Companies can use battery status readouts of web devices to identify and track users online, warns a security researcher. The API was originally designed to help site owners optimize their websites for visitors with a low batter charge, but has been discovered being used to track people online.
On August 2nd 2016, for three hours, an external developer had their account compromised on Audacity's and Classic Shell's download server FossHub and was used to replace the legitimate installer with a malware that overwrite the master boot record.
Yesterday, almost 120,000 bitcoins were stolen from the Hong Kong Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange. This theft was equivalent to almost $78 million USD and caused a major sell-off of Bitcoins throughout all of the exchanges.
50 percent of organizations based in the United States have been targeted by ransomware attacks over the past 12 months. That's just one of the major findings of Understanding the Depth of the Ransomware Problem in the United States, a report commissioned by security firm Malwarebytes and conducted by Osterman Research.
A new educational ransomware called ShinoLocker was released that was developed by security researcher Shota Shinogi as a means for people to test their security performance and utilities. Unfortunately, educational malware typically does not end well as it only tempts criminals to use it for their own purposes.
We have a new deal today for a Pay What You Want: Graphics & FX Mastery Bundle, which has a combined value of $1,272 USD. With the Pay What You Want bundles, you are able to get these courses for as little as you want to pay. And if you beat the average price, you'll receive bonuses such as extra entries into the current giveaways.
Today is the eagerly awaited release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update. Available at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST, and 6 PM, users of Windows 10 are now able to download and install the Anniversary Update via Windows Update. This article highlights some of the new features available in the Anniversary Update.
Martin Vigo, a security engineer for Salesforce.com, found a way to steal money from unsuspecting Venmo users using Siri. This flaw would have allowed an attacker to steal up to $2,999.99 dollars from a victim per weak.
A new trojan potentially threatens as many as 2.8 million Android users with unwanted mobile advertisements. On 29 July, researchers at the Russian computer security firm Doctor Web published an alert about the trojan, which goes by the name "Android.Spy.305.origin".
Over the past week or so, a new distribution campaign for the Locky variant dubbed the Zepto Ransomware has been underway. Previously, the Zepto Ransomware installer was being distributed using zipped JS files. Now the installer are being sent as zipped WSF files in emails that pretend to be banking reports and invoices.
A new deal is available for 93% off the The Complete C Programming Bundle. This course bundle contains 61 hours of content over 7 courses that teach you how to program in both C and C++. This course bundle is normally priced at $663.00, this deal has been discounted 95% to $44.99.
This week we have leaked keys, analysis of a new family, 1 new ransomware variants, 3 new ransomware infections, and 1 new ransomware decryptor. It was a big week for the Petya and Mischa devs as they opened their Ransomware as a Service to the public and leaked 3,500 decryption keys for the Chimera Ransomware.