Security Knowledge [Feb, 26, 2015]

62% of the Top 50 applications bundle toolbars and other PUPs

Have PUPs won the battle and taken over

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 25, 2015]

PrivDog, a Comodo add-on also bypasses SSL security

PrivDog, a browser add-on promoted by the security company, Comodo has a vulnerability that makes it worse than SuperFish, the adware distributed by Lenovo. It allows attackers to bypass SSL security using the same man-in-the-middle concept.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 22, 2015]

Beware of Babar: the spyware created by the French Secret Service

Babar is yet another example of government agencies actively using malware and hack tools to spy.

[Feb, 20, 2015]

Multinational SIM cards manufacturer Gemalto hacked by NSA and GCHQ

Gemalto, a multinational supplier that produces about 2 billion SIM cards a year, has been compromised at a large scale.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 19, 2015]

Warning! Lenovo pre-loads “Superfish” adware that bypasses SSL security on new laptops

Lenovo has been caught pre-loading the adware “Superfish” onto new consumer laptops, possibly exposing users to some major security flaws.

Reviews & Awards [Feb, 19, 2015]

VB100 Award: Emsisoft ranks 2nd out of 27 in PC slowdown test

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is steadily building up long chains of success in Virus Bulletin’s VB100 results, indicating our ongoing dedication to quality.

Emsisoft News [Feb, 19, 2015]

Special: backup software for free with your order at Emsisoft

For a limited time only, users receive a FREE one-year license for Rebit6 (worth $39.95) when buying or renewing Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Internet Security.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 15, 2015]

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks through malware “Carbanak”

In possibly the largest bank theft ever, cyber criminals targeted bank employee’s computers directly by infecting them with malware in order to steal money.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 12, 2015]

Facebook launches new network ThreatExchange to share internet threats

Facebook teamed up with a few other internet companies to share information on internet security threats.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 6, 2015]

Internet Explorer vulnerability puts user credentials at risk

A major vulnerability in the latest version of Internet Explorer puts users at risk. Once again it seems to be related to XSS, which might allow cybercriminals to steal login credentials by luring unsuspecting users to a malicious website.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 4, 2015]

Another Flash vulnerability

Still using Flash? Here is more troubling news. Yet another zero day vulnerability is found in Adobe Flash making it prone to exploitation by hackers.