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Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Jun, 26, 2015]

Antivirus software: Protecting your files, at the price of your privacy?

Many companies make us believe that security and comfort always have to be traded for privacy. There are privacy conscious alternatives, however.

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Emsisoft News [Jun, 24, 2015]

Support for Windows XP and Vista will end April 2016

We will not renew our extended support for Windows XP beyond April 2016.

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Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Jun, 23, 2015]

The NSA is just one malware writer out of thousands

Recent news reveals shocking espionage activities of American and British intelligence that targets antivirus vendors worldwide.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 9, 2015]

How to find and clean malware infections with Emsisoft Emergency Kit

The Emsisoft Emergency Kit is the only free, fully portable dual-engine cleaning toolkit that scans for and removes Malware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) from your PC.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jun, 6, 2015]

Ransomware “Locker” automatically decrypts all affected files, after its creator is struck by conscience

Locker, a new ransomware variant was discovered last month. In a surprising turn of events the creator of the ransomware actually posted a public apology and promised to automatically decrypt files on affected systems.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Exploit kit attacks DNS settings of over 50 different router models

Several home and office router brands are vulnerable to a unique, obfuscating CSRF attack that attackers are using to alter router DNS settings.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Malware masquerades as AdBlock Plus application

A new Adblock impersonating threat has been discovered. Although at first glance the program seems to be just a PUP, it has advanced capabilities like virtual machine detection and even contains rootkit elements.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 24, 2015]

NitlovePOS: New Point of Sale malware that steals payment card information

A new variant of the POS malware family has emerged that is capable of stealing track one and track two payment card data.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 22, 2015]

Logjam attack, similar to the FREAK vulnerability, breaks TLS security

The FREAK vulnerability is yet to be forgotten, and already a similar major issue has come up. TLS security and Diffie-Hellman export keys are involved this time.

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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.