You have probably run into a web site that pretends to be Microsoft stating that something is wrong with your computer and telling you to call their phone number for help. While most antivirus software will detect these types of tech support scams, new tactics are being used by their creators to make them more difficult to detect.
When users have been installing Sennheiser's HeadSetup software, little did they know that they were also installing a root certificate into the Trusted Root CA Certificate store. To make matters worse, the software was also installing an encrypted version of the certificate's private key that was not as secure as they thought.
A massive ad-fraud operation that caused tens of millions of dollars in losses has been dismantled. The illegal business at one point controlled more than one million compromised IP addresses in North America and Europe.
Windows Defender will now detect when accessibility programs such as sethc.exe or utilman.exe have been hijacked by an Image File Execution Options debugger so that they can be used as a backdoor.
The time has come for Uber to pay the piper for the data breach two years ago that leaked personal details of 57 million users and drivers as two data protection offices in Europe set fines that collectively amount to over 1 million euros.
Whenever there is a tragedy, some lowlife will try to take advantage of it. Such is the case with a new round of BEC scams that try to take leverage the California wildfires to defraud their victims.
Google developers have wanted to remove FTP support from Chrome for years and an upcoming change in how files stored on FTP servers are rendered in the browser may be the first step in its ultimate removal.
This week has mostly been releases of new variants of existing ransomware. Not much of interest other than the developer of the DelphiMorix ransomware trolling ransomware researchers by utilizing their aliases as the extensions for encrypted files.
Google is adding the ability to remove force-installed extensions, or ones installed by Windows group policies, to the Chrome Cleanup Tool.
Following a hack that resulted in leaking online about 808,000 email addresses and over 1.8 million usernames and passwords, a social network website in Germany received a fine of EUR 20,000 from the Baden-Württemberg Data Protection Office.
A mobile spyware that turned into a banking trojan with ransomware capabilities managed to launch over 70,000 attacks in the course of just three months.
A ransomware that has been distributed since the summer of 2018 has started to pick up steam in the latest variant. This new variant is currently being called Zorro Ransomware, but has also been called Aurora Ransomware in the past.
The US Postal Service ignored for more than a year an authentication oversight that exposed the account details of 60 million users to anyone that logged into the web service.
With the shopping season underway, cybercriminals are making efforts to capitalize from key holidays and users' craze for Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts.
When Dropbox hired a security firm to perform a Red Team cyber attack simulation on their services, little did they know that they would discover zero day vulnerabilities in Apple products that could affect much more than Dropbox.
The authentication process via German ID cards with RFID chips to certain web services can be manipulated to allow identity spoofing and changing the date of birth.
In Firefox 65, Mozilla is overhauling how users can configure the Content Blocking settings. With this version, the previously confusing configuration is replaced by three different modes that a user can select that offer varying degrees of blocking and customization.
If you received a strange email from Amazon stating that they may have disclosed your email address due to a technical error, you are not alone. It seems a web site issue caused some user's email addresses to be disclosed and has since been resolved.