Beware Of New Backdoor Malware Targeting Linux Users

The name Kevin Beaumont may not be familiar to you, but if you’re a Linux or Solaris user, he may have just saved you a whole lot of grief. Recently, Mr. Beaumont discovered a stealthy backdoor malware that has been quietly infecting Linux and Solaris SPARC systems for more than five years.  BPFdoor only parses […]

New Phishing Scams Using Twitter Account Emails

Hackers around the world are increasingly targeting verified Twitter accounts with emails designed to pilfer your Twitter login credentials. Verified Twitter accounts differ from standard Twitter accounts in that they sport a large blue check mark next to the user’s name, which indicates that the person who owns the account is someone of considerable influence […]

Tricky Ransomware Encrypts Small Data But Overwrites Large Data

The MalwareHunterTeam recently discovered a new ransomware operation that is particularly nasty.  Called Onyx, outwardly, the operation does what most ransomware campaigns do.  It gets inside a corporate network, exfiltrates the data that it wants, then seems to encrypt the rest, and then threatens to release the files to the broader public unless their demands […]

Popular Service Being Used To Send Phishing Emails

Google SMTP relay service is wildly popular and used every day by legions of users.  Unfortunately, hackers around the world are aware of this and increasingly they’ve begun abusing the SMTP relay service. The basic idea is as follows. Some clever hackers have figured out that they can bypass email security products and deliver malicious […]

Security Warnings Coming To Certain Google Apps To Help Users

Google has been making some fantastic changes to bolster user security in recent weeks. That includes changes to their Google Play Store that will require developers to disclose exactly what data they plan to track and collect when users install the apps they create. In a related vein, the tech giant has also recently added […]

Three Big Companies Working On Passwordless Login Options

Ask just about any IT security professional and they will tell you that weak user passwords are one of the biggest problems and most persistent threats to corporate networks. Despite years of training, re-training, and near-constant reminders to strengthen passwords, users keep making the same mistakes. They’ll re-use the same password across multiple properties. They […]

New Delivery Method For Ransomware Discovered Called Bumblebee

Some interesting and disturbing changes are afoot in the hacking world.  It appears that the TrickBot gang is now working for the Conti Syndicate. TrickBot is a well-known group of botnet developers responsible for the creation of the BazarLoader. BazarLoader has been used by Conti in the past as their delivery system of choice when […]

Microsoft Edge Browser To Get Free Limited VPN

There’s a big change coming to the Microsoft Edge browser.  Big enough that it may prompt some users to switch to Edge. Recently, Microsoft announced that they’ll be adding a free built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to Edge as part of a long-anticipated security upgrade.  Called “Edge Secure Network,” the Redmond giant is currently […]

Many IOT Devices At Risk Due To DNS Vulnerability

How many “smart” devices do you have connected to your home or company network?  It’s probably a higher number than you originally estimated.  However large that number is, it pays to be aware that IoT devices are some of the least secure devices available on the market today, which makes them the weakest link in […]

Users Without Internet Explorer Updates Are Vulnerable To Malware

Researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a new malware campaign.  This one uses an attack method that has fallen out of favor in recent months, called the Exploit Kit. Exploit Kits used to be all the rage. Flash Player was a popular target for Exploit Kit based attacks but it is now a thing of the […]

Google Assistant Tool Will Automate Password Changes

A handy new Google Assistant is coming soon to a device near you.  The new feature is designed to automate the frustrating and often time-consuming task of changing your passwords after a breach. This information is according to a tweet from Max Weinbach and a separate report from a group called the Android Police. Google […]

 Amazon Kindle Will Soon Support ePub Standard Files

Do you own an Amazon Kindle?  If so, you’re probably already aware of one of the major frustrations with the product.  Kindles are amazing but they don’t support the epub file format. Of course, epub is  the format that just about everybody else on the planet other than Amazon sells e-books in. The company has […]

Google Soon Informing Users About What Data Apps Collect

A small but important change is coming to your Android apps.  Soon you’ll notice a new Data Safety section on the Google Play Store which will provide greater transparency about exactly what data the apps you install are collecting. The change is meant to serve as a “privacy label” that will allow users to evaluate […]

Some Windows 11 Upgrade Links Could Be Malware

There’s a new hacking campaign underway that you need to be aware of especially if you or anyone you know is interested in upgrading to Windows 11. The campaign appears to be a legitimate offer from Microsoft and it gives users the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Unlike many campaigns of this […]

Netflix Will Soon Crack Down On Password Sharing

Netflix has been talking about cracking down on password sharing for years.  So far, it’s been just talk. Recently, the company suffered its first decrease in subscribers in recent memory. They lost more than 200,000 in the first quarter of 2022. That is a fact which sent their stock price reeling. According to the company’s […]

Microsoft Exchange Servers Targeted By Hackers

If you rely on a Microsoft Exchange server to handle email for your company, there is something you should be aware of. Recent research by security and analytics company Varonis has discovered that an affiliate of Hive ransomware has begun targeting Exchange servers that are vulnerable to ProxyShell security issues. If the group in question […]

Microsoft May Have A Fix For Windows 10 Freezing Issue

Has your Windows 10 machine been mysteriously freezing up on you lately?  If it has, you’re not alone.  Fortunately, Microsoft’s engineers have identified the root cause of that issue and have released a patch that fixes it. The patch you’re looking for is KB5012636. Be aware that this is a cumulative update preview patch for […]

Some Android Devices May Have Media File Security Vulnerability

Do you have an Android device?  Is it built around a Qualcomm or MediaTek chipset?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, be aware that researchers at Check Point have recently discovered an issue which could put your device at risk. The team discovered a flaw in the implementation of the ALAC (Apple […]

LinkedIn Now The Most Spoofed Website For Phishing Emails

Considered to be social media for professionals, LinkedIn is an invaluable tool for millions of people all over the world and a great way to make a wide range of professional connections. Unfortunately, hackers and scammers are aware of this fact and tend to gravitate to it as well. They are hoping to take advantage […]

Update Now If You Run This WordPress Plugin

Millions of people around the world have leveraged the awesome power of WordPress to build their sites.  Whether for personal or business use, WordPress has the flexibility and functionality to create just about any type of site you can dream of. A large part of this flexibility comes from the power of plugins, but that’s […]

Beware Zip Attachments In Emails Could Be Qbot Malware

The owners of the Qbot botnet are changing things up.  The botnet’s normal Modus Operandi for distributing their signature Qbot malware has been to push their malicious code via phishing emails which contain Microsoft Office documents laden with poisoned macros. More recently though, the group behind the botnet has switched to phishing emails carrying password-protected […]

This Banking Malware Can Fake Calls From Your Bank

There’s a new strain of malware that specifically targets Android users that you should be aware of.  Dubbed simply “Fakecalls,” it is a banking trojan that boasts a powerful new ability we haven’t seen before in the malware world.  It can fake a call from your bank. On its face, it looks like most of […]

Large Company Snap-On Tools Recently Hit By Data Breach

If you have any tools in your garage, odds are good that at least a few of them are Snap-on tools.  The brand is ubiquitous in the United States and the company is one of the leading manufacturers globally. They sell under a variety of different brand names and some of them you may not […]

Microsoft Edge Gets Overall Performance Boost

If you rely on Microsoft’s Edge browser to surf the web, you’re in luck.  The Redmond Giant has recently made some modifications to the browser’s “sleeping tabs” feature, which improves its overall performance and responsiveness. The Sleeping Tabs feature began rolling out for edge users running Beta 88 back in December of 2020. It had […]

HP Warns Users About Critical Security Vulnerability

Are you one of the legions of users who rely on the Teradici PCoIP client?  If so, be aware that whether you’re running Windows, Linux, or macOS, there’s a raft of new critical security vulnerabilities you need to be aware of. These are security issues that could potentially impact some fifteen million endpoints. The essence […]

Stay Compliant By Upping Your Cyber Security Practices

If you own or operate a business, there are plenty of things you must do to ensure success. You have to make the right hiring decisions; develop a product or service that you can sell; build relationships with clients, employees and partners; and much more. One of the biggest responsibilities that comes with owning or […]

Windows 11 Will Soon Get New Security Features

If you’re a member of the Windows Insiders group, you may already be aware of this. If you missed the company’s announcement be on the lookout for some new security improvements in upcoming releases. Microsoft has been playing an increasingly active role in countering a wide range of cybersecurity threats and their upcoming security enhancements […]