Emsisoft News [Mar, 31, 2015]

Emsisoft Online Armor was replaced by Emsisoft Internet Security

As of today, we have stopped selling Emsisoft Online Armor. New license activations will only be possible until end of May 2015. The official end of technical support will be March 31, 2016.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 29, 2015]

VaultCrypt ransomware offers fake customer support

Like most other variants of ransomware, VaultCrypt encrypts files, but instead of directly asking for a ransom, it directs users to their so called “customer support” website.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 26, 2015]

Installer hijack vulnerability threatens almost half of all Android devices

Almost 50% of all Android devices are vulnerable to an Installer hijack. This may lead to unauthorized installation of adware or malware.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 26, 2015]

Unauthorized certificates being used for Google domains

Google discovered that several domains have been issuing unauthorized SSL certificates, which were misused to insert a man-in-the middle proxy. Chrome and Firefox users are safe.

Emsisoft Lab, Emsisoft News [Mar, 25, 2015]

Antivirus, Anti-Malware, Anti-PUP? What is Emsisoft really?

Numbers don’t lie: it seems we have literally become an “Anti-PUP” company! Almost 80% of all malware we detect is made up of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 25, 2015]

Twitch user accounts possibly compromised

The popular gaming network Twitch sends out emails to customers telling them that their private data may have been leaked. Accounts have been un-linked and passwords reset.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 24, 2015]

MRI images show brains becoming inactive while answering security prompts

As per MRI data brains seem to become inactive while answering security alerts due to their redundant nature. This calls for a new warning system to be put in place so that users make much better informed security decisions.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 24, 2015]

Security bug shows how BIOSes of most manufacturers are prone to infection

At a recent security conference researchers suggest BIOS malware is a lively and pertinent threat. The LightEater bug can be exploited to compromise millions of systems from popular manufacturers like HP, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 24, 2015]

Sophisticated new breed of Point-of-Sale malware discovered

The malware, dubbed PoSeidon by Cisco, targets retailer’s PoS systems in order to steal their customer’s credit card information.

Emsisoft News [Mar, 23, 2015]

Emsisoft Anti-Malware & Internet Security released

This is a maintenance release for improved usability, speed, detection and stability.

Emsisoft News [Mar, 23, 2015]

AV-Comparatives Survey: Emsisoft #8 most common antivirus in Europe!

AV-Comparatives has released its 2015 annual security survey revealing several key security findings based on thousands of respondents. The results showcase Emsisoft to rank favorably among many other of the top security products.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 21, 2015]

WhatsApp scam falsely promises early access to voice calling

While users anxiously wait for WhatsApp’s new voice calling feature, scammers look to make some money out of their impatience.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 19, 2015]

SMS Trojan Podec bypasses CAPTCHA on Android phones

A new version of SMS Trojan Podec emerged that can bypass CAPTCHA protection, turn devices into bots and subscribe to various paid packages without user authorization.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 14, 2015]

New Cryptolocker variant attacks games

A new variant of the widespread ransomware, Cryptolocker encrypts game files including saves and DLC. Several popular game titles are affected and the usual Cryptolocker remedies do not provide an easy solution making this ransomware a serious threat.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 12, 2015]

The end of FREAK: Massive SSL vulnerability finally patched

The SSL crippling FREAK vulnerability that existed for over a decade is finally patched by Google, Apple and Microsoft. Security updates were distributed this week to users on all supported platforms.

Security Knowledge [Mar, 11, 2015]

Mind the PUP: Top download portals to avoid

Do the most popular download portals really offer the clean and safe downloads that they claim?

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 9, 2015]

Ransomware Cryptowall makes a comeback via malicious help files

Malware has just entered new territories. Bitdefender discovered a new type of attack in which users are spammed with emails containing help files laced with ransomware.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 7, 2015]

uTorrent bundles bitcoin miner “EpicScale” with latest update

According to recent reports, uTorrent, one of the world’s most popular torrent clients, is bundling bitcoin mining software called “EpicScale” with its latest version. Some even suggest that this is done without the user’s consent.