A malware strain known as Loapi will damage phones if users don't remove it from their devices. Left to its own means, this modular threat will download a Monero cryptocurrency miner that will overheat and overwork the phone's components, which will make the battery bulge, deform the phone's cover, or even worse.
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A UK man living in a caravan park has pleaded guilty last week to cyber-attacks on 17 websites and selling stolen user information on the Dark Web.
An aggressive and sophisticated malware campaign is currently underway, targeting Linux and Windows servers with an assortment of exploits with the goal of installing malware that mines the Monero cryptocurrency.
Mozilla took a bit of heat this week after the organization force-installed a Mr. Robot promotional add-on in some Firefox browsers.
A UK court has sentenced a Barclays bank employee to six years and four months in prison for helping members of the Dridex cyber-criminal network launder over £2.5 million, which is approximately $3.33 million at today's exchange rate.
Synaptics issued a security brief regarding the reports of a HP Synaptics Keyboard Driver that contained keylogging functionality. In their security brief, Synaptic states that their driver is being mischaracterized as a keylogger and it's simply a debug tool that was purposely added to the driver to help OEMs manufacturers.
A Google security researcher has found and helped patch a severe vulnerability in Keeper, a password manager application that Microsoft has been bundling with some Windows 10 distributions this year.
This week was mostly about in-dev ransomware or new variants of older ransomware being released. The biggest news was the File Spider Ransomware campaign that was targeting countries in the Balkans. The other big news is the entire California voters database being leaked on the Internet and held for ransom.
The details of over 19 million California voters were left exposed online in an unsecured MongoDB database and were later held for ransom, according to researchers from the Kromtech Security Center.
An anonymous vigilante has taken matters into his own hands and removed malware from a Netgear site after the company failed to clean up a two-year-old malware infection.
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Microsoft is considering adding Python as one of the official Excel scripting languages, according to a topic on Excel's feedback hub opened last month.
As part of the December 2017 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has shipped an Office update that disables the DDE feature in Word applications, after several malware campaigns have abused this feature to install malware.
GlassWire 2.0 has been released that comes with some new features such as VirusTotal scanning, Windows Firewall rules synchronization, WiFi evil twin discovery, multi-monitor support, and hi-res monitor support.
In a 3-2 vote along party lines, FCC chairman Ajit Pai and his two fellow Republican commissioners have voted to repeal Obama's Net Neutrality regulations. According to Pai, the repeal of Net Neutrality will only help consumers and promote competition among businesses that are currently being stifled by these regulations.
Netherlands-based Fox-IT, one of the world's leading IT security providers, disclosed today a security breach during which an unknown attacker carried out a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack and spied on a small number of Fox-IT customers.
For those who would like remote console access to their Windows 10 computers, the built-in Windows 10 OpenSSH Server may be what you are looking for. Even better, for those who are familiar with OpenSSH from using it in Linux, the Windows 10 version operates pretty much the same.
Security researchers from FireEye's Mandiant investigative division have spotted a new form of malware that's capable of targeting industrial equipment. FireEye named this malware TRITON and said they've spotted a threat actor deploying it in live attacks.
It's been a bad week for two of the world's biggest vendors of enterprise hardware and software — Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Both companies fixed security issues this week affecting some of their most popular products, with some bugs being quite intrusive and dangerous.