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Microsoft to show how to respond to major business security risks

Microsoft has come up with a security webinar that is aimed at empowering business owners on how to tackle some of the major security threats. The webinar is titled “Top 5 security threats facing your business – and how to […]

ransomware

New ransomware targets Office 365 users in Australia

Malware and ransomware mostly find their way to our machine via email. After a little work to fix the problem we dismiss it just as an attempt to access data. In reality, the situation is more worrisome. It is more […]

154 million Voter Records exposed in the U.S.

The latest data breach exposed the 154 million voter records which includes not only voter registration data but many personal details like addresses, Facebook profiles, income details, education, gun-ownership, age, gender, languages one knows, phone numbers and much more. This […]

BadTunnel vulnerability has a massive security impact for all Windows

A recently discovered, but now patched BadTunnel vulnerability for Windows PC was recently unveiled by a security researcher Yang Yu. Microsoft addressed the flaw in its security bulletin MS16-077 and in CVE-2016-3213 and released a fix. BadTunnel vulnerability As per […]

Worrying changes in the European Union Threat Landscape

IT security professionals try building high-performance security tools keeping in view the changing nature of the threat landscape. However, they note two fundamental issues have stayed constant. First, the threat landscape continuously evolves and gains sophistication. Second, attackers remain a […]

Out of Box Exploitation

OEM Updaters make Windows PCs vulnerable, says study

Duo Labs recently did a complete security analysis of OEM updaters that come with theWindows machines by default. Their study found out the many of the PC manufacturers come with preinstalled updater that can make the system vulnerable. Duo Labs […]

IBM Security uncovers GozNym malware, a Trojan targeting bank accounts

According to a recent report from CNBC, the IBM Security team has uncovered a serpent-like Trojan called as GozNym. The GozNym malware targets banking accounts and it remains asleep until the user starts logging into his bank account using net […]

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Microsoft to ban common passwords

In a bid to boost users’ online security, Microsoft has decided to ban common passwords that look too basic and can be easily decoded by the hackers. The company maintains a database of banned passwords which are insecure and commonly […]

New ransomware

Link (.lnk) to Ransom, a new ransomware, threatens Windows users

Recently, a new ransomware was detected by Microsft, which could be a huge threat to Windows users. According to Microsoft Malware Protection Center, this new malware Ransom:Win32/ZCryptor.A shows worm-like behavior. Moreover, this ransom leverages removable and network drives to spread itself […]

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 […]

firefox addons vulnerable

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 […]