Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2014]

Zberp Banking Trojan: A Hybrid of Carberp and Zeus

It’s official: Zeus and Carberp have gotten hitched and hybridized. Malware authors have combined source code from the financial Trojans to produce Zberp, a new variant that targets 450 banking institutions around the world.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2014]

ALERT: Spotify Has Been Hacked

Attention music lovers: Spotify has been hacked! The popular music streaming website has posted an announcement which states that someone gained unauthorized access to their systems and internal company data.

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [May, 23, 2014]

New Facebook Features Focus on Privacy and Malware

This week, Facebook has introduced two new privacy and security measures related to malware cleanup and user privacy.

Security Knowledge [May, 22, 2014]

Will passwords become a thing of the past?

Will the constant onslaught of data breaches mean that passwords and other server stored credentials lose their value and become obsolete tokens of the past?

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 22, 2014]

Zero Day Alert: Unpatched Vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8

ALERT: An unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 can be exploited via malicious links and attachments and can allow direct access to your PC.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 21, 2014]

ALERT: You need to change your eBay password, now.

Attention eBay users: eBay has confirmed a data breach affecting all user accounts. Compromised information includes: customer names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. It is recommended that all eBay users change their passwords as soon as possible.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 21, 2014]

Global Security Alert: China Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

Today the headlines read that China is banning the Windows 8 operating system on all government computers. Dramatic enough for you? Well, hold on just a sec.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 21, 2014]

ALERT: The Google Drive Phishing Scam Returns!

Watch out: A highly convincing Google Drive phishing scam is back. Fortunately, its authors made a mistake, but this time around it can infect you with malware.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2014]

U.S. Charges Chinese Military Hackers with Cyber Espionage

This Monday, the United States Department of Justice made unprecedented cyber espionage charges against 5 members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2014]

BlackShades RAT Users – Busted

European law enforcement agencies have coordinated with the FBI to crackdown on international cybercrime, specifically targeting individuals who have downloaded the BlackShades remote administration tool (RAT).

Alerts & Outbreaks, Security Knowledge [May, 15, 2014]

Why you need an anti-malware app (but not a rogue one)

A lot of attention has been shifted towards smartphone security: from device manufacturers, governments, software developers, and malware authors alike. All of this points to a future where mobile security is a primary concern.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 14, 2014]

PayPal Vulnerability Publically Disclosed

Independent bug bounty researchers have just publicly disclosed a vulnerability affecting PayPal’s MOS (Multi-Order Shipping) Web Application.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 13, 2014]

Patch Tuesday: It Doesn’t Apply to Windows XP

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, “Patch Tuesday.” That means it’s time for some Microsoft issued updates…unless you are still running Windows XP.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 12, 2014]

Want Instagram on your PC? Watch out for PUPs

PUPs for Instagram? It might sound like a round about way to spread potentially unwanted programs, but with 200 million+ users it’s a low effort strategy to PUP payoff.

Emsisoft News [May, 9, 2014]

Purchase Emsisoft for Mom and Donate to Save the Children

Purchase Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Internet Security for Mom by May 16th, 2014, and for every order you place Emsisoft will donate 1 baby blanket to the Save the Children Foundation.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 8, 2014]

Covert Redirect Security Flaw in Sites Using OAuth and OpenID

Covert Redirect is a security flaw that affects websites that use the OAuth and OpenID identity verification systems. It is a problem, but it is not “the next Heartbleed.”

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 7, 2014]

Warning: Dropbox and Box File Sharing Security Bug

Do you use Dropbox or Box to backup your most important files and share them with your co-workers or friends? If so, you might just be sharing them with somebody else you’ve never even met.

Security Knowledge [May, 5, 2014]

What is a hash? (2a2c2075f67a55e2f170b9af7e2212d0cc9f70f9)

Anyway you hash it, cryptography is complex. This little lesson on hashes is designed to help our users decipher one of computer security’s most cryptic terms.