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IObit & Malwarebytes spat ntinues as ‘legitimate’ program is blacklisted as PUP

IObit & Malwarebytes spat ntinues as ‘legitimate’ program is blacklisted as PUP PC troubleshooting provider IObit has openly criticised Malwarebytes for flagging its Advanced SystemCare as a potentially unwanted programme (PUP) and removed it without warning.As of March 31, IObit says Malwarebytes hasn’t provided any official criteria or communication channels for how to deal with misleading flags.

'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government

'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit researchers have made a 'breakthrough' linking the notorious Iron Twilight hacking group to the Russian Government.In June 2016, DNC confirmed it had been attacked by Iron Twilight.

This Android malware could be the most sophisticated we’ve seen yet

This Android malware could be the most sophisticated we’ve seen yet It looks like Android owners have yet another hack to worry about.Security researchers from Google and Lookout are warning of a new malware that’s “one of the most sophisticated and targeted mobile attacks” we’ve seen yet.

Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules

Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules Interest in VPNs has skyrocketed as a result, but at least a few scam companies are trying to take advantage of the trend.We’ve written our own guide to VPN services and I’ve personally had good luck with GoldenFrog’s VyprVPN as well.

Top 5 Android security apps: Do they protect you?

Top 5 Android security apps: Do they protect you? Avast Antivirus & Security As a genuinely free app for the Android platform, Avast Antivirus & Security offers an impressive range of tools.According to the latest AV-Test report of 26 popular Android security apps from November 2016, Avast is a solid option with a detection rate of the latest Android malware in real time of 99.

Anime Malware Locks Your Files Unless You Play A Game

Anime Malware Locks Your Files Unless You Play A Game In 2017, even malware is anime.Anyone affected by the new malware Rensenware, named after the anime-style game Touhou Seirensen (Undefined Fantastic Object), has to score over.

Your Mac could be facing threats from even more malware: report

Your Mac could be facing threats from even more malware: report But the OS's perceived security remains one of the biggest draws for picking a Mac over a Windows device.That's an exponential increase from Q3 2016, which posted barely 50,000 new samples.

Why it's totally possible this group of hackers is the CIA

Why it's totally possible this group of hackers is the CIA To folks at the cybersecurity firm Symantec, the hacking group they call "Longhorn" has always seemed like a state actor.The group has hacked 40 "targets" in 16 nations, according to Symantec.

Amnesia malware forms DVR botnet and wipes virtual machines

Amnesia malware forms DVR botnet and wipes virtual machines Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 researchers have discovered a brand new variant of the “Tsunami” IoT and Linux botnet, dubbed “Amnesia”.The new variant targets an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability in DVR devices made by TVT Digital and branded by more than 70 vendors worldwide.

That Time I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop Instead

That Time I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop Instead In 2008, I brought my laptop over to my friend Amanda’s house to pirate Spore.I connected my laptop to her internet and opened Limewire, 2008’s file-sharing software du jour.

Kaspersky Lab releases its research about the Hajime Internet of Things malware

Kaspersky Lab releases its research about the Hajime Internet of Things malware For many people, there is a growing concern over smart devices becoming connected.While smart devices make day-to-day life more convenient, there is an underlying risk of malware attacking and making use of these devices.

FalseGuide Android malware could have infected almost 2 million devices

FalseGuide Android malware could have infected almost 2 million devices Android malware often takes the form of infected apps on the Google Play Store, and a new variant called FalseGuide has been discovered by security company Check Point.While Google has been pushing monthly security updates, manufacturers like Samsung unfortunately often delay on pushing these updates to customers.

IBM Accidentally Shipped Malware to its Business Customers

IBM Accidentally Shipped Malware to its Business Customers One thing consumers and enterprise customers do have in common, however, is that shipping them malware is a really bad idea.Last week, IBM announced that it had accidentally distributed malware to some of its Storwize customers via a USB drive.

Bitdefender creates decryption tool for Bart ransomware victims

Bitdefender creates decryption tool for Bart ransomware victims Help is at hand for victims of the Bart ransomware, after Bitdefender released a decryption tool that works for all variants.The free Bart Ransomware Decryption tool, a collaboration between Bitdefender, Europol and Romanian Police, can help victims recover from all variants of the Bart ransomware.

HandBrake Download Mirror Compromised With Mac Malware

HandBrake Download Mirror Compromised With Mac Malware Users of the software were alerted recently that one of HandBrake’s download mirrors was infiltrated between May 2nd and 6th.The maintainers of HandBrake report that one of the two download mirrors it uses was affected, but the main Handbrake website and mirror was not.

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed Over the past few years, we’ve seen some high profile security problems with laptops from Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell.According to the Swiss infosec company ModZero, that’s changed, courtesy of a keylogger embedded (probably accidentally) into certain audio drivers used on HP laptops.

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS Organizations across the world have been hit by another wave of ransomware, with targets mostly concentrated in Europe and Asia.The nefarious software now spreading across the globe is known as WanaCrypt0r 2.

Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch

Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch The UK’s national Health Service (NHS) and Spanish telco Telefónica were among the most high-profile victims of the WannaCry malware, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.As bad as the infection was, it could have been much worse if not for a security writer and researcher stumbling upon its kill switch.

SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks But a new paper from Carnegie Mellon University, Seagate, and ETH Zurich has shown that the way data is programmed into MLC SSDs makes them vulnerable to data corruption attacks, meaningfully reducing the drive’s lifespan in the process.The first SSDs that were developed stored one bit of data per cell and are called single-level cells (SLCs).

Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs

Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs It’s common to see subtitle files (usually a.There are more than two dozen subtitle file formats, so most media players capable of opening them are designed to process anything that claims to be a subtitle file.