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Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 3, 2015]

Europol takes down Ramnit botnet that infected millions of computers

Europol conducts an operation against a massive Ramnit botnet. They manage to shut down several servers which will hopefully turn out to be a major setback for the cyber criminals behind this zombie network.

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Emsisoft News [Mar, 2, 2015]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Emsisoft Internet Security 9.0.0.4985 released

This is a maintenance release for improved usability, speed, detection and stability.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 25, 2015]

PrivDog, a Comodo add-on also bypasses SSL security

PrivDog, a browser add-on promoted by the security company, Comodo has a vulnerability that makes it worse than SuperFish, the adware distributed by Lenovo. It allows attackers to bypass SSL security using the same man-in-the-middle concept.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 22, 2015]

Beware of Babar: the spyware created by the French Secret Service

Babar is yet another example of government agencies actively using malware and hack tools to spy.

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[Feb, 20, 2015]

Multinational SIM cards manufacturer Gemalto hacked by NSA and GCHQ

Gemalto, a multinational supplier that produces about 2 billion SIM cards a year, has been compromised at a large scale.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 19, 2015]

Warning! Lenovo pre-loads “Superfish” adware that bypasses SSL security on new laptops

Lenovo has been caught pre-loading the adware “Superfish” onto new consumer laptops, possibly exposing users to some major security flaws.

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Reviews & Awards [Feb, 19, 2015]

VB100 Award: Emsisoft ranks 2nd out of 27 in PC slowdown test

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is steadily building up long chains of success in Virus Bulletin’s VB100 results, indicating our ongoing dedication to quality.

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Emsisoft News [Feb, 19, 2015]

Special: backup software for free with your order at Emsisoft

For a limited time only, users receive a FREE one-year license for Rebit6 (worth $39.95) when buying or renewing Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Internet Security.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 15, 2015]

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks through malware “Carbanak”

In possibly the largest bank theft ever, cyber criminals targeted bank employee’s computers directly by infecting them with malware in order to steal money.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 12, 2015]

Facebook launches new network ThreatExchange to share internet threats

Facebook teamed up with a few other internet companies to share information on internet security threats.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 6, 2015]

Internet Explorer vulnerability puts user credentials at risk

A major vulnerability in the latest version of Internet Explorer puts users at risk. Once again it seems to be related to XSS, which might allow cybercriminals to steal login credentials by luring unsuspecting users to a malicious website.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 4, 2015]

Another Flash vulnerability

Still using Flash? Here is more troubling news. Yet another zero day vulnerability is found in Adobe Flash making it prone to exploitation by hackers.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 28, 2015]

Lizard Squad strikes again!

Lizard Squad makes headlines again, claims to have taken down Facebook, Instagram and other social networking websites.

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Reviews & Awards [Jan, 27, 2015]

Emsisoft Receives “Top Rated” Certification from AV-Comparatives

Emsisoft received five advanced+ awards at AV-Comparatives last year, which means we are “top rated”. The new Emsisoft v9 user interface also seems to be getting some appreciation.

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[Jan, 27, 2015]

Top 10 Ways PUPs Sneak Onto Your Computer. And How To Avoid Them.

There are multiple applications on the market that spread potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), using a variety of clever tactics.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 26, 2015]

China capable of massive DDoS attacks

China has been known for its involvement in such attacks in the past as well. Hopefully this will not be a regularity in the future.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 22, 2015]

iPhones having spyware built-in?

We all love our iPhones, but they may not be as secure as some of us think.