Category: malware

Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key

Microsoft Says No More Windows Security Updates Unless AVs Set a Registry Key

| January 10, 2018

Microsoft has added a new and very important detail on the support  page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches. According to an update added this week, Microsoft says that Windows users will not receive the January 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, or any subsequent Patch Tuesday security updates, unless […]

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Meet 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre,' the chip flaws causing problems for nearly everyone

Meet ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre,’ the chip flaws causing problems for nearly everyone

| January 4, 2018

Critical bugs in all modern processor chips that allow attackers to potentially steal sensitive data were publicly revealed Wednesday after months of private security industry work and days of public speculation. Named “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to find passwords or sensitive documents stored in memory. The exploits work on personal computers, mobile […]

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Conficker worm still spreading despite being nearly 10 years old

Conficker worm still spreading despite being nearly 10 years old

| December 12, 2017

Nearly a decade after it first burst across the world, the Conficker worm remains one of the internet’s most prevalent malware threats, according to research by the security firm Trend Micro. Conficker, also known as Downad, was first spotted in 2008 when it infected as many as 15 million machines. Experts saw it as one of the worst […]

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Best Buy removes Kaspersky from store offerings

Best Buy removes Kaspersky from store offerings

| September 9, 2017

The American retail giant Best Buy will no longer sell software from the Moscow-based security company Kaspersky Lab amid escalating tension over the U.S. government’s claims that the company shares information with Russian intelligence agencies. “Kaspersky Lab and Best Buy have suspended their relationship at this time; however, the relationship may be re-evaluated in the […]

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Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

Webroot ‘mistakenly’ flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

| April 25, 2017

Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world. The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn’t stopped some PCs […]

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Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

| November 21, 2016

Office Depot employees have been selling unnecessary tech repair services after telling customers that their laptops and computers were infected with malware, reporters from Seattle TV station KIRO 7 said this week after being tipped off by a former employee. The whistleblower told KIRO 7 reporters that Office Depot employees were forced by internal procedures […]

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Ransomware Virus Shuts Down Electric and Water Utility

Ransomware Virus Shuts Down Electric and Water Utility

| April 29, 2016

Ransomware has become an albatross around the neck, targeting businesses, hospitals, and personal computers worldwide and extorting Millions of Dollars. Typical Ransomware targets victim’s computer encrypts files on it, and then demands a ransom — typically about $500 in Bitcoin — in exchange for a key that will decrypt the files. Guess what could be […]

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