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Taking Steps to Fight Back Against Ransomware

Ransomware is an attack in which malware encrypts files and extorts money from victims. It has become a favorite among cybercriminals because it is easy to develop, simple to execute, and does a very good job of compelling users to pay to regain access to their precious files or systems. Show More Summary

Piracy sites are baiting consumers with free content as malware lies in wait, new report says

Advocates have tried just about everything to protect Hollywood intellectual property. But attempts at legislation have floundered, and persuading people to give up illegal downloads has proved a Sisyphean task.  Now activists are trying a new tactic — appealing to people’s fears by pointing out...

Internet safety group turns its attention to malware in anti-piracy report

Advocates have tried just about everything to protect Hollywood intellectual property. But attempts at legislation have floundered, and persuading people to give up illegal downloads has proved a Sisyphean task.  Now activists are trying a new tactic — appealing to people’s fears by pointing out...

Trojanized Propaganda App Uses Twitter to Infect, Spy on Terrorist Sympathizers

The Mobile Malware Research Team of Intel Security has discovered in recent weeks a number of new threats in the Middle East. In May, we uncovered a spying campaign targeting cybersecurity professionals in Saudi Arabia. This week, the...Show More Summary

Not all Smartphones are Equally Secure: Introducing DTEK50 by BlackBerry

That device you carry around? It's not just your phone. It’s all your photos, your bank account, your work documents, your browsing history. With cybercrime and malware on the rise, it’s time for everyone to take a close look at howShow More Summary

A History of Ransomware: Where It Started & Where It’s Going

Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents the normal access to a system or files, unless the victim pays a ransom. Most people are familiar with the crypto-ransomware variants, where files are encased in uncrackable encryption, but the paradigm is actually much older than that. Show More Summary

Why The Suspected Russian Hack Of The DNC Is Such A Game Changer

Malware apparently used in the attack, and the servers it was configured to talk to, have been previously linked to Vladimir Putin's regime. As the FBI confirmed that it's investigating the recent hack that led to last week's disclosure...Show More Summary

MPAA Front Group, Pretending To Represent Consumer Interests, Slams CloudFlare For Not Censoring The Internet

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So you may have seen reports last week charging CloudFlare and some other tech companies with "aiding" internet malware pushers. The "report," called "Enabling Malware" was announced in a press release last week from the Digital Citizens...Show More Summary

Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN

A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC. Now,Show More Summary

Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN

A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC. Now,Show More Summary

How The Cybersecurity Industry Is Coping With A Skills Shortage

We live in a world of malware and malicious hackers. So why aren't there more experts trained to fight these threats? Security breaches and digital attacks are a regular part of the news cycle these days. An even scarier reality is that, according to experts, there aren't enough people trained to fend off these cyber raids. Read Full Story

Digital Citizens Slam Cloudflare For Enabling Piracy & Malware

Consumer interest group Digital Citizens Alliance has published a new report highlighting the connection between pirate sites and malware delivery. The group says that as many as one in three pirate sites are engaged in the practice,...Show More Summary

Stagefright-style vulnerability discovered in OS X and iOS, update for protection

Security researchers last year discovered what they described as ‘the worst Android vulnerability ever,’ able to infect a phone with malware simply by sending an MMS message to it. The vulnerability, dubbed Stagefright, didn’t even require...Show More Summary

iOS, Mac vulnerabilities allow remote code execution through a single image

Researchers have discovered that image files can bury malware, allowing malicious code access without detection.

Phishing Attacks Employ Old but Effective Password Stealer

A few months ago we received a sample from a customer that turned out to be a password stealer (PWS). One thing about this malware stood out: the subdirectory used in the access panel URL. It contained the string “=U=TEAM” (which we have obfuscated). Show More Summary

Android 7.0 Smartphones To Have Strictly Enforced Verified Boot With Forward Error Correction

The Android team detailed how a new security feature (strictly enforced verified boot with forward error correction) will protect Android devices from boot-level malware.

Cyber Crooks Get CiCi's Employees To Install Malware on Payment Terminals

The Texas-based restaurant chain says employees were duped into installing malware on POS system

Android Nougat won’t boot if your phone has malware

Google has revealed a new boot check in Android Nougat that prevents the phone from loading if your phone is corrupt, has malware or has been modified.

Android Nougat will strictly enforce verified boot

Android Nougat will begin strictly enforcing verified boot on Android devices, a move that will make it harder for malware to hide on smartphones and tablets. But it could also cause devices with corrupted data or modified bootloaders to fail to boot up.

How to Tell If You’re Infected with Malware

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