Malware

Just Say The 'magic Password': Boffins Turn Up Potential Backdoor In Sql Server 2012, 2014

Admin rights needed to fire up the malware and – hey presto! Security researchers at ESET have published details of a backdoor into Microsoft's SQL Server via hooks and the splendidly named "magic passwords".…
Related topics: Databases, Servers, Microsoft

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Attk Of The Pwns: Trend Micro's Antivirus Tools 'will Run Malware – If Its Filename Is Cmd.exe'

Try not to save files to your Windows PC called cmd.exe or regedit.exe Video  A flaw in the Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit can be exploited by hackers to run malware on victims' Windows computers.…
Related topics: Computer Security, Tech Videos, Hackers

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Microsoft’s Secured-core Pcs Combat Ugly Firmware Attacks

System security is something that’s always evolving, and that’s especially true as malicious attacks become more sophisticated. In recent years, we’ve seen malware begin to target vulnerabilities in firmware, which is bad news...
Related topics: Microsoft, Firmware

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Malware Hides As Ios Jailbreak, Sucuri Is Insecuri, And China Is About To Get Even Worse

Plus, new allegations in Iran and American hacking war Roundup  Here's your Register security roundup to kick off your week.…
Related topics: China, Iran

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Score 93% Off This Award-winning Vpn That Also Blocks Malware

Never access the internet without some form of protection from hackers. Get lifetime access to Disconnect VPN Premium today for just $19.99, which is 93% off the original price. The post Score 93% off this award-winning VPN that also blocks malware...
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security

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Orange You Happy To Be A Customer? Spammy Sextortion Malware Only Targeted French Isp

Briefly had screen recording feature too Sextortion is bad. Malware is bad. Spam is bad. Unhappily for a French ISP's users, online crooks combined all three in a hideous attempt to extort cash with custom malware that records their on-screen...
Related topics: Spam

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape The Future Of Malware

As we move into the future, the prospect of AI-driven systems becomes more appealing. Artificial Intelligence will help us make decisions, power our smart cities, and—unfortunately—infect our computers with nasty strains of...

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New Cryptomining Malware Uses Wav Audio Files To Conceal Its Tracks

A new campaign discovered by security researchers shows that cybercriminals are hiding malware inside WAV audio files. This technique of obfuscating malicious code in plain sight — a method called steganography — was uncovered by BlackBerry’s...
Related topics: Computer Security, BlackBerry, Mobile Technology

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Cryptojacking Worm Uses Docker To Infect Over 2,000 Systems To Secretly Mine Monero

Researchers have uncovered the first instance case of a cryptojacking worm that propagates via malicious Docker images, according to Palo Alto Networks’ threat intelligence team Unit 42. Dubbed “Graboid,” the worm infects compromised hosts...

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This Malware Can Make An Atm Spit Out All Of Its Cash On Demand

The bank employee in the city of Freiburg, Germany, who noticed a bank ATM acting screwy one morning was greeted with a bizarre message on the control panel: "Ho-ho-ho! Let's make some cutlets today!" That employee didn't immediately realize it, but...
Related topics: Germany

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Shipping Giant Pitney Bowes Hit By Ransomware

Shipping tech giant Pitney Bowes has confirmed a cyberattack on its systems. The company said in a statement that its systems were hit by a “malware attack that encrypted information” on its systems, more commonly known as...

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Apple Under Scrutiny For Sending Safari Browsing Data To China’s Tencent

Apple is attracting scrutiny for its practice of checking if the websites you’re visiting visiting are fraudulent and malware-infested after Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent was found listed as a Safe Browsing provider. The Safari feature —...
Related topics: Apple

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What Is Malware And How Can It Hurt Your Business?

It’s the 21st century. Businesses are moving online and with terabytes of data. According to a study, the big four companies Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Facebook store 1,200 petabytes between them, which is equivalent to 1.2 million...
Related topics: Microsoft, Google, Social Media, Amazon, Facebook

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Hospitals Resume Accepting Patients After Malware Attack

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — An Alabama hospital chain that quit accepting new patients after a malware attack crippled computer systems said it has resumed normal operations after paying a ransom demand. The DCH Health System said its hospitals in the west...

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Setting Up Roadblocks To Social Engineering

Since the dawn of the Internet age, criminals have looked for ways to profit on unsuspecting people while they browse the Web. Viruses, malware and other schemes were invented to infect and infiltrate systems, both at the enterprise and consumer...

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Finfisher Malware Authors Fire Off Legal Threats To Silence German Journos

Haben sie nicht von dem Streisand-Effekt gehört? Malware authors behind the Finfisher spyware suite, well beloved by dictators, have sent legal threats intended to silence a German news blog that reported them to criminal prosecutors over allegedly...

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Cybercriminals Are Targeting Healthcare Companies With Phishing Campaigns To Steal Sensitive Data

Healthcare providers are facing an unprecedented level of social engineering-driven malware threats, according to new research. The findings — disclosed by California-based enterprise security solutions provider Proofpoint US — discovered at...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Hospitals That Are Turning Away Patients Reportedly Pay Ransomware Attackers

Enlarge (credit: Andrew Malone / Flickr) Three Alabama hospitals have paid a ransomware demand to the criminals who waged a crippling malware attack that's forcing the hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients, the Tuscaloosa News...
Related topics: Flickr

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Does Your Computer Have A Virus? Here’s How To Check

vladwel/Shutterstock.com Windows computers sometimes do get viruses and other malware, but not every slow or misbehaving PC is infected by malware. Here’s how to check if you actually have a virus—and whether that suspicious process is...

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Five Things To Watch For In The Canadian Business World In The Coming Week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: IT security eventThe Sector IT security conference kicks off on Monday in Toronto. Experts will discuss malware, ransomware attacks and Canada’s role in...
Related topics: Canada, Toronto

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