Tag Archives: Malware

Inspector General Issues Harsh Report on FEC Computer Security

  A federal Inspector General has released a harsh assessment of an agency that has repeatedly failed to improve computer security even after suffering a hacking attack. The Inspector General of the Federal Election Commission today issued an independent audit report on the agency’s … Continue reading

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2014: The Year of Madware?

  2013 has, as always, brought new security threats thanks to the ever-increasing world of cybercrime. We’ve seen Cryptolocker, a type of ransomware that originally targeted businesses, before moving on to attack the more lucrative (and easier) home PC market. It’s thought … Continue reading

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Ad-Aware Free 11.1

  We have taken the security product millions of people know and trust one step further to give all users the power to protect themselves online. By combining Lavasoft’s pioneer anti-spyware technology with traditional anti-virus protection, Ad-Aware Free now features complete malware … Continue reading

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One Second Is All It Takes

  Every single second, from 1 to 9 new pieces of Malware are created, adding to the never ending swarm buzzing around you. The truth, is anti-malware software isn’t good enough, but the average person can’t afford to be without whatever protection is does … Continue reading

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Two Million Passwords of Popular Social Media Sites Leaked Online

  Recently, a threatening incident of stealing the passwords for two million people for logging onto websites like Facebook, Yahoo and Google has occurred. The accused people have uploaded the data online making situation more even more intimidating. The leaked accounts have … Continue reading

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Hackers who breached php.net exposed visitors to highly unusual malware

  Eight weeks after hackers compromised the official PHP website and laced it with attack code, outside security researchers have uncovered evidence that some visitors were exposed to malware that’s highly unusual, if not unique.   Israel-based Seculert said about 6,500 computers are infected … Continue reading

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CryptoLocker Malware Warning

  The Law Society of British Columbia has published a warning to membersconcerning a species of malware known as CryptoLocker Ransomware. The malware, thought to originate in Eastern Europe or Russia, infects your machine in the usual way, e.g. when you … Continue reading

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Displaying images in Gmail may make malware delivery easier

  Google introduced image proxying to Gmail on Thursday to improve security and efficiency, but there is speculation that the feature may end up bringing more harm than good. The feature – available now on desktops and in early 2014 on … Continue reading

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Prying Eyes: How to Love the Cloud Again

  With the latest disclosure that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM program spied on Apple, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, there seems to be a whole new level of paranoia around data security. In all fairness, this is a new frontier … Continue reading

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CYBER CRIMINALS NOW TARGETING DATABASE CLOUD SERVICES

  Cyber Criminals are adopting Database as a Service (DBaaS) platforms in the cloud for targeted attacks instead of more traditional ways, according to a report from network security firm Imperva. Hackers had infected 330 machines with malware using a banking Trojan … Continue reading

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