Malware

Is That Windows Process Actually A Virus? 3 Ways To Tell If An Exe File Is Safe

Have you noticed a strange Windows process and don't know if it is real or fake? Viruses and other malware have become adept at masquerading as legitimate system processes these days. Luckily, you can use a few methods to verify the...

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What Is The Blister Malware? Tips To Stay Protected

Are you tired of random pop-ups, sluggish laptops, computer viruses, or the threat of ransomware attacks? No matter which shape or form malware takes, it's annoying and can even be devastating.
Related topics: Laptops

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Microsoft To Disable Excel 4.0 Macro Support By Default

Excel macros were a game-changer when released, but over the last decade have become much better known as a vector for malware. In July of 2021, Microsoft released a new Excel Trust Center setting option to restrict the usage of Excel 4.0 (XLM)...
Related topics: Microsoft

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Japan's Supreme Court Rules Cryptojacking Scripts Are Not Malware

Coinhive-slinger wins on appeal A man found guilty of using the Coinhive cryptojacking script to mine Monero on users' PCs while they browsed the web has been cleared by Japan's Supreme Court on the grounds that crypto mining software is not...

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Sniff Those Ukrainian Emails A Little More Carefully, Advises Uncle Sam In Wake Of Belarusian...

NotPetya started over there, don't forget US companies should be on the lookout for security nasties from Ukrainian partners following the digital graffiti and malware attack launched against Ukraine by Belarus, the CISA has warned.…
Related topics: Ukraine, Belarus

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Identifying Malware By Sniffing Its Em Signature

The phrase “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” is most often attributed to Carl Sagan, specifically from his television series Cosmos. Sagan was probably not the first person to put forward such a hypothesis, and the...

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U.s. Bills Allowing Sideloading Would Cause Consumers To Be Hit With 'malware, Ransomware, And...

U.S. bills that would require major changes to the App Store would ultimately cause consumers to be targeted with malware, ransomware, and scams, Apple's Senior Director of Government Affairs Timothy Powderly said in a letter that was sent today to...
Related topics: Apple's App Store, Apple

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2022 Might Be The Year Of Linux Malware

Linux malware is on the rise thanks to the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In fact, according to a study published by Crowdstrike, Linux malware grew 35% in 2021 compared to 2020.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Related topics: Linux

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Microsoft Discovers Destructive Malware On Several Ukrainian Government Agency Networks

If triggered, the malware wipes computers of data, rendering systems inoperable.
Related topics: Microsoft

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Ukraine Blames Belarus For Pc-wiping 'ransomware' That Has No Recovery Method And Nukes Target Boxen

And for last week's digital graffiti operations, too After last week's website defacements, Ukraine is now being targeted by boot record-wiping malware that looks like ransomware but with one crucial difference: there's no recovery method. Officials...

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This Week In Security: Npm Vandalism, Simulating Reboots, And More

We’ve covered quite a few stories about malware sneaking into the NPN and other JavaScript repositories. This is a bit different. This time, a JS programmer vandalized his own packages. It’s not even malware, perhaps we should call it...

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Sysjoker Has Been Attacking Computers For Over Six Months

A scary backdoor is out there right now, targeting Windows, Linux, and macOS. This SysJoker malware is so frightening because it’s very good at evading detection, giving it the ability to do damage without the user noticing.Read This Article...
Related topics: Linux

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Polish Gov't Finally Admits It Deployed Nso Malware, Pretends Targeting Of Opposition Leaders Isn't...

Poland -- like far too many countries -- has a Pegasus problem. The highly intrusive (and highly effective) phone malware sold by Israel's NSO Group for the ostensible purpose of tracking down terrorists and other deadly criminals has been observed...
Related topics: Poland, Israel, Terrorism

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Patch Systems Vulnerable To Critical Log4j Flaws, Uk And Us Officials Warn

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Criminals are actively exploiting the high-severity Log4Shell vulnerability on servers running VMware Horizon in an attempt to install malware that allows them to gain full control of affected systems, the...
Related topics: Computer Security, Servers, Vmware

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This Week In Security: Y2k22, Accidentally Blocking 911, And Bug Alert

If you had the misfortune of running a Microsoft Exchange server this past week, then you don’t need me to tell you about the Y2K22 problem. To catch rest of us up, when Exchange tried to download the first malware definitions update of 2022,...
Related topics: Microsoft, Servers

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Spider-man: No Way Home Torrent Contains Monero Cryptocurrency Miner

Some Marvel fans who have torrented the new Spider-Man film have instead downloaded cryptocurrency mining malware that could cause huge damage to their machines. Though downloading copyrighted content can result in serious penalties in most of the...
Related topics: Marvel

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Beware Of Fake Telegram Messenger App Hacking Pcs With Purple Fox Malware

The Telegram messaging app Trojan installers are  used to deploy the Windows-based Purple Fox backdoor to compromised systems. That's according to new research published by Minerva Labs, which describes the attack as different from intruders...
Related topics: Trojan Horses, Computer Security

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Redline Malware Alert! Your Accounts And Passwords Saved On Chrome Or Edge Might Be Hacked. Know...

 Hackers can steal your Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge login password through malware, experts say. Saving the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge login password  in these internet browsers is a pretty common practice. Most of us save...
Related topics: Chrome, Hackers, Computer Security, Google, Microsoft

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New Flagpro Malware Linked To Chinese State-backed Hackers

 The cyber espionage group APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) Blackwell has been targeting Japanese companies with a new type of malware that researchers call "Flag pro". Second level malware and run it. Breaching corporate networksThe chain...
Related topics: Hackers

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Some Galaxy Store Apps Identified With Potentially Dangerous Malware

Google Play Store has been victim to malware apps at many instances in the past. Now Samsung’s Galaxy Store has hit the limelight for all the wrong reasons as some duplicate infected apps have been found listed on the store for download. Since...
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Google, Samsung

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