Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 30, 2014]

Emsisoft Malware Warning: FileZilla FTP Copycat StealZilla

Makers of FTP application FileZilla have announced that tainted versions of their program are circulating the web. “StealZilla” steals FTP log-in credentials.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 29, 2014]

Emsisoft Explains the Syrian Electronic Army

In recent weeks, tech news feeds have had a lot to say about the Syrian Electronic Army.  Just last week this mysterious entity hacked CNN, and a few days before that they broke into Microsoft Office’s blog.  If you’ve read the headlines but haven’t had the time to delve into the details, you might be […]

Emsisoft News [Jan, 29, 2014]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware Hits India!

Big News: Emsisoft is now available in India!  We’ve formed a new partnership with Bastech Systems and with their help we’re planning to make the entire sub-content a little more Malware-Free and secure. Bastech Systems is a Hyderabad based IT solutions and services provider that serves customers across India and in other countries throughout the […]

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 28, 2014]

Emsisoft Malware Spotlight: Blackbeard and Pigeon

The independent IT security institute AV-TEST registers over 220,000 new malicious program signatures every single day.  That’s a lot.  Many of these new programs are simply recombinations of older ones.  Every so often, though, a new variant will come around that stands out from the crowd.  This January, its name is Blackbeard and his sidekick […]

Emsisoft News [Jan, 27, 2014]

Best Russian User Artwork selected

During the holiday season, Russian security software community Comss.ru held a “Why Emsisoft is Awesome” drawing contest.  1st place went to Peter Rodionov for his depiction of an Emsisoft warrior scanning the front for malware.  Peter also illustrated an army of Emsisoft soldiers, with grey-bearded General Emsisoft leading the charge! For his impressive creativity, Peter […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 24, 2014]

Emsisoft’s Malware Digest: Windows Prime Accelerator

As some of you might know, Emsisoft keeps a close watch on the latest malware developments and documents everything we find at our Support Forum.  Since we know that many of our customers simply don’t have the time to scroll through every single forum post, we have decided to start using this blog as place […]

Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft News [Jan, 23, 2014]

Emsisoft Extends Protection for Windows XP

Microsoft is ending updates and support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014. In response, Emsisoft has extended XP support for two more years, until April 2016.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 23, 2014]

Emsisoft Security Warning: 16 Million Email Accounts hacked by botnet

German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has announced a data breach affecting 16 million German Internet users. Find out if you’re one of them.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 21, 2014]

Emsisoft Explores the Worst Passwords of the year 2013

This Monday, password management app developer SplashData released a list of the 25 Worst Passwords of 2013. The complete list, which includes some of the weakest passwords known to humanity, is as follows…

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 20, 2014]

The SEPA Switch and Internet Fraud

IBAN is a massive step for SEPA and the euro. But, it is also a massive opportunity for Internet Fraud.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [Jan, 17, 2014]

Emsisoft Connects to The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things refers to where we’re headed as a society – a world of ubiquitous computing, where everything from your air conditioner to your toaster comes standard with a computer connected to the world wide web.

Reviews & Awards [Jan, 15, 2014]

Emsisoft Receives Special Mention in AV-Comparatives’ 2013 Summary Review

Emsisoft received Silver in the “Real-World Protection” category of AV-Comparatives’ 2013 Summary Review. This is a notable achievement for us, especially since 2013 was the very first year we competed.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 10, 2014]

Emsisoft Fraud Alert: LinkedIn Data Breached by Fake Accounts

This Wednesday, reports emerged revealing that hackers have been scraping LinkedIn.com for profile data since May 2013. As yet, who these hackers are remains a mystery, but LinkedIn has already made plans to sue them for everything they may or may not be worth.

Security Knowledge [Jan, 9, 2014]

Hacking Identity Theft 2: More Entry Points, More Tools, And More Prevention

Emsisoft presents part two of Hacking Identity Theft, an addendum designed to provide our readers with even more knowledge on entry points, tools, and means of prevention.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 5, 2014]

Emsisoft Malware Warning: Yahoo “Malvertisements” Infect 1000s of Users

On January 3rd, independent cyber security company, Fox-IT, released a report revealing that someone had infected Yahoo’s advertising server with malware. Yet to be identified, the attacker loaded the server — which distributes advertisements to hundreds of thousands Yahoo users worldwide — with a slew of “malvertisements” designed to infect computers after a single click.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2014]

Emsisoft Leads the Charge Against WoW Malware Engineering

As of January 2nd, administrators on WoW’s support forum, Battle.net, announced that a dangerous Trojan targeting WoW players is circulating the web. Known as Disker or Disker64, the Trojan is spreading by posing as a World of Warcraft add-on from the game’s add-on manager, Curse Client.

Security Knowledge [Jan, 2, 2014]

Protect Your Computer…With Nail Polish?

Good anti-malware software is ultimately good because it operates unobtrusively, and because you the user don’t even really know it’s there…But what about the flashier side of anti-malware?