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Manhunt for the Creator of a Malware 'Masterpiece'

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, once described by a cybersecurity expert as the "most prolific bank robber in the world," ended up on a different list altogether in December: as one of the individuals noted in then-President Obama's sanctions against Russia for trying to influence the election. As Garrett M. Graff explains...

New Word macro malware infects macOS and Windows

17 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Another form of Microsoft Word malware that infects both macOS and Windows machines has been detected. The malicious VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code is buried in a Word document macro and automatically adapts its attack depending on the operating system used. Show More Summary

Secure Your Facebook With These 6 Simple Tricks

Facebook’s ubiquity makes it dangerous in so many ways. Aside from the threat of picking up malware, the ever-present risk of someone hacking your account — plus privacy issues from Facebook itself — mean you must be vigilant when using the service. Show More Summary

Microsoft Word macro malware automatically adapts attack techniques for macOS, Windows

A form of Word macro-based malware has been uncovered that can affect both macOS and Windows users when executed, with the malicious file modifying its attack method depending on which operating system it detects it is being run wit...

You Don't Really Need An Anti-Virus App Anymore

Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Show More Summary

The Clever ‘DoubleAgent’ Attack Turns Antivirus Into Malware

The bug potentially puts every Windows antivirus program at risk, but also hints at more fundamental problems with relying on AV. The post The Clever 'DoubleAgent' Attack Turns Antivirus Into Malware appeared first on WIRED.

Bitcoin scams: Beware of crooks trying to steal your cryptocurrency with these schemes

Cybercriminals are successfully taking advantage of social media and naivety to steal Bitcoin and distribute malware.

Your Mac Is Not as Secure as You Think – Here Are the Reasons

Apple products may be expensive and receive a lot of media hype. But they’re far more capable when it comes to security against malware and viruses. Unlike the NT based Windows OS, Mac OS is UNIX based that requires substantial authorization before allowing any program from functioning. Show More Summary

These are the phones that receive regular security patches, according to Google

Pixels, a lot of Nexus devices, and a few names that are a welcome addition. In its 2016 Android security year in review post, Google highlighted steps it has taken over the course of the year to thrawt malware and malicious apps on the Play Store. Show More Summary

Advanced System Protector: Your Last Resort Against Malware

Malware, computer viruses and Trojans have existed ever since the first use of computer networks. These malicious programs are designed specifically to infiltrate users’ computer networks and cause damage. While most such viruses started...Show More Summary

Evil Malware Turns Antivirus Software Against PCs

A new proof-of-concept exploit known as DoubleAgent can not only hijack antivirus software, but use said software to deliver further attacks.

Android security report: Google aims to clean up "unwanted software" in 2017

As Google tackles malware on Android devices, it's also starting to take note of the distinct risk of apps that collect data without consent.

Windows 10: DoubleAgent zero-day hijacks Microsoft tool to turn antivirus into malware

Microsoft's Application Verifier tool can be used by attackers to grab control of antivirus software, researchers say.

You Don't Really Need An Anti-Virus App Anymore

Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Show More Summary

Watch out for these tax-themed phishing and malware scams

With the US tax deadline approaching, it's prime time for cybercriminals to attempt to steal your money or data.

World’s first computer virus hit the Apple II 35 years ago

35 years ago, the first piece of malware to ever spread out in the wild came into existence. Dubbed "Elk Cloner" and created by a 15-year old programmer named Rich Skrenta, Elk Cloner was a boot sector virus that targeted the Apple II and spread via floppy disk. Show More Summary

Russian pleads guilty to charge related to Citadel malware

A Russian man who helped develop and distribute a malicious software designed to steal personal financial information has pleaded guilty to a computer fraud charge.

Russian ATMs Spit Out Cash After Malware Attack

Russian daily Kommersant reports that the Bank of Russia detected malware that hides inside ATM’s operating memory which "forces" them to dispense cash to anyone who enters certain code on its keyboard. The paper cites the deputy head...Show More Summary

Govt Admits 29 Lakh Debit Cards Being Malware Infected; UPI, BHIM Data Compromised, But Are Banks Hiding it?

When it comes to the security of financial data and privacy, it seems that India has hit a new low. While Govt. of India has admitted that close to 30 lakh debit cards were infected by malware, which threatened financial privacy andShow More Summary

You Don't Really Need an Anti-Virus App Anymore

Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Windows has much more robust security options… Read more...

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