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.

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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Security Knowledge [Jan, 27, 2015]

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

Find out how to spot potentially unwanted programs and how to get rid of PUPs effectively.

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.

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.

[Jan, 22, 2015]

Zero Day Alert: Flash Player vulnerability exploited

It’s probably smart to remove or disable your Flash player, at least in the next few days. A new zero-day exploit has been discovered that attacks unknowing website visitors through a drive-by download attack.

Security Knowledge [Jan, 17, 2015]

Has the antivirus industry gone mad?

Toolbars, adware, plugins or other downloads sneak onto your computer while installing free antivirus software.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 15, 2015]

Keysweeper: proof that it’s relatively simple to hack a wireless keyboard

For just $10, a hacker can create a camouflaged USB charging device that tracks and logs everything you type on a wireless keyboard.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 13, 2015]

North Korea’s official news site delivers malware

Hackers use the “watering hole” technique in order to steal passwords. The malware still have security researchers scratching their heads on what else it can do.

Security Knowledge [Jan, 12, 2015]

Hackers Anonymous declare (cyber)war on terrorists after Paris attacks

The hackers group promises the world to track online activity, close social media accounts and jihadist websites of terrorists plus everything else in power to shut terrorists down online.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 10, 2015]

Hacker group LizardSquad used home routers to attack Xbox and Playstation game servers

Your router could have been hacked and turned into a zombie bot to knock off the Xbox Live and Sony Playstation Network game servers during Christmas!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 9, 2015]

The Huffington Post hacked! Advertisements were laced with ransomware

Hackers placed ransomware ads on the Huffington Post website demanding for USD$300.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 8, 2015]

Spam email Emotet steals bank account credentials from German language users

The spam emails try to lure users with misleading, fake invoices from banks, telephone companies and even PayPal in order to steal bank account credentials.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 7, 2015]

Updated ‘Cryptowall 2.0’ Targets Windows Using the TOR Network

Ransomware ‘Cryptowall 2.0’ is using the TOR network to mask its tracks. It encrypts users data and asks for ransom in return for the key to unencrypt the data.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2015]

Microsoft plans to kill off Internet Explorer and introduce ‘Spartan’ with Windows 10

Will Microsoft ditch IE and move to Spartan? With Windows 10 getting ready to be released, Microsoft aims to be a more diverse company.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2015]

Google publishes Microsoft Windows vulnerability after 90 days of notice!

On December 29, Google published the Microsoft Windows 8.1 vulnerability after giving the company 90 days to fix.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2015]

Spam email delivers Microsoft Office macro trojan malware

Microsoft warns that hackers are using email to phish for users to turn on the macro features in Microsoft Office in order to install malware.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jan, 4, 2015]

New Ransomware Alert: CryptoLocker copycat PClock discovered

Infamous ransomware Cryptolocker has a new copycat called PClock that prompts users to pay 1 bitcoin (approximately USD$300) ransom within 72 hours after files are encrypted. Emsisoft developed a decrypter to get rid of this piece of new ransomware.