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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    New bug allows websites to crash Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs

    It’s been a bad month for Windows 7 users. The widespread WannaCry ransomware hit mostly Windows 7 machines, and now a new bug has been discovered that will slow down and crash Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Ars Technica reports that the bug allows a malicious website to try and load an image file...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Vicinity of obscurity! Fareit trojan spread via uncommon file type

    The Fareit trojan is using an uncommon file type as a disguise as it is spread via phishing and other spam mail campaigns. Fareit has been around for a little while now, and we all know that Locky ransomware and other malicious programs hide within .zip, .js, and other file types to trick...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Backdoor in some Android phones caught secretly sending data to China

    You might be wrong to assume that when you buy a shiny new Android phone that there's nothing malicious on it. Researchers at Kryptowire claim that several Android smartphones sold through major retailers like BestBuy and Amazon have firmware pre-installed on them which transmits sensitive...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Webcam firm recalls hackable devices after mighty Mirai botnet attack

    Chinese electronic firm Hangzhou XiongMai (XM) says it will recall some of its IoT devices, including webcams, after claims that they were widely exploited by malicious hackers that launched a massive denial-of-service attack on Friday October 21st. The distributed denial-of-service attack...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo Security Alert: Resetting Password Isn't Enough

    If you're a Yahoo user, you already know that 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised by malicious hackers, and that you should reset your Yahoo password. What Yahoo didn't tell you was that you may also need to unlink, and then relink, all the mobile devices that access your Yahoo account...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

    A bad malware signature caused Sophos antivirus products to detect a critical Windows file as malicious on Sunday, preventing some users from accessing their computers. The false positive detection flagged winlogon.exe, an important component of the Windows Login subsystem, as a Trojan program...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    This is why you should be very careful who you connect with on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is obviously a very handy tool when it comes to the world of work, but far too many users of the social network are happy to connect with strangers, who could be malicious parties looking to cherry-pick precious data. That's the headline from a new survey of 2,000 people in the UK...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Facebook bug allowed attackers to change Messenger content

    Facebook recently patched a vulnerability that allowed attackers to change the content of their messages sent via the Android Messenger app. On Tuesday, Check Point security researcher Roman Zaikin published a blog post in which he outlines the details of the bug: "The vulnerability allows a...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Uh-oh Lenovo. PC maker pushes out malicious Angler exploit kit

    Attackers recently compromised the start page used by Lenovo PC customers in order to redirect users to the malicious Angler exploit kit. F-Secure security advisor Sean Sullivan explains in a blog post how upstream detection reports from the security firm's clients indicate that the compromise...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Firefox Add-On Blocked

    Mozilla has put the YouTube Unblocker add-on on its “blocklist”, as it has been discovered that it was changing users’ security settings and covertly downloading and installing an additional, malicious extension that injects ads in pages visited by users. The popularity of YouTube Unblocker was...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Fake "Flash Player Pro" Update Delivers Password-Stealing Trojan

    Researchers are warning about a new malware delivery campaign aimed at spreading Fareit, a password-stealing Trojan that can also download additional malware. This campaign is targeting users who's DNS server settings have been changed to redirect them to malicious sites without their...
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