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The International Space Station was infected by malware according to Eugene Kapersky, a Russian security expert. He reported the infection was caused by malware which was transferred to the station via an infected USB stick brought onboard by a Russian cosmonaut (aka astronaut).…Read More »
Windows has been exploited thanks to a group of hackers finding a vulnerability. Finally, Microsoft has developed a way to plug the hole, so to speak, and keep hackers from installing malware on computers running the affected version of Windows and Office.…Read More »
Cyber attacks, mostly in the Middle East and Southern Asia, have revealed weaknesses within Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
The company has sent out an alert, warning those that use Microsoft Office versions 2003-2010, Microsoft Lync, Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Vista, that there is a weakness in Microsoft’s graphics component; more specifically, the vulnerability is with how these software packages handle TIFF images.…Read More »
If, for a moment, you thought Microsoft Security Essentials was a capable antivirus system for Windows, then please think again. The software giant has admitted that its Security Essentials software is designed to be provide just baseline and will always perform less in comparison with premium antivirus systems.…Read More »
Humorous story of how a teenage girl accidentally gets her laptop infected with a nasty virus.Read More »
Dean of Law School turns off anti-virus to download malicious file, wonders why computer shows porn pages [Humor]
Pro tip: if your anti-virus warns you of a malicious file, you should probably listen unless you are 162% sure it is a false positive.Read More »
I really hope that Ethernet wire connected to the laptop is not live.
[via kyouteki]…Read More »
Man works tech support for a local company, woman accuses him of infecting her netbook with virus just so she would have to pay him to fix it.Read More »
To be fair to Download.com, all 1,247 are PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Program — like toolbars, bloatware, etc.) and not hardcore malware. However, this is still something Download.com should not be promoting.Read More »
The NSA PRISM initiative is slowly backfiring on the American government, but as it stands, American companies could suffer the most, as foreign countries grow weary of using American software. According to German website Zeit Online, German government officials believe Windows 8 contains backdoors for the NSA to take full control of any computer with the operating system installed.…Read More »
Do you use Orbit Downloader, a popular download manager for Windows? Then you should uninstall it right now because, according to ESET (the makers of NOD32 anti-virus), Orbit Downloader contains malware.
More specifically, ESET alleges Orbit Downloader contains code that is used to perform DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks.…Read More »
Lady clicks on email that claims her Chase bank account is locked. Too bad she doesn’t have a Chase bank account.Read More »
This infographic provides very good tips regarding how people are hacked and how to protect yourself.Read More »
Tech support cleans out a computer when s/he comes across poetic malware… literally.Read More »
Tor is a tool that protects your identity while browsing the internet. While it is known as the ‘Darknet’ by some due to how it can be used to distribute pornographic and child abuse images, the main purpose of this project is to give people freedom of speech without having to identify themselves – particularly those in politically unstable countries.…Read More »
Pete likes to watch a lot of porn. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know how to watch porn safely.Read More »
Uh… how is it possible to be infected with so many malware?!Read More »
This infographic provides some simple tips as to how/why viruses spread.Read More »
A troubling malware family has recently been brought to light by researchers from both F-Secure and Webroot. What is particularly unique about this malware is that it targets both Windows and OSX. This malware appears to be an early attempt at developing cross-platform attacks.…Read More »
Kaspersky TDSSKiller finds one rootkit but somehow neutralizes three.Read More »
Pro tip: simply inserting your antivirus disc inside the CD tray will protect you from viruses.Read More »
A couple of months ago, a Google researcher named Tavis Ormandy uncovered a severe flaw in Windows and then took it to the web to inform the public. This raised the ire of some (especially Microsoft), because the research didn’t tell the Microsoft before going public (and thus didn’t allow Microsoft to patch it before everyone found out).…Read More »
Microsoft reveals two viruses that avoid removal by regularly downloading updated versions of each other
Recent research carried out by Microsoft has showed that a combination of two viruses, Vobfus and Beebone, is proving quite difficult to remove from infected Windows PCs.
Like other typical malware, these two offers data thieves the opportunity to steal valuable data or to use your PC to spam and exploit other PCs as well.…Read More »
A new malicious data wiper program dubbed Trojan.Korhigh by Symantec containing similar functionality to another piece of malware, which took the networks of several South Korean companies offline in a matter of hours back in March, has recently been uncovered by researchers.…Read More »
13-year-old Alaskan middle school students hack classroom computers by using phishing on their teachers
In Ketchikan, Alaska a group of 18 students (aged 12 to 13 years) attending Schoenbar Middle School were able to hack into various computers after exploiting teachers to gain admin access. After taking control of various computers remotely, the hackers played pranks on other students.…Read More »
24% of PCs worldwide are vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks, because people don’t update their antivirus
According to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, an average of 24 percent of computers worldwide are vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks. The reason? Simple — the lack of up-to-date antivirus software.
The report says that some people may not realize the importance of installing and maintaining (keeping up-to-date) an antivirus program on their computers.…Read More »
EA’s online video game service Origin is exploitable by bug that lets attackers remotely run malicious code
Video game publisher Electronic Arts recently put out one of the bigger releases of the year in SimCity. The game was plagued with launch woes and continuous server issues as it required an online connection to EA’s Origin service to function.…Read More »
Hackers successfully crack Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and Windows 7 at Pwn2Own hacker competition
Chrome OS may have survived a barrage of attacks at Pwnium 3 but Windows and Windows browsers have not been so lucky. At Pwn2Own, a hacker competition sponsored by HP, hackers were able to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, Chrome on Windows 7, and Firefox on Windows 7 which allows the hackers to bypass sandboxes and gain access to the whole system.…Read More »
Last week two separate instances of Java zero-day vulnerabilities were reported. One, reported by Security Explorations, was not (is not) being exploited in-the-wild as far as anyone knows. The second one, however, was (is) being exploited in-the-wild to infect users with McRat trojan.…Read More »
Do you still have Java installed? Then you probably want to know that yet another zero-day Java vulnerability is found, and unlike the two vulnerabilities discovered earlier this week by Security Explorations, this vulnerability is being exploited in-the-wild effectively making it a new zero-day attack aimed at Java users.…Read More »
Normal anti-virus tell you to delete Trojans. Kaspersky? Not so muchRead More »
Guess what? Adobe Flash is being hit with in-the-wild attacks (again); update to latest version to stay safe
Java. Flash. Java. Flash. Java. Flash. It seems like these two take turns in making your system vulnerable to attack. Sometimes they even misbehave at the same time, like today. As mentioned earlier today, two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Java.…Read More »
This is getting old: New zero-day vulnerabilities found in latest versions of Java, including Java 7 Update 15
Still have Java installed on your computer or enabled in your browser? Then you should know new vulnerabilities have been discovered in the latest versions of Java. Again.
The current latest version of Java is Java 7 Update 15, which includes the most recent patch Oracle issues on February 19.…Read More »