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HACKERS COMPROMISED CCleaner, an application distributed by firm Avast that allows users to perform routine maintenance on their system, in order to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims. Security Researchers from Cisco Talos said that for a period of time – between 15 August and September 12 of this year – CCleaner version 5.33 had contained a multi-stage…

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An extremely relentless harmful star included a backdoor to a WordPress plugin called Display Widgets that Set Up backdoors on potentially 200,000 internet sites since June 21. The hacker utilized the open-source Display Widgets plugin, which lets customers manage exactly how their WordPress plugins appear on their sites, as the delivery device for the backdoor….

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Microsoft has released a large batch of security updates to patch a total of 81 CVE-listed vulnerabilities, on all supported versions of Windows and other MS products, as part of its September Patch Tuesday The latest security update addresses 27 critical and 54 important vulnerabilities in severity, of which 38 vulnerabilities are impacting Windows, 39 could…

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Microsoft has been changing its privacy settings in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update to give its users more controls over their data. Microsoft addressed some privacy concerns in the Windows 10 Creators Update in April with simplified data collection levels—Security, Basic, Enhanced, and Full—and eventually revealed its data collection practices. Now, it is making another privacy-related…

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Google removed almost 300 Android apps from the official Play Store after detection expert at ESET reported they were abused for a DDoS attack. This week Google has removed at least 300 apps from the Official Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked to power DDoS attacks. “We identified approximately 300 apps associated…

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Locky ransomware has been on a wild spree in the past weeks, trying new ways of achieving even higher infections rates. This Ransomware focused on changing tactics and experimenting with new extensions or new baits to get users to click. In their latest, the cyber attackers behind the notorious ransomware strain currently on the market have decided to resort…

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A new malware threat is spreading fast on the Internet, and this time it’s targeting Facebook Messenger users. If you get this link via Messenger from one of your Facebook friends, do not click on it! This malware, which replicates over Facebook’s messaging system, Messenger, is circulating and spreading massively. This malware is a form of…

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Creating SEO friendly images is simple to do, yet many website owners neglect this valuable source of search engine traffic. To make it even more simple, WordPress has some great tools built in to help you optimize your images, and you use the All-in-One SEO Pack to maximize your optimization. The most important thing to…

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Last year in September, a ransomware called Mamba was discovered by a Morphus Labs security researcher. While typical crypto-malware encrypts a pre-determined set of files, Mamba goes for the bigger slice of the pie and locks up the whole hard drive. It will also manipulate the system’s boot process, ultimately making it impossible to use the computer….