Welcome Guest (Log In | Create Account)
New Member? Join for free.


New to Bleeping Computer?

Bleeping Computer is a community devoted to providing free original content consisting of computer help and tutorials in such a way that the beginning computer user can understand.

Getting started using our community is extremely easy! Just follow the easy steps outlined in our Welcome Guide!

News
Posted by quietman7 on Jul 10 2014, 04:30 PM
Crypto certificates impersonating Google and Yahoo pose threat to Windows usersPeople using Internet Explorer and possibly other Windows applications could be at risk of attacks that abuse counterfeit encryption certificates recently discovered masquerading as legitimate credentials for Google, Yahoo, and possibly an unlimited number of other Internet properties....The result is that IE and other apps that rely on Windows to know which certificates to trust have no reliable way of detecting the bogus credentials at the moment. Worse still, at this early stage in the investigation, there's no way of knowing ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by on Jul 10 2014, 02:11 PM
CryptoWall is a file-encrypting ransomware program that was released around the end of April 2014 that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. The media is commonly confusing CryptoWall with the CryptoLocker infection, when it is much more similar to the CryptoDefense ransomware. The most apparent similarity being that CryptoWall's Decryption Service is almost identical to the one for CryptoDefense.

[Read Entire CryptoWall Removal Guide]


Posted by Stolen on Jul 02 2014, 06:25 PM
Were You 1 of the 698,003? Facebook Human Subject Experiment   Stolen July 2, 2014 // 4:25 PM CDT Illustration of Facebook algorithm   Facebook conducted “emotion experiments” on almost 700,000 users without their consent or knowledge for one week in 2012 by intentionally trying to make users feel happy or sad through filtering their content. The details of the experiments came to light in the last few days after the initial report was published.    Facebook discovered it can make users feel happier or sadder by manipulating news feeds. In the report, terms such as “emotional contagion” ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by on Jun 24 2014, 03:13 PM
At BleepingComputer.com we routinely hear about or directly receive special offers and deals from companies for the visitors of our site. Instead of trying to figure out the proper forum to place these offers, we have instead created a dedicated forum to announce them in. This forum is called BleepingComputer Offers and Deals and will contain individual topics for the various offers provided to BleepingComputer.com or that we think are useful for our visitors. These topics can also be used to discuss the various offers so that other visitors can determine if the product or service is something ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by quietman7 on Jun 16 2014, 07:43 PM
Pandemiya: Entirely new trojan quietly wheeled into black hat forums...RSA researcher Eli Marcus says the "Pandemiya" trojan comprises about 25,000 lines of fresh code. With most malware based on proven platforms, entirely new code is a rarity.Pandemiya is nasty: it can steal data from forms, create fake web pages and take screen shots to send back to the botmasters who deploy it.The software is modular and pervasive, and unique thanks to its ability to inject itself into all new processes via the Windows security registry function CreateProcess API... Like other trojans, Pandemiya is foisted on machines ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by Casey_boy on Jun 10 2014, 12:55 PM
ATM "Hacked" By 14-year oldsBank of Montreal ATM "hacked" by two 14-year olds using nothing but online manualWritten ByCasey_boyJune 10, 2014 // 12:30 GMTImage credit: redspottedTwo fourteen year old boys were able to access an ATM's administrator mode using nothing but the default password they found in an online manual.Although they were not able to access personal details (such as individual account details) or withdraw money, the boys were able to see how much cash was in the machine, how many transactions the machine had handled and other "off-limit" information. As a warning, or a prank, ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by on Jun 02 2014, 03:22 PM
Today the U.S Justice Department announced the successful takedown of the Gameover Zeus Botnet, which is a malware that steals bank credentials as well as acts as a distribution method for other malware. One of most well-known malware infections distributed by the Zeus Botnet, or ZBOT, malware was the ransomware called CryptoLocker. Through the combined efforts of the FBI, international law enforcement counterparts, and various private sector companies, the Gameover Zeus Botnet was successfully shutdown, servers seized, and the identity of one of its leaders, Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, was disclosed.As ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by on May 27 2014, 04:20 PM
Today Avast posted a blog post detailing how their Avast Forum was hacked over the weekend and that it was taken offline as it is being rebuilt. According to the blog post less "than 0.2% of our 200 million users were affected.", which means that hacker had access to approximately 400,000 user credentials. These credentials include nicknames, names, email addresses, and hashed (one-way encrypted) passwords. As it was only the forums that were hacked, no license or financial information was compromised.Though the passwords were encrypted, it may still be possible for a hacker to crack the passwords. ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by on May 27 2014, 01:54 PM
The anticipated action-adventure game Watch Dogs launched today, but many people are not able to play due to problems with Ubisoft's Uplay service. In order to play Watch Dogs, you need to login and connect to Uplay, which acts as the Digital Rights Management (DRM) for the game. Unfortunately, the Uplay service has been having issues for the past 2-3 hours leaving thousands without the ability to play their newly purchased game. Ubisoft has admitted to being aware of the issue, but has provided no details as to what the problem is or when the issues will be resolved.When people are trying to login ...

[Read Entire Story]


Posted by Stolen on May 21 2014, 07:16 PM
eBay Breach Affecting A Possible 145MM UsersWritten ByStolenMay 21, 2014 // 4:19 PM CDTeBay Ticker May 21, 2014Cyber attack, security breach, or a bug? They may all be essentially the same thing, however, the outcome is always the same. Change your password.eBay has been hacked, and it will affect anywhere from 12 to 145 million users. PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, has announced it was unaffected by the breach.According to several sources on the Internet today, eBay will be issuing notices to ask people to change passwords. eBays stock plummeted this morning to 50.30 (the 52-week low was 48.06) ...

[Read Entire Story]



Advertise   |   About Us   |   User Agreement   |   Privacy Policy   |   Contact Us   |   Sitemap   |   Chat   |   Tutorials   |   Uninstall List
Tech Support Forums   |   The Computer Glossary   |   RSS Feeds   |   Startups   |   The File Database   |   Virus Removal Guides   |   Downloads


© 2003-2014 All Rights Reserved Bleeping Computer®.