Security firm Red Canary claims to have stopped a malware campaign that experimented with using the Ask.com toolbar as a method of delivering malware to end users.
Security researchers have discovered that third-party firmware included with over 2.8 million low-end Android smartphones allows attackers to compromise Over-the-Air (OTA) update operations and execute commands on the target's phone with root privileges.
Very busy ransomware week. We have two new ransomware infections being pushed out by exploit kits, some decryptors, and lots of small variants being released. The big news is the release of the master decryption keys for the CrySiS ransomware and Kaspersky's Rakhnidecryptor being updated to use them.
Brad Duncan, a security researcher for Rackspace, is well known for monitoring exploit kit activity and the payloads that are being distributed by them. In an article posted yesterday, Brad shows how the RIG-E (Empire) exploit kit has started to distribute a new ransomware called CHIP.
The dirt and secretions that users have on their hands rubs on their phones and leave clues behind about the owner's identity, his daily habits, the places he's been, his lifestyle, medical treatments, and more.
Ever since it launched in April 2016, the ID Ransomware service has been slowly, but surely, becoming the default destination for victims looking for information to aid them in solving their ransomware infections.
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A combination of poor design choices and insecure software exposes Chrome users on Fedora desktop to drive-by downloads, security researcher Chris Evans has revealed.
The UK government passed yesterday a new sweeping cyber-surveillance that grants authorities the legal power to collect web traffic and telephony data on all UK citizens in bulk, even on people that have never committed a crime or aren't the subjects of an official investigation.
A hacking group using the name Amn3s1a Team has dumped data online that they claim to have stolen from several Mega.nz servers. In a statement released following the public data dump, Mega Chairman Stephen Hall confirmed the incident but said no user data was compromised.
What.cd, an invite-only music torrent tracker, has shut down yesterday, following a report in French media of police raids.
Today Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14971 for PC to Insiders on the fast ring. This release adds the ability to read EPUB book in Microsoft Edge, includes the Paint 3D application, and makes the PowerShell the default shell from file explorer and the Win+X Menu.
Security researcher MalwareHunterTeam has discovered a new ransomware family that its creators have named Crypton. After a flood of poorly coded .NET-based ransomware families have invaded VirusTotal, Crypton is a little bit more complex.
Fake Flash Player update sites have long been a favorite distribution method for adware and other unwanted programs. Today, a fake Flash update site was discovered by ExecuteMalware that is pushing the Locky ransomware.
Your iPhone is sending a history of all your calls to Apple's iCloud service, Oleg Afonin, Elcomsoft researcher has revealed today. For some iPhone users, this wasn't a secret. Many have figured it out on their own. This is especially true for family members that share an iCloud account on different iPhones.
Mozilla announced today Firefox Focus, a browser for iOS devices that is a stripped-down browser frame that only supports private browsing and nothing more.
The number of HTTPS errors is about to go up as Google announced plans to remove support for SSL/TLS certificates signed with the SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm. Google plans to take this step with Chrome 56, scheduled for release at the end of January 2017.
The owners of two Apple-dedicated YouTube channels, EverythingApplePro and iDeviceHelp, have found a flaw in the iOS passcode device protection system that allows an attacker to access the device's data, such as photos and messages.
Researchers from Red Naga Security have discovered new Android spyware that was used to target government employees, which initially appeared to be tied to the HackingTeam, but might very well be the work of a fellow Italian company, also a maker of surveillance software.
A new spam wave posing as emailed fax messages is delivering a malware downloader that fetches and installs a ransomware family known as PClock, a CryptoLocker clone.