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CCleaner Users, Update Right Now: Hackers Injected Malware Into The App, Infecting 2.3 Million

Users of the popular Windows app CCleaner should immediately check if the software installed in their computers are of the latest version. Hackers have compromised one version of the program by injecting malware into its official installation package.

Security September 18, 2017

About 5.3 Billion Bluetooth Devices At Risk Of Malware Via 'BlueBorne' Exploit

Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.

Gadgets September 13, 2017

Google's Safe Browsing Tool Keeps More Than 3 Billion Devices Away From Malware And Phishing

Google has proudly announced that its Safe Browsing tool is protecting more than 3 billion devices from malicious websites that attempt to phish users or install malware.

Google September 12, 2017

Spyware Apps On Google Play That Secretly Recorded Audio, Took Photos Without Permission Now Removed

A security firm was able to identify a malicious family of spyware apps called SonicSpy, three of which were able to make it onto Google Play. These apps, which have now been removed, were capable of spying on its users.

Security August 14, 2017

Hackers Infect Computer With Malware Encoded In Strand Of DNA: Should We All Panic?

A team of biologists and security researchers used DNA encoded with malware to compromise a computer. Should we all panic now that hackers are moving from exploiting computers to exploiting the human body?

Security August 11, 2017

WannaCry Hero's Dark Past Comes Back To Haunt Him? Cybersecurity Expert Arrested For Allegedly Unleashing Banking Malware

Marcus Hutchins, the man credited for stopping the spread of the WananCry ransomware in May, has been arrested by the FBI. Hutchins allegedly created, maintained, and sold a banking malware in the past.

Security August 4, 2017

Mysterious Mac Malware Goes Undetected For Several Years: With FruitFly Around, Apple Fans Are Not As Safe As They Thought

Synack chief security researcher Patrick Wardle shed more light on FruitFly, a mysterious malware that has infected Mac computers for at least five years. According to Wardle, the malware was created probably for 'perverse reasons.'

Apple July 25, 2017

Google Rolls Out Panic Detection Mode In Android 7.1 Nougat To Protect Users From Malware: How Does It Work?

Google quietly added a new panic detection mode in Android 7.1 Nougat. The feature will help users fight back against malware trying to hijack their Android devices, and here is how it works.

Google July 11, 2017

CopyCat Malware Spread to 14 Million Android Devices Last Year

The CopyCat malware turned out to be very effective. Overall, the malware infected more than 14 million devices and earned the creators more than a million dollars.

Security July 8, 2017

Microsoft's Annoying Windows 10 Update Reminders To Start Again, But Don't Ignore Them Unless You Want Malware

Microsoft will start bugging you to update Windows 10 to the Creators Update if you're behind, but with all the malware that's been going around, it's probably best you listen.

Microsoft July 3, 2017

The 'Petya' Ransomware: What We Know And How To Protect Your PC

Only weeks following WannaCry, a new form of malware is wreaking havoc. Here's what we know about the Petya malware and how to stop it.

Security June 28, 2017

Xavier Android Malware Found In Over 800 Google Play Store Apps: How Is It Different From Other Malware?

A new Android malware named Xavier was detected in over 800 apps on the Google Play Store. Here's what makes Xavier different and more dangerous from other malware, and what you can do to protect yourself.

Google June 26, 2017

CRASHOVERRIDE: Malware That Took Down A Ukraine Power Grid?

In 2016, a malware attack knocked out the power grid in Kiev, Ukraine for an hour a week before Christmas. Cybersecurity researchers may have now discovered the malware that was used in the attack - CRASHOVERRIDE.

Security June 12, 2017

Oops, They Did It Again: Russian Hackers Tapped Britney Spears's Instagram Account To Post Coded Messages

A Slovakian cybersecurity firm has found that Russian hackers used Britney Spears's Instagram account for a malware operation. The hackers posted coded messages linking to the Turla hacker server.

Security June 9, 2017

Chinese Malware 'Fireball' Burns 250 Million Computers: Here's What It Can Do And How To Check If Your PC Is Infected

Check Point discovered Fireball, a Chinese malware operation that has infected 250 million of computers worldwide. Here's why the malware is a very dangerous security threat and how users can check if their computer is compromised.

Security June 4, 2017

Judy Malware Infects Up To 36.5 Million Android Devices: Here Are Some Tips To Stay Safe Online

A set of apps under the name of Judy are actually malicious ad-clicking malware, security firm Check Point has found out. Here’s how to keep your Android device safe from malware.

Security May 28, 2017

Chipotle Data Breach Affected Most Restaurants: Hackers Stole Customers' Credit Card Information

Chipotle has suffered a malware attack and security breach, which affected a slew of Chipotle and Pizzeria Locale restaurants. Hackers stole credit/ debit card information, so customers should check for any unauthorized transactions.

Security May 27, 2017

Binge Watchers, Beware: Hackers Are Using Subtitle Files To Spread Malware And Take Over Computers

Security researchers have discovered an exploit in various media players that allow hackers to use subtitles in spreading malware and taking over computers. Here are the affected apps, and how you can protect yourself from the subtitles hack.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Hackers Behind WannaCry Ransomware Announce Monthly Data Dump That Could Include Intel On Nuclear Weapons Programs

The identities of the hackers behind the WannaCry attacks have yet to be revealed, but we do know that a group calling itself Shadow Brokers was responsible for supplying the stolen data. Now that group is offering a monthly data dump that allegedly includes information on nuclear weapon programs.

Security May 17, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Wreaks Havoc Across 150 Countries: How To Protect Yourself Against Such Attacks

A dangerous new ransomware called 'WannaCry' has been wreaking havoc recently, spreading with an unprecedented global reach. It's already hit more than 150 countries worldwide, so here's how it works and what you can do to stay safe.

Security May 16, 2017

Microsoft Scrambles To Fix 'Crazy Bad' Zero-Day Vulnerability In Windows: What Makes The Bug So Dangerous?

Microsoft has rolled out an emergency patch to fix a severe zero-day bug in Windows that exposes users to massive risk. Why is the bug considered to be the worst remote code execution vulnerability for Windows in recent memory?

Microsoft May 11, 2017

Hackers Inject Malware Into Video App HandBrake For Mac: How To Check If Your Computer Is Compromised

Hackers were able to compromise one of the download mirrors for the Mac version of the popular open source video transcoder app HandBrake. Users who recently downloaded the software are advised to check if their computer has been infected with malware.

Security May 9, 2017

Antivirus Webroot Flags Windows System Files As Malicious, Gives Users Serious Headaches

Windows users are having fits after antivirus Webroot flagged several Windows files as harmful. The company is already looking for ways to fix the mishap.

Security April 26, 2017

Malware Called BrickerBot Is Bricking Vulnerable IoT Devices, Rendering Them Completely Useless

A new kind of malware called BrickerBot is attacking Internet of Things devices again, this time rendering them completely useless and inoperable. Here’s what it does.

Security April 11, 2017

Security Alert: Hackers Exploiting Microsoft Word To Infect Computers With Malware

Software security experts have discovered a security flaw inside Microsoft Word. Attackers exploit this vulnerability to install a malware, which they spread via email.

Security April 11, 2017

This Ransomware Does Not Demand For Money: You'll Have To Master An Anime Bullet Hell Game

A new kind of ransomware, named Rensenware, does not demand payment to unlock encrypted files. Instead, victims will have to score 200 million points on the Lunatic level of anime bullet hell shooter 'Touhou Seirensen.'

Security April 9, 2017

WhatsApp And Telegram Allowed Hackers To Hijack Accounts With Just 1 Image: Here's What Happened

WhatsApp and Telegram, two messaging apps renowned for their security, had a severe security flaw that left 'hundreds of millions of accounts' exposed. Check Point Security researchers recently notified the two companies and both WhatsApp and Telegram have since patched the vulnerability.

Security March 15, 2017

New Android Smartphones Found To Be Already Infected By Malware: Are You At Risk?

Cybersecurity company Check Point discovered that 38 new Android devices came pre-installed with malware and ransomware. The findings raised fresh concerns on Android security, and here is what you can do to avoid the risk.

Security March 12, 2017

Windows Malware Alert: Over 130 Apps On Google Play Store Attempted To Infect Users

The Google Play Store was affected by malware which led to over 130 apps installing malicious Windows files. The malware contained concealed IFrames which linked users to local HTML pages containing malicious domains.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Android Security: How Google Scans Billions Of Apps To Keep Malware At Bay

Android Security has an overwhelming task to keep the Android Universe free from malware. We look at how the company is able to handle this daunting task.

Security February 28, 2017

Hackers Used Eavesdropping Malware To Spy On Ukranian Businesses, Security Experts Reveal

A malware named “Operation BugDrop” has been used by the hackers for collecting information and data from Ukrainian business. The bug was first discovered by intelligence firm CyberX.

Security February 19, 2017

Cybersecurity: SonicWall Threat Report Shows Malware Slightly Dropped, But Ransomware Surged In 2016

Cybersecurity company SonicWall released its latest global cyber threat report for 2016, detailing the state of cybersecurity. According to the report, malware saw a slight drop, but ransomware surged tremendously.

Security February 8, 2017

Watch Out For SpyNote RAT, Poses As Netflix App To Steal Your Data

A new spyware dubbed SpyNote RAT mimics the Netflix app with the purpose of stealing user data. Using the spyware, hackers can eavesdrop on a user's conversations, view contact lists, and files stored on the mobile device.

Security January 27, 2017

BEWARE: After HummingBad, Malware 'HummingWhale' Infects Android: 2 Million Downloads On Google Play Store

A new version of the malware that attacked mobile devices last year has resurfaced. Dubbed as the 'HummingWhale' by security experts, the malware made money out of hijacked ad views made from infected phones.

Defense January 24, 2017

Dumb WhatsApp Scam Spreads Malware, Touting 'Free Internet' Without Wi-Fi: Beware

A new WhatsApp scam is making rounds, touting 'free internet' without Wi-Fi. The scam requires users to forward the message to 13 friends or 5 groups to activate the offer, but it just brings malware.

Security January 15, 2017

Is This Malware Spreading Through Images On Facebook And LinkedIn? Here's How To Protect Yourself

Security firm Check Point reported that the Locky ransomware is being propagated through a new method named ImageGate. Attackers are forcing users to download infected image files on Facebook and LinkedIn to spread the malware.

Security November 28, 2016

New Malware Lets Hackers Listen To Your Conversations Via Your Headphones

A group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel has found a new security threat. They discovered that a RealTek audio codec chip feature in most computers today can be maneuvered to turn headphones into audio-recording devices.

Security November 23, 2016

Microsoft Warns Users Of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Installer: What You Need To Know

A new security threat looms over Windows users. The attackers are emulating the BSoD error screen in order to lure users into installing a fake copy of Microsoft Security Essentials and calling a scam support line.

Microsoft October 25, 2016

Chinese Firm Confirms Its DVRs, Internet-Connected Cameras Were Pawns In Friday's DDoS Attack

A Chinese electronics maker confirmed that its DVRs and internet-connected cameras were used as pawns in Friday's massive DDoS attack. Mirai malware-powered botnets were behind at least some of the disruption that took down Reddit, Netflix, Twitter and others.

Security October 23, 2016

Android Malware: Ghost Push Trojan Still Threatens More Than Half Of Android Devices

Beware: more than half of Android devices still run the risk of being infected by an old malware dubbed Ghost Push. The trojan hides behind popular apps, ad links and short links downloaded and clicked by users.

Security October 17, 2016

The Email Scanner That US Told Yahoo To Install Was Not A Simple Program: It Was Malware That Resembled A Hacking Tool

The software that United States told Yahoo to install to scan through user emails was not a simple program, according to a Motherboard report. Sources claim that it more closely resembled a rootkit, which is a tool used by hackers.

Security October 8, 2016

Spotify's Free Version Momentarily Had Malware In Its Ads

A number of Spotify Free listeners have reported that some advertisements in the service were forcing users' default browsers to open up ads rife with malware. Spotify has since fixed the issue, and has promised to continue monitoring the situation.

Apps/Software October 6, 2016

How To Keep Your Android Device Malware Free

Malware is finding its way to Android devices at an increasing rate, and this year has seen several creatively named ones pop up. Here are the latest tips to keep Android devices safe from malware.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 1, 2016

Malicious 'DressCode' Malware Now Spreading Across App Stores

Trend Micro announced that the Google Play Store is anything but safe. The security experts highlighted that a number of apps are carrying the DressCode malware, which is able to exploit both home and enterprise networks.

Security October 1, 2016

Capcom Relaunches 'Street Fighter V' Update For The PC: No More Malware Risks, Urien Now Safe To Play

Capcom rolled back the 'Street Fighter V' update for the PC because of malware risks, and now it relaunched an earlier version of the game with all the September content.

Video Games September 24, 2016

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