It is not uncommon for malware devs to communicate with security researchers to taunt them or praise them. It is a lot less common, though, when a ransomware developer reaches out to a security researcher and tries to sell them the encryption keys for their ransomware. Even better when the researcher already has the keys.
As if surveys aren't already annoying, a new ransomware utilizes the FileIce survey platform to force you to do surveys before unlocking your computer. First discovered by GData security researcher Karsten Hahn, this ransomware is currently in development and is most likely not being actively distributed at this time.
Adobe has released an emergency update for Adobe Flash Player that resolves a critical vulnerability that is actively being abused to execute commands on vulnerable computers. According to Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-36, Adobe has become aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7855 is actively being used in targeted attacks
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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