To combat electronic waste and abusive practices like manufacturers legally preventing users from repairing their devices, the EU is preparing legislation that would legalize a customer's "right to repair," and would force vendors to design products for longer life and easier maintenance.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced this past week its intention to promote the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) draft as an official standard in the upcoming future.
Been a great week for victims, with decryptors coming out for BTCWare, Cryptomix, Executioner, and the release of the original Petya key. Otherwise, it has been a lot of NotPetya news and numerous smaller variants being released.
Webmasters can use so-called ZIP bombs to crash a hacker's vulnerability and port scanner and prevent him from gaining access to their website.
An impAn improperly secured Amazon S3 "bucket" (server) belonging to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) had exposed the personal details of over three million fans.roperly secured Amazon S3 "bucket" (server) belonging to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) had exposed the personal details of over three million fans.
Security experts have discovered a brand new Android trojan that features a broad range of features that allow it to root Android devices, steal data from over 40 apps, and geo-track phone owners.
The author of the original Petya ransomware — a person/group going by the name of Janus Cybercrime Solutions — has released the master decryption key of all past Petya versions.
For the past year and a half, an Android adware family known as CopyCat has infected over 14 million devices, rooted around 8 million, and made over $1.5 million for its owners.
WikiLeaks dumped today the documentation of two CIA hacking tools codenamed BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon, both designed to steal SSH credentials from Windows and Linux systems, respectively.
A judge in Moscow sentenced today Vladimir Anikeyev, the ringleader of a Russian hacking group known as Shaltai Boltai (Russian for "Humpty Dumpty") to two years in prison.
Ruslans Bondars and Jurijs Martisevs, two Latvian citizens, are facing charges in the US for running a portal that allowed cybercrooks to scan and see if their malware was detected by antivirus software.
Servers and infrastructure belonging to Intellect Service, the company behind the M.E.Doc accounting software, were grossly mismanaged, being left without updates since 2013, and getting backdoored on three separate occasions during the past three months.
Russian lawmakers are drafting a bill that would prohibit the use of Western antivirus products inside the country. If approved, the law will come into effect by mid-2019.
A new feature added in test snapshots for OpenBSD releases will create a unique kernel every time an OpenBSD user reboots or upgrades his computer.
Security researcher Michael Gillespie has released a new version of the BTCWare ransomware decrypter after the author of the eponymous ransomware has leaked the private key for his latest version.
A new variant of the CryptoMix Ransomware was released today that uses the Azer extension for encrypted files. This variant also ups its game by including 10 different public RSA encryption keys, compared to the single one that was used in the previous version.
Chinese authorities have arrested two men who have distributed a version of the SLocker Android ransomware that was customized to look like WannaCry, the Windows ransom-worm that spread across the world in the middle of May.
It is always great to be able to announce a free decryptor for victim's who have had their files encrypted by a ransomware. This is the case today, where a decryptor for the Mole02 cryptomix variant was released.
The AV-TEST Security Report 2016/2017 published today is calling ransomware a "marginal phenomenon," highlighting that only 0.94% of all malware deployed in 2016 was a blackmail trojan.