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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 25, 2015]

Hackers can potentially hack WIFI systems on aircrafts to commandeer the plane

The FBI has discovered that it is possible for hackers to break into singular WIFI systems on newer model planes and commandeer the aircraft using their laptop computer.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 25, 2015]

Nigerian man accused of hacking a bank computer to steal $340 million

The man has been arraigned for hacking the server of a second generation bank and transfer the money to his personal accounts.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 24, 2015]

A Samsung Galaxy S5 flaw allows hackers to clone your fingerprints

A potential flaw has been discovered by Samsung on the popular Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphone. This flaw will allow hackers to clone your fingerprints and gain access to your phone.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 23, 2015]

CozyDuke malware is being used to spy on high profile US organizations

Government agencies and influential individuals are being spyed on by CozyDuke. It is an advanced malware threat that is to be considered more dangerous than others. Find out why!

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 18, 2015]

Arkansas Police send malware-laden hard drive to lawyer representing whistleblowers

An Arkansas lawyer found out that the cops had sent him a hard drive filled with malware that could be used for spying purposes.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 18, 2015]

NY hacker sentenced to 3 years in prison for cyber attacks on DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and L.A. public works

A Staten Island hacker was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment this Thursday after he pleaded guilty to his several charges including infiltrating protected computer systems. The 32 year old must also pay US$ 2.7 million in restitution to DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and L.A. public works, the three affected parties.

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Security Knowledge [Apr, 16, 2015]

How to stay safe on Facebook and avoid the top 5 scams

Scammers love Facebook because it provides them with a place to try out their scams in front of an audience of over a billion people. Many old and new scams surface on the network giant every day and many people get tricked. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 16, 2015]

Urgent! Update your Windows to patch several critical vulnerabilities‏

Microsoft releases a major security update fixing multiple critical vulnerabilities. This includes the remote code execution vulnerabilities in Office and IE, the elevation of privilege bug and more.

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Reviews & Awards [Apr, 16, 2015]

Emsisoft detects 100% in March edition of AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection test

Antivirus testing organization AV-Comparatives published the first real-world protection test in its 2015 test series. The result: Emsisoft scores 100% in real-world protection.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 15, 2015]

Large scale Windows SMB vulnerability puts user login credentials at risk

A large scale vulnerability “Redirect to SMB” has been unearthed that allows hackers to steal sensitive login information. The affected applications list is a long one and it even includes antivirus programs.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 14, 2015]

LG Split Screen software disables UAC

Split Screen, a software for LG monitors entirely disables UAC during installation, making the system vulnerable to multiple threats.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 11, 2015]

Joint international police operation targets Beebone botnet

Several government and private agencies target the Beebone botnet which has infected over 12,000 computers. Europol has claimed that they have successfully ‘sinkholed’ the botnet by registering, suspending or seizing all domain names with which the malware could communicate and traffic was then redirected.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 10, 2015]

Popular Chrome extension turns out to be Spyware!

A popular Chrome extension known as Webpage screenshot starts collecting sensitive user information a week after installation for financial benefits. The sleep-activate feature of this spyware allows it to evade security measures, which highlights a greater issue with the current app/extension verification system.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 10, 2015]

Trojan downloader Waski steals login credentials

Have you received an email recently with an unusual attachment? It may be the trojan downloader waski, disguised as a pdf file. This banking trojan steals login credentials by directing users to modified versions of bank websites. It can also directly intercept the traffic containing login information in most popular browsers like Chrome and IE.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 9, 2015]

New Cryptolocker copycat PClock2 discovered that targets over 2,500 file extensions

A new variant to the PClock ransomware has emerged that targets a large number of file extensions. The locked files can be retrieved by using Emsisoft’s decryption tool.

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 8, 2015]

Criminals try to steal cash by smashing their way into an ATM

While cyber criminals use advanced techniques to plunder cash, some still stick to the old ways. A few robbers armed with crowbars and hammers tried to literally hack their way into an ATM. The machine was utterly destroyed although the criminals failed to crack open the safe in order to claim their prize.

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Emsisoft News [Apr, 7, 2015]

Version 10 beta: Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security ready to test!

We are very excited to announce that the beta versions of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 10 are now available for beta testing. A series of awesome improvements is on the way!

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Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 4, 2015]

Massive YouTube vulnerability allows deleting any video on the site

YouTube had a massive vulnerability where it allowed any video on the website to be deleted by sending a simple request.