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Posted by on Oct 15 2014, 06:24 PM
A new version of the CryptoWall ransomware has been released titled CryptoWall 2.0 that includes numerous "enhancements" by the malware developer that resolve issues in the previous version. CryptoWall has been a huge threat for computer users and network administrators since it has been released as it will encrypt all local data and data found on network shares. CryptoWall 2.0 now includes changes that make it better for the malware developer and harder for a victim to recover their files for free. These changes include unique wallet IDs to send ransom payments, secure deletion of original unencrypted ...

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Posted by buddy215 on Oct 11 2014, 02:12 PM
Kmart Investigating Payment System Breach   October 10, 2014 - Kmart   On Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 our IT team detected that our Kmart store payment data system had been breached and immediately launched a full investigation working with a leading IT security firm. The security experts report that beginning in early September, the payment data systems at Kmart stores were purposely infected with a new form of malware (similar to a computer virus). This resulted in debit and credit card numbers being compromised.   Based on the forensic investigation to date, no personal information, no debit card ...

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Posted by on Oct 01 2014, 01:26 PM
Today Microsoft launched their Windows Insider Program that allows you to sign up and download the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The program also allows you to take discuss Windows 10 with Microsoft staff and your peers in the Technical Preview forum. Once you join the program you will be able to download an executable that can upgrade your existing Windows installation. If you wish to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview in a virtual machine or in a clean setup, you can download the Windows 10 TP ISO instead. The technical preview is based off of Windows 10 build 9841 and will expire on April ...

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Posted by on Sep 30 2014, 02:38 PM
At the Windows Event today Microsoft officially announced that the next version of Windows will be Windows 10. Windows 10 is being designed to have a common feel across all devices, while still allowing traditional desktop keyboard users to have the Windows interface that they are familiar with. This includes bringing back a full featured Start Menu that also allows you to personalize it with Windows 8 style apps. Windows 10 is slated to be released in 2015, with a technical preview being available tomorrow as part of the new Windows Insider Program.Windows 10 adapts to the devices customers are using ...

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Posted by on Sep 30 2014, 10:44 AM
Apple released a security patch APPLE-SA-2014-09-29-1 for the Bash ShellShock vulnerability. Under certain circumstances this vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute commands on your Mac. Therefore, it is imperative that all users install this patch immediately.Note, this is not currently available via Software Update. Instead you must install the patch via one of the links below. Information and download links for this security update can be found in the following text from the Apple security bulletin: APPLE-SA-2014-09-29-1 OS X bash Update 1.0OS X bash Update 1.0 is now available and addresses ...

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Posted by on Sep 29 2014, 08:22 PM
Microsoft is having a special special invite-only Windows event in San Francisco tomorrow that is widely speculated to be the announcement of the new version of Windows. This version is codenamed Windows Threshold, but may simply be named Windows 9 when it is actually released. As with previous versions of Windows, Microsoft will most likely make a Windows Technical Preview available along with this announcement. This preview will allow users to see the currently development of Windows and the some of the new features that will be offered.Some of the leaked and rumored features that we will see in Windows ...

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Posted by on Sep 25 2014, 06:21 PM
A new vulnerability titled CVE-2014-6271 has been discovered in the Bash shell for Unix and Linux operating systems that allows attackers to perform remote code execution on affected computers. What this means, is that an attacker can run any command or program on an affected device, which essentially allows them to take control of it. This is a very serious bug as Bash is estimated to be installed on at least 500 million devices. These devices include computers, routers, printers, print servers, and anything else that may operate off of a version Linux.Without going into specific details, the attack ...

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Posted by on Sep 17 2014, 11:40 AM
When you tell a programmer, even a malware developer, what is wrong with their program it makes sense that they are going to fix it. Unfortunately, it seems that the malware devs behind the TorrentLocker ransomware were listening because as of yesterday they started using a new encryption method. Yesterday, reports have started trickling into our forums about people who were infected with the latest version of TorrentLocker and were unable to use Nathan Scott's TorrentLocker decryption tool to decrypt their files. After Nathan, aka decrypterfixer, examined a recent sample, it appears that the malware ...

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Posted by computerxpds on Sep 15 2014, 11:45 AM
Microsoft today announced that they are in the process of purchasing the maker of Minecraft, Mojang. As reported by the Wall Street Journal the week before, Microsoft will be buying the company for a sum of $2.5 BILLION, an impressive number for a company with one major game.    Markus Persson(AKA Notch) the creator of Minecraft will be leaving the company to pursue other projects along with the other co-creators. In a post on his website, he states "Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big.". ...

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Posted by on Sep 11 2014, 10:33 PM
We are late on the announcement, but I still wanted to share the news about one of the companies we like here at BleepingComputer.com. On Monday, Emsisoft released Emsisoft Internet Security which combines both Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Online Armor into one product. Users of Emsisoft Internet Security now get the proven security of EAM, but also the protection of a built-in software firewall.Instead of listing all of its features, which are better described in their blog post, I wanted to put it to a real life test against a new encrypting ransomware (2 days old) that I received a sample ...

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