Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 30, 2014]

Warning: All unpatched Drupal 7 sites assumed to be compromised

Drupal has published a Highly Critical Security Advisory: If you didn’t apply the Oct. 15th update, your website may be compromised.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 29, 2014]

Using Gmail Drafts to… Command and Control your Computer?

Malware writers are now communicating with their command and control servers as if they were secretly in love with them. Protect yourself from this new malware email trick.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 28, 2014]

Banking Trojan Alert: MS Word macros spreading Dridex

An ongoing Dridex spam campaign uses malicious macros in Microsoft Word documents to spread the credential-grabbing banking trojan.

Security Knowledge [Oct, 28, 2014]

Internet Zombie Defense Training, or: How Not to Become a Bot

Going on the Internet can be like walking through a post-apocalyptic city, where half the people you pass want to eat your brain. Don’t want to get bit? Then you should know about botnets.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 24, 2014]

CryptoWall Malvertisments on Yahoo, AOL, Match.com and More

A very large CryptoWall malvertising campaign has affected a number of top websites including: AOL, The Atlantic, Match.com, and three Yahoo subdomains.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 22, 2014]

Widespread Windows Zero Day affecting Microsoft Office Files

CVE-2014-6352 allows remote execution of malicious code through MS Office files. All supported versions of Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003, are affected.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 22, 2014]

Android Outbreak: Koler ransomware has learned how to worm

A new strain of the Koler Police Locker ransomware spreads by spamming every single person in your contacts list, through SMS. Watch out for those shortlinks!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 21, 2014]

Point of Sale Alert: Staples Investigating Potential Data Breach

A number of banks on the US east coast believe that at least some Staples retail locations have been infected with point of sale malware.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 16, 2014]

Warning: There’s a rabid POODLE running loose in SSL

A new Internet-wide security vulnerability affecting SSLv3 can lead to compromised accounts. Find out if you’re affected, and learn how to put this POODLE in the pound.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 16, 2014]

Alert: Microsoft Zero Day from Sandworm Cyberspies!

A new zero day affects all supported versions of Microsoft Windows. It’s been used to spy on governments, and if you’re not protected it could be used to spy on you.

Reviews & Awards [Oct, 16, 2014]

Emsisoft wins Advanced+ at AV-Comparatives File Detection Test

They say change is the only constant. But what about Emsisoft Anti-Malware topping the charts whenever AV-Comparatives runs one of its tests?

Security Knowledge [Oct, 14, 2014]

The Internet Is A Dangerous Place

The most frightening thing about it? Malware authors are continually improving and inventing new threats. Today, most users who get infected don’t even realize it – and when they do, they’re left wondering how and why.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 13, 2014]

Android Alert: Selfmite spams all your contacts through SMS

Texters beware: A new variant of the Selfmite Android worm can spam-text every single person on your contacts list through SMS.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 13, 2014]

Watch out for this new iPhone infrared pin number hack

Futuristic hack alert: Infrared iPhone cameras are being used to steal pin numbers! Learn how to protect yourself with one simple, low-tech trick.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 9, 2014]

Privacy Alert: Adobe’s Digital Editions eReader is tracking what you read

Do you use Adobe Digital Editions to read eBooks? If so, you might be sharing more about yourself with the company (and potentially others) than you’d expect.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 9, 2014]

Attack of the Qbot: 6 years, 800,000 online banking transactions sniffed

Q: What’s been around for 6 years, has infected roughly 500,000 Windows-based PCs, and has intercepted 800,000 online banking transactions? A: Qbot.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 8, 2014]

Apps like StealthGenie make mobile spyware accessible to anyone

Mobile spyware is cheap, real, and so easy to use that anyone can pull the trigger. Doesn’t that make it worse than governmental malware?

Alerts & Outbreaks [Oct, 6, 2014]

Researcher claims Yahoo! servers have been compromised using Shellshock

Data breach alert: Reports indicate that at least two Yahoo! web servers, WinZip.com, and Lycos have been hacked through use of the critical Shellshock Bash Bug.