Posts under Security category

Google moves VirusTotal to a new company named Chronicle

Alphabet, the parent company of internet search giant Google has taken the decision to move its company VirusTotal to become part of new venture Chronicle. The new company is set to focus on cybersecurity and it has moved VirusTotal to […]

Browser Login Managers are being exploited by Cyber Criminals

Internet users have been exposed to vulnerabilities in browser login managers for over 11 years. It has allowed your saved login data to be extracted by unscrupulous people, to be used for whatever they wish. It follows other revelations in […]

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Opera 50 comes with Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining feature

Opera 50 will come with a useful Anti-Cryptocurrency Mining feature named NoCoin. The feature, as the name suggests prevents Cryptojacking. While the latest build Opera 50 comes with some other good features like extended VR360 support for Chromecast and Oculus […]

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NVIDIA to end support for 32-bit operating system drivers

NVIDIA has announced that it will soon end support for 32 bit operating systems. The company said that after the release of the Version 390 of its graphics card driver, it will no longer release drivers for 32-bit operating systems […]

Windows Hello spoofed by a paper printout

Facial Recognition technology is gaining a lot of traction lately. It all begun with Microsoft introducing the Windows Hello followed by the recent debut of Face ID by Apple on the iPhone X. The first time I used a facial […]

Bundled Keeper Password Manager app in Windows 10 contained a Vulnerability

Some news has been floating around the Internet where a Google Security Researcher has found and helped in patching a critical vulnerability with Keeper. Keeper is a password manager application is being distributed inbuilt with various copies of Windows 10 […]

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HP loses Consumer Confidence after Keylogger discovered on HP Laptops

Tech firm HP is embroiled in a fiasco after over 400 models of the company’s laptops were discovered to contain keylogger software. This latest problem has come shortly after it was discovered that the company had secretly installed spyware on […]

Anti-Virus Quarantine

AVGater exploit can abuse the Anti-Virus Quarantine to infect your system

You trust your antivirus software to protect your PC from malicious attacks but what if the Anti-Virus Quarantine feature is itself compromised. A recent finding shows that malware quarantine feature of several antivirus products was abused by local attackers to […]

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Microsoft partners with Bitdefender, Lookout, Ziften to extend Windows Defender ATP

Enhancing its partnership furthermore with Bitdefender and other leading security companies like Lookout, and Ziften, Microsoft is planning to create an ecosystem for Windows Defender ATP capable of detecting threats across different platforms (Mac, Linux, Android, etc). The new capability […]

Bad Rabbit ransomware

Bad Rabbit Ransomware starts hitting corporate networks

If you were lucky to escape ransomware infection from WannaCry or Petya this year, there is one more threat to deal now. In the last couple of days or so, a new ransomware has emerged called by the name “Bad […]

Device Health

Windows Analytics Device Health is now available

Device Health, the latest addition to the Windows Analytics, is now available. This new service that helps PC fleets reduce downtime and run efficiently was earlier released by Microsoft (in July 2017) for public preview. Now, at the onset of […]

Adobe Systems

A newly discovered Adobe Flash vulnerability leaves many PC users scared

A new finding made by Kaspersky Lab’s advanced exploit prevention systems reveal hackers are using a new security vulnerability in the Adobe Flash Player plugin to plant malicious programmers and files on your personal computer. Adobe Flash vulnerability can plant […]

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WiFi security flaw called KRACK puts all devices at risk

A major flaw named KRACK has exposed weaknesses in WiFi networks around the world. The attacks have been successful against all devices but notably against Android devices. The flaw affects the WPA2 protocol itself and is not specific to any […]

Ransomware

North Korea spread WannaCry ransomware, says Microsoft President

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the threat and risks of cyber attacks loom large, especially the ones targeted against civilians. WannaCry Ransomware attack that hit many nations this year attack is a case in point. It infected […]

Cyber Ark Labs Report

Microsoft refuses to acknowledge Illusion Gap technique as a security flaw

If a report from Cyber Ark Labs is to be believed, a vulnerability in Windows could allow a malicious file to pass through Windows Defender. The anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows can be tricked by a technique, dubbed ‘Illusion Gap’ […]

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Compromised CCleaner version was used to distribute Malware

A CCleaner version that was available for download during the period 15th August and 12th September was compromised and hacked to distribute the Floxif malware. According to Piriform, its developers, the affected versions were CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191. […]

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These D-Link router vulnerabilities will never be patched

Security vulnerabilities never end. They just change the form in which they manifest. This theory holds true for users running D-Link DIR-850L AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud router. According to the security researcher Pierre Kim, the product features over ten […]

Bashware

Windows 10 Linux subsystem can be compromised by Bashware

A report from Check Point Security Research suggests that Subsystem for Linux (WSL), a newly introduced feature in Windows 10 ( a hybrid concept which allows a combination of Linux and Windows systems to run at the same time) could […]

Your Windows Has Been Banned

Your Windows Has Been Banned malware makes a comeback

The “Your Windows Has Been Banned” malware has made a comeback, albeit, this time asking victims to pay US$50 in Bitcoin in order to unlock their Windows operating systems. This is the 2nd coming of this malware after it was […]

Ransomware attacks reach new levels of sophistication

Ransomware silently renders your files/folders inaccessible by encrypting them. Repeated incidents of this kind have brought cyber security to the forefront of mainstream conversations as the impact of it is felt around the world by organizations and individuals alike. The […]

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Just opening a PowerPoint Slide Show could infect your PC with malware

Instances of the use of malware-laced PowerPoint files that infect your PCs with malware are well known but the recent ongoing spam campaign highlights a worrying trend. A simple PowerPoint trick makes it possible to drop malware without even requiring […]

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Windows adapting AV ecosystem to better protect Windows 10 users

Last month, Microsoft had announced that they are partnering with AV vendors to adapt the AV ecosystem that will provide better protection to the Windows 10 users. Now, Microsoft has evolved the Windows approach to AV after considering partner feedback. […]