Facebook announced today that they are going to begin fighting back against spammy posts that use "engagement baiting" to increase reach by encouraging people to like, share, or comment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, BleepingComputer discovered a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that appends the .WORK extension to encrypted files and changes the contact emails used by the ransomware.
After many years, Google has finally released an updated version of their SEO Starter Guide. This guide is a resource for webmasters that contains Google's recommendations on how to make sure web sites are search-engine-friendly.
With each new release of Windows 10, we see more and more useful tools being ported from Linux. First, we had the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is awesome, and now we have a built-in OpenSSH client and server, which uses version 7.5p1 of OpenSSH.
A new ransomware called File Spider is being distributed through spam that targets victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Croatia. These spam emails contains malicious Word documents that will download and install the File Spider ransomware onto a victims computer.
With that said, if you have an HP laptop, you may be wondering if your laptop has the driver installed that contains this debug trace, or keylogging, feature. This article will tell you how to check if you have the affected driver installed on your laptop and how to update it to the latest version.
Today is Day 6 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals and the current deal is up to $70 off an Xbox One + 2 free games. For the full $70 off, you would need to purchase the Xbox One S 1TB Console - Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle, while the rest of the bundles will give you $50 off.
Over the past few months, Tech Support scammers have been using the Spotify forums to inject their phone numbers into the first page of the Google & Bing search results. They do this by submitting a constant stream of spam posts to the Spotify forums, whose pages tend to rank well in Google.
This week was mostly about small ransomware variants being released, but we did have some big stories. First, we have HC7, which is targeting entire networks through hacked remote desktop services, then we had StorageCrypt being installed on NAS devices, and finally the county computers of Mecklenburg County were hit by LockCrypt.
A new ransomware called HC7 is infecting victims by hacking into Windows computers that are running publicly accessible Remote Desktop services. Once the developers gain access to the hacked computer, the HC7 ransomware is then installed on all accessible computers on the network.