Yesterday Apple released updates for macOS, iOS, Safari, tvOS, and watchOS to fix a variety of security holes as well as to introduce new features. With these releases, Apple fixed 26 vulnerabilities, with over 10 allow code execution. Code execution is the most critical of security vulnerabilities as it would allow an attacker to ex
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14955 for PC and Mobile to Insiders on the fast ring. Nothing very exciting is being released with this build unless you really like the Outlook Mail, Calendar, and Narrator. Otherwise, look at this release as a bug fix for the most part.
New variants of Locky are being released at a rapid rate lately. Yesterday, we had a new variant that appends the .SH*T extension to encrypted files and a new one was released that now uses the .THOR extension. This version is currently being distributed via SPAM and further details can be found in the article.
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To further show how ransomware is such a pile of crap, a new version of Locky has been released that appends the .shit extension on encrypted files. Like previous variants, this ransomware is installed using a DLL that is executed by Rundll32.exe. Once executed, it will encrypt targeted file types and append the .shit extension to th
Criminals love to to prey on people based on current news topics and there are few topics right now that are bigger than the 2016 United States presidential election. This can be seen in a new malware called CIA Election AntiCheat Control - 2016. that tries to scam people to send $50 or their vote won't count.
Lots of smaller ransomware infections released with no big updates from the larger players. Of particular note is a new program by the Cisco Talos Group that prevents the Master Boot Record from being modified by ransomware.
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Cisco Talos has released a Windows disk filter driver called MBRFilter that listens for programs trying to modify the Master Boot Record and blocks them. This effectively blocks these types of ransomware from being installed and encrypting the MBR.
Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Build 14951 for PC and Mobile to the fast ring. This release brings improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, Ink, and the camera interface. The most notable changes are in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which now allows you to launch Windows executables from the bash prompt.
GData malware analyst Karsten Hahn discovered an in-development ransomware disguised as a click me game. When executed the ransomware will display a Click Me button that a user chases around the screen with their mouse while trying to click it. In the background, though, the ransomware will silently encrypt files in the background.
Today, Oracle released their October Critical Patch Update, or CPU, that resolves 253 vulnerabilities across all of their products. All of these vulnerabilities are rated as critical as they allow remote code execution in some form. As remote code execution allows attackers to remotely execute commands on an affected computer,