This week we published a security alert about a new wave of spam campaigns containing the Emotet banking trojan that can exploit Windows admin rights on users’ PC. We also included a protection guide to better fight against these online threats.
How secure are your passwords? Are you using unique and strong ones? SplashData has released a list of the most popular, and insecure passwords users have been using in 2017. Protect your online accounts and avoid using simple and easily breakable passwords like “123456”, “qwerty”, “12345678”, “admin”, or “iloveyou”.
If you haven’t updated your WordPress blog or site, you should do it immediately. WordFence security firm found a severe backdoor that could allow the plugin author or attackers to remotely gain administrative access to WordPress websites without requiring any authentication.
Security researchers discovered that the Lazarus hackers group has “launched a malicious spear-phishing campaign using the lure of a job opening for the CFO role at a European-based cryptocurrency company”.
Security researchers found a new strain of Android malware lurking in fake antivirus and porn applications, which is capable of performing a plethora of criminal activities—from mining cryptocurrencies to launching DDoS attacks.
Researchers say that a hacker called Nexus Zeta created Satori botnet, which is a variant of the Mirai IoT malware that was released online in October 2016.
6. Twitter Just Got More Serious About Two-Factor Authentication. Here’s How to Better Protect your Account
Twitter introduced a new feature that lets users use third-party apps (such as Google Authenticator, Authy, or 1Password) to verify yourself at login. If you haven’t secured your account with two factor authentication system, you can do it now.
The price of Bitcoin has dropped more than 25 percent in four days, so what to expect for the next period? Here’s a perspective of this digital currency over the last years.
Curious to know what happened in the last month of the year in terms of data breaches and cyber attacks? Here’s a very useful list of data breaches and cyber attacks of 2017 with 33.8 million records leaked.
Be extra careful! If you get a video file (packed in zip archive) sent by someone (or your friends) on your Facebook messenger, do not click on it. Researchers found a new cryptocurrency mining bot which is spreading through Facebook Messenger and targeting Google Chrome desktop users.
Browser lockers (also known as browlocks) are designed to scare but also to create the illusion that the computer has been locked, which is not quite true. “Tech support scammers have been relying on fraudulent pop-ups for many years in order to scare potential victims into calling for remote assistance.”