Google has just confirmed that a version of Chrome with built-in ad-blocking features is in the works, and the company hopes to release it in "early 2018."
Malicious ads displayed in Google search results for Target — the US retailer — redirected users to a tech support scam.
A person's gait, or the motions of his feet and body as he walks, could be used as a very reliable authentication method for offline security systems.
ETERNALBLUE, an alleged NSA exploit targeting the SMBv1 protocol leaked by the Shadow Brokers in mid-April, has become a commodity hacking tool among malware developers.
This has been a week of pure junk ransomware releases and decryptors. As most of these smaller ransomware variants never make it into actual distribution, I call this a win for the good guys. The big news this week is the release of the master decryption key for XData and updated an updated decryptor for Amnesia2.
If a large number of users are getting locked out of your organization's Active Directory domain, it is possible that some of them may have been infected with QakBot, a rare but very dangerous malware strain.
Security researchers have spotted a booby-trapped PowerPoint file that will download malware to a computer whenever a victim hovers a link, no macro scripts required.
For the weekend we have a deal for a Steam Star Wars game bundle for $15 that comes with 5 different Star Wars games for the PC. While some of the games are quite old, they are also classics. The bundle is worth it in my opinion simply for the two Knights of the Old Republic games. The rest are just fun-filled gravy!
Improperly configured HDFS-based servers, mostly Hadoop installs, are exposing over five petabytes of information, according to John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine for discovering Internet-connected devices.
Google published yesterday a list of 42 smartphone models from 12 vendors that run up-to-date Android OS versions with the latest security patches applied.
A Chinese digital marketing company named Rafotech is behind a wave of inter-connected adware families that found their way onto the computers of millions of users.
After taking last week off, WikiLeaks came back today and released documentation on another CIA cyberweapon. Codenamed Pandemic, this is a tool that targets computers with shared folders, from where users download files via SMB.
For almost four months, script kiddies ran amok in one of Stanford's subdomains, installing web shells, mailers, and other types of web malware.
Several Linux distros have issued updates to fix a vulnerability in Sudo, a Linux app behind the "sudo" command, which can allow an unprivileged attacker to gain root privileges.
For a limited time, the Practical Linux Security Cookbook by Packt is available for free. This book provides code-intensive discussions with detailed recipes that help you to create and administer a secure Linux system locally as well as on a network.
A man linked to an auto parts store in a disputed territory of Moldova is behind the Bachosens malware, a backdoor trojan used in a very small number of attacks, but one of the most advanced threats of its kind.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI for the purpose of obtaining documents that reveal more details about the Bureau's close relationship with Geek Squad, a Best Buy division specialized in computer repairs.
There are 1,000 apps available for download today that despite not containing any malware or featuring glaring vulnerabilities, they communicate and store data on improperly secured backend servers, exposing user data along the way.
Continuing its efforts to bring AI into every little product it has, Google announced today that improvements it made to Gmail's machine learning algorithms help it detect and block spam and phishing messages with an accuracy of 99.9%.
Today's deal is for a course bundle with over 30 hours of content to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exam. This bundle is normally priced at $405, but has been discounted 90% to $39 as part of this deal. This bundle comes with a 15 day satisfaction guarantee or get a full refund.