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Security Knowledge [May, 21, 2015]

How to use the new behavior blocker panel to quickly spot potential threats

Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security version 10 come with a new behavior blocker panel that has many new settings and features. Learn how to use them to your advantage.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 20, 2015]

Malvertising makes use of the Magnitude exploit kit to deliver ransomware

Malvertising networks lead users to ransomware using the Magnitude exploit kit. CryptoWall 3.0 is the first malware dropped.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2015]

NetUSB hack puts Millions of home users at risk

Using a home router with NetUSB enabled? Turn it off now! A major security flaw enables attackers to do a lot of nasty things…

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2015]

Chinese hacker group APT use Microsoft’s Technet web portal to obfuscate their CnC servers

Hackers are now using legitimate services offered by popular websites and blogs to masquerade their malicious operations.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 17, 2015]

Microsoft Word Intruder, the tool that creates document based malware

Microsoft Word Intruder, a malware creation tool is being widely used to create booby-trapped RTF files. Watch out with those attachments!

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Security Knowledge [May, 15, 2015]

Professional hackers available for hire, charge over US$200 for hacking Facebook and WhatsApp

Illegal hacking services are being advertised publicly with costs ranging from as little as US$1.25 to a hefty 2000 Euro.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 13, 2015]

Curiosity arousing Facebook scams lead to nothing but malware

Want to watch a “shocking video” on Facebook? Not a good idea. It is just a scam and the only end result is, the scammers making money out of your personal information.

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Emsisoft News [May, 10, 2015]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 10 available!

A massive scan speed improvement in a product that respects your privacy, and a Behavior Blocker that gives you full control over running programs. Now even more flexible and efficient.

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Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [May, 8, 2015]

Is this file safe? Re-launch of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network

Emsisoft’s public anti-malware database isthisfilesafe.com truly is one of a kind. As of today, it knows over 163 million malware threats so you don’t have to worry about getting infected with any of those bastards.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 7, 2015]

Half a million computers infected as Macro Malware makes a comeback

Macro malware returns, infecting over 500,000 computers through malicious documents spread via spam email.

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Emsisoft Lab [May, 5, 2015]

PClock turns your WordPress blog into a malware command center

The ransomware PCLock started out as a rather simplistic Cryptolocker copycat, but has since evolved significantly with many variants and more advanced encryption methods.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 2, 2015]

Former JP Morgan employee charged with selling customer information to thieves

The situation for a former JP Morgan employee is looking bleak as he is facing incriminating charges for selling sensitive customer banking information to supposed criminals.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Smart city technology could be potentially vulnerable to hacking

Hackers can exploit unsecured, vulnerable technology in cities to cause blackouts, potential disasters, and denial of service.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Password Alert, Google’s new form of defense against Phishing

Google releases a new chrome extension called “Password Alert” to combat phishing.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Teleoperated surgery robots are vulnerable to malicious hijacking

Researchers at a Washington University have discovered that it is possible for a hacker to potentially hijack a teleoperated surgery robot and ultimately control its movements and feed it commands remotely.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 30, 2015]

Chinese government seemingly blocked access to Facebook.net causing a DDoS scare

Web requests from China for a large number of websites were being redirected to wpkg.org, causing massive confusion.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 30, 2015]

Romanian police arrests cybergang who stole over $15 million from banks

The gang hacked into banks by cloning credit cards and then used them to withdraw money from various ATMs in several different locations.