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New Android ransomware targets smart TVs

Now, a new version of the Frantic Locker (or FLocker) Android ransomware has started popping up that goes after more than your phone or tablet.The developer is constantly updating the package and adding support for new Android system changes.

New backdoor malware targeting Mac devices

New backdoor malware targeting Mac devices New malware has been discovered that exposes Apple system to cyber-spying and full concealed control by malicious third parties.Security firm Bitdefender have released details of the new malware, dubbed Backdoor.

Windows 10 gets one last, desperate nagware update

Windows 10 gets one last, desperate nagware update BUT JUST IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T: Microsoft has one more nagware update for you.As InfoWorld reports, this is an update to the previous full-screen nagware update.

Microsoft slapped with class-action lawsuits over Windows 10 upgrade practices

Microsoft slapped with class-action lawsuits over Windows 10 upgrade practices Three Florida men sued the company last Friday, alleging that its Windows 10 upgrade notifications and offers constitute unsolicited electronic advertisements as well as violating FTC law on deceptive and unfair business practices.The other suit, filed in Haifa, Israel, alleges that Microsoft installed Windows 10 on users’ computers without their consent.

Researchers: Hackers could weaponize up to a billion monitors to spy on everyone

Researchers: Hackers could weaponize up to a billion monitors to spy on everyone Most of the time when we talk about PC security, we talk about either the operating system or the hardware that it runs on.The team initially hacked the Dell U2410 monitor using a USB port, but were also able to hack the hardware using the HDMI cable.

Qualcomm bugs expose nearly 1 billion Android devices to exploits

Qualcomm bugs expose nearly 1 billion Android devices to exploits Unlike the Stagefright vulnerability last year that prompted a change to Google’s update model, QuadRooter actually needs to run code locally on your device.Check Point contends that about 900 million Android devices are vulnerable to the flaws on some level.

Android antivirus apps are useless — here’s what to do instead

Android antivirus apps are useless — here’s what to do instead However, Android is by its very nature more secure than a desktop computer, so maybe you don’t need these security apps.The most recent Android malware report comes from Check Point, which says nearly one billion android devices have critical vulnerabilities in the underlying Linux kernel.

No joke: Ransomware-as-a-Service is a thing

No joke: Ransomware-as-a-Service is a thing According to the company’s official blog, the malware’s authors use a Ransomware-as-a-Service business model, freely distributing the ransomware builder to aspiring attackers, but requiring a 20% cut of any ransom payments it generates.Shark is distributed through a professional looking website that features information about the ransomware and instructions on how to download and configure it.

Video: Hillary makes ISIS deal - It's not real, says security experts

Video: Hillary makes ISIS deal - It's not real, says security experts Cyber security specialists Symantec is warning internet users about a non-existent video that reportedly features United States presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton exchanging money with ISIS.However, there is no video contained in the email, just malware, Narang says.

Video of Hillary making ISIS deal: It's not real, says security expert

Video of Hillary making ISIS deal: It's not real, says security expert Cyber security specialists Symantec is warning internet users about a non-existent video that reportedly features United States presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton exchanging money with ISIS.However, there is no video contained in the email, just malware, Narang says.

Apple patches critical security flaws used to steal encrypted data

Apple patches critical security flaws used to steal encrypted data Apple products have a reputation for security, especially compared with the systemic security flaws baked into the Android update system (or lack thereof).In the world of device security, however, no one is ever perfect, and the critical flaws that Apple patched today underscore that point.

Computer-killing USB drives now on sale for less than $60

Computer-killing USB drives now on sale for less than $60 But there’s now a Hong Kong-based company selling a USB Kill Drive 2.Here’s how the company describes the product: The USB Kill 2.

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes

Australian police warn of ransomware USB drives showing up in mailboxes For most ExtremeTech readers this should almost go without saying, but if you find a mysterious USB drive in your mailbox, don’t plug it in.There are more dangerous things a criminal element could drop in your mailbox, but a malware infected USB drive isn’t good.

Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices

Microsoft claims Windows 10 now active on 400 million devices In July, the company declared 350 million people had upgraded to or were using Windows 10.Now, after the conclusion of its Get Windows 10 campaign, Microsoft declared it has more than 400 million customers using the OS.

Internet of Things or Internet of Trouble?

Internet of Things or Internet of Trouble? The recent cyber-attack in the United States via the Internet of Things has re-focused attention on the potential threat for New Zealand.According to local cloud IT services company, Dynamo6, the event has highlighted the potential for the same to happen in New Zealand.

Backdoor found on some Android phones that sends personal data to Chinese server

Backdoor found on some Android phones that sends personal data to Chinese server So many companies are making and selling phones, that staggering security mistakes continue to occur from time to time.The problem: that smartphone had a rather large security hole that sent user data to a server in China.

Office Depot, OfficeMax claim brand-new computers are infected by malware to sell useless removal services

Office Depot, OfficeMax claim brand-new computers are infected by malware to sell useless removal services The software Office Depot uses to scan for malware (and we use these terms loosely) is called PC Health Check and is manufactured by Support.According to Derek Held, an IT specialist with IOActive, PC Health Check doesn’t actually scan a system at all.

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked This week, the San Fransisco transit system experienced the latest in a growing trend of “ransomware” attacks against important pieces of infrastructure.There is some good news, though: as reported by Forbes, it seems that the hacker has had his or her own email address infiltrated in retaliation.

Norton gives the low down on the Google breach

Norton gives the low down on the Google breach More than one million Google accounts have been breaches via malicious Android apps, with reports suggesting 13,000 new infections each day.Last week, Google announced via its official blog that they they’ve been investigating and working to figure out how they can help protect users against the threat.

Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones: A new era of cybercrime in 2017

Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones: A new era of cybercrime in 2017 As the predictions for 2017 continue to roll in, the security industry looks set to have a tough year.This type of attack increased throughout 2016 and will continue to gain prominence in 2017, most likely through PowerShell attacks.