Like most other variants of ransomware, VaultCrypt encrypts files, but instead of directly asking for a ransom, it directs users to their so called “customer support” website.
Almost 50% of all Android devices are vulnerable to an Installer hijack. This may lead to unauthorized installation of adware or malware.
Google discovered that several domains have been issuing unauthorized SSL certificates, which were misused to insert a man-in-the middle proxy. Chrome and Firefox users are safe.
Numbers don’t lie: it seems we have literally become an “Anti-PUP” company! Almost 80% of all malware we detect is made up of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
As per MRI data brains seem to become inactive while answering security alerts due to their redundant nature. This calls for a new warning system to be put in place so that users make much better informed security decisions.
At a recent security conference researchers suggest BIOS malware is a lively and pertinent threat. The LightEater bug can be exploited to compromise millions of systems from popular manufacturers like HP, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo.
The malware, dubbed PoSeidon by Cisco, targets retailer’s PoS systems in order to steal their customer’s credit card information.
This is a maintenance release for improved usability, speed, detection and stability.
AV-Comparatives has released its 2015 annual security survey revealing several key security findings based on thousands of respondents. The results showcase Emsisoft to rank favorably among many other of the top security products.
While users anxiously wait for WhatsApp’s new voice calling feature, scammers look to make some money out of their impatience.
A new version of SMS Trojan Podec emerged that can bypass CAPTCHA protection, turn devices into bots and subscribe to various paid packages without user authorization.
A new variant of the widespread ransomware, Cryptolocker encrypts game files including saves and DLC. Several popular game titles are affected and the usual Cryptolocker remedies do not provide an easy solution making this ransomware a serious threat.
The SSL crippling FREAK vulnerability that existed for over a decade is finally patched by Google, Apple and Microsoft. Security updates were distributed this week to users on all supported platforms.
Malware has just entered new territories. Bitdefender discovered a new type of attack in which users are spammed with emails containing help files laced with ransomware.
According to recent reports, uTorrent, one of the world’s most popular torrent clients, is bundling bitcoin mining software called “EpicScale” with its latest version. Some even suggest that this is done without the user’s consent.
A massive HTTPS vulnerability called “FREAK” existed for over a decade but was only discovered recently. Millions of Android and Apple users are affected.