Category: AntiVirus

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If you receive a message from any of your Facebook Friends asking for urgent help to recover their Facebook account, since they’ve added you as one of their ‘Trusted Contacts‘—just don’t blindly believe it. Researchers from AccessNow have detected a new Facebook phishing scam that can even trick an experienced user into falling victim to…

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This week we published a security alert about two critical vulnerabilities found in Microsoft when the company released its monthly security updates. The most important story of this week was the one about the Australian Defence Force being hacked and top secret technical information being stolen from an Australian defence contractor. Here are some of the other…

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What software do you need to protect your computer? We’ve identified two programs that keep your computer safe from anything untoward. The first is Defenx Security Suite. It includes antivirus and anti-spyware protection, a firewall, and an intelligent anti-spam feature that learns how to identify which emails you don’t want to receive in your inbox, automatically…

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Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing concerns among IT professionals, according to recent surveys. Even after several years of escalation, ransomware continues its growth by just about every metric. This week, three new studies show how ransomware continues to grow around the globe, proving to be one of the fastest-growing problems that cybersecurity practitioners face…

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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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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…