For those looking to take the Cisco, CompTIA, and Redhat exams, the site has a big discount on related online training bundle. There is currently a deal for 98% off a Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle. This course bundle normally go for $2,888.00, but has been discounted 98% to $49.00 USD.
A new fileless browser hijacker called Yeabests.cc or TopYea has been discovered. This infection creates a WMI event handler that executes a VBScript script every 10 seconds to infect your browsers shortcuts so it opens a site under the developers control.
A new ransomware named 7ev3n-HONE$T has been discovered that is a variant of the 7ev3n ransomware. This ransomware will encrypt your files and then require a $400 USD bitcoin payment to decrypt your files. At this time there is no way to decrypt your files for free.
A quick post that version 4.1b of the TeslaCrypt Ransomware has been released. I am unsure when this was released, but a victim submitted a sample today of this new variant. It is currently unknown what has changed internally to the program, but there have been additional payment gateways added.
Today we have a new deal for 82% off a lifetime subscription to USB Network Gate for PC. Normally $400 USD, USB Network Gate for PC has been discounted 82% to $69.99. This application allows you to connect remotely to USB devices such as printers, storage devices, and dongles from another computer over the Internet or a LAN
A new ransomware was discovered that tries to impersonate the well known Locky ransomware. This impersonator is created in the AutoIt scripting language and has a vulnerability that allows encrypted files to be decrypted.
Yesterday US-Cert released a security alert about two new critical vulnerabilities in in QuickTime for Windows. As Apple has announced that they are no longer supporting QuickTime and will not be fixing these vulnerabilities, it is suggested that you uninstall this program from your computer.
A new adware has been discovered that performs a severe privacy breach by uploading a screenshot of the user's active windows to a server under their control. This means that any info on the screen, whether it is a tax return, password manager, or corporate secrets is now available the adware company.
A new deal was released for 98% off of the IT Security & Ethical Hacking Certification Training. This online course bundle prepares you for the CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) & Cisco's CCNA Security exams. This course normally go for $1,895.00, but has been discounted 98% to $29.99 USD. Please note that this course
Adware bundlers are now installing cryptocurrency miners on victim's computers. A new offer called VNLGP Miner has been discovered that installs a cryptocurrency miner that utilizes 70% of the user's graphics card in order to generate revenue for the developer.
A new deal was released for 63% off of a Private Internet Access VPN: 2-Yr Subscription. Using a VPN allows you to hide your identity while browsing the web and possibly bypass geographic restrictions on content you wish to view. This product normally goes for $166.00, but has been discounted 63% to $59.95 USD.
For the April's Patch Tuesday, both Microsoft and Adobe have released security updates for their products. Some of these updates were for critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft and Adobe products, which could allow attackers to remotely execute commands on a vulnerable computer.
When the Jigsaw Ransomware threatens to delete your files, it's not kidding. This is the first ransomware that we have seen that carries out its threats and will delete increasingly greater amounts of files each hour until the payment has been made. Thankfully, a method has been discovered that can decrypt these files for free.
A new deal was released for 90% off of the Complete Java Programming Bootcamp. This bundle comes with 10 courses that help you become a Java Master in design UIs with JavaFX, utilize design patterns, master multithreading & more. This course normally go for $740.00, but has been discounted 90% to $69.00 USD.
A method to decrypt Petya Ransomware encrypted hard drives have been discovered. Using a special site and tools, it is now possible to extract data from the encrypted drive that can then be used to create the password required to decrypt it.
A new ransomware called CryptoHost was discovered that encrypts your data and then demands a ransom of .33 bitcoins or approximately 140 USD to get your files back. In reality, though, your data is not encrypted, but rather copied into a password protected RAR archive.
A new deal was released for 90% off of the Complete C# Coding Bootcamp. This bundle consists of 11 courses and over 80 hours of C# training. For anyone who wishes to learn how to code in C# and use related development tools, this bundle may be a good one for you.
Adobe has released an emergency update to resolve critical vulnerabilities in their Adobe Flash Player product. The new version is 188.8.131.52 and resolves critical vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to remotely take control of your computer.
Tech Support Scammers are always trying new tricks to squeeze as much money out of a victim as they can. Recently I have seen a new approach that I call Interactive Tech Support Scams that are not meant to scare you, but rather to appear as if they are trying to help you.
Adobe released an updated security advisory yesterday regarding a critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-1019) that exists in Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions. Though an emergency update may be released tomorrow, all Flash users are advised to immediately upgrade to the latest version.