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Posts Tagged ‘Malware and Virus Protection’

Hackers Can Use PDF Files To Access Windows Credentials

Security researcher Assaf Baharav from Check Point Security has discovered a new twist on an old, fairly well-known attack.  He was able to essentially "weaponize" PDFs to steal Windows credentials stored ...

New Malware Takes Screenshots and Steals Your Passwords

Recently, a new strain of malware called "SquirtDanger" has been found by researchers at Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, and it's a particularly nasty one for a couple of reasons.  First ...

Major Server Ring Distributing Malware Taken Down

Score one for the good guys.  A researcher from BrilliantIT was recently able to figure out how infected computers would connect to EITest's command and control server, and using that information, ...

Hacked Routers Being Used To Spread Malware

Beware of compromised routers spreading malware.  This is according to both Kaspersky Labs and a recently released government report. Using hacked routers to spread malware is nothing new.  Security insiders have ...

Most “Wannacry” Hacks Were On Windows 7 Machines

Last year's Wannacry attack was bad, but in many ways, it was a self-inflicted wound.  According Webroot's recently published "Annual Threat Report," almost all of the machines that succumbed to the ...

21 Percent Of Internet Traffic Riddled With Bad Bots

How much of your website's traffic is driven by bots?  The answer may surprise you.  Overall, bots account for nearly half of all web traffic. The "good" bots account for 20.4 ...

Huge Spike in Malware With Mining Capabilities

There's a new type of hacking attack to be concerned with, and it's growing by leaps and bounds.  Called "Crypto-Jacking," it's a process by which malicious code is placed on websites. ...

RottenSys Malware Has Infected 5M Android Devices Since 2016

There's a new threat on the horizon, according to security researchers from Check Point.  A group of hackers in China are busy building a massive botnet that so far, totals almost ...

Massive Malware Attack Stemmed From Bittorent App

According to a Microsoft security researcher, a massive malware attack attempted to install a cryptocurrency mining software on more than 400,000 computers in less than twelve hours.  The failed campaign is ...

Beware Fake Craigslist Email Could Contain Ransomware

If you post ads on Craigslist for short term employment, be aware that there's a new malspam campaign that aims to distribute Sigma ransomware on the computers of unwary users. By ...