etc.

Microsoft released updates for Windows yesterday. The update is a summary of the new and changed content.It lists Microsoft security bulletins released for September 2015. Of the 12 bulletins released, 5 bulletins are identified as Critical and the remaining seven […]

bug bounty

Microsoft expands Bug Bounty Programs, doubles bounty amount

It is a good news if you are bug hunter as Microsoft has announced further extension of its Security Bounty Programs. In an effort to woo bug finders, the Company is  doubling  bounty amount for defence, launching authentication bonus and […]

Yahoo affected by malvertising attack

Cybercriminals use different methods to gain access to your computers in a hope to get information they can use for their benefits. Most of the Internet users think that cybercriminals’ activities are limited to smaller websites only. But this proved […]