Microsoft bringing EMET back as a built-in part of Windows 10

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include EMET-like capabilities managed through a new feature called Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Microsoft's EMET, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, was a useful tool for hardening Windows systems. It used a range of techniques—some built in to Windows, some part of EMET itself—to make ...

‘Petya’ Ransomware Outbreak Goes Global

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is worming its way around the world with alarming speed. The malware is spreading using a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that the software giant patched in March 2017 — the same bug that was exploited by the recent and prolific WannaCry ransomware strain. According ...

Newly Found Malware Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools, Where WannaCry Uses 2

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A security researcher has identified a new strain of malware that also spreads itself by exploiting flaws in Windows SMB file sharing protocol, but unlike the WannaCry Ransomware that uses only two leaked NSA hacking tools, it exploits all the seven. Last week, we warned you about multiple hacking groups exploiting ...

Booby-trapped Word documents in the wild exploit critical Microsoft 0day

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

There's a new zeroday attack in the wild that's surreptitiously installing malware on fully-patched computers. It does so by exploiting a vulnerability in most or all versions of Microsoft Word. The attack starts with an e-mail that attaches a malicious Word document, according to a blog post published Saturday by researchers ...

Fake Font Update on Google Chrome Uses Social Engineering to Infect Users with Ransomware

Friday, February 24th, 2017

We’ve seen social engineering attacks manipulate users time and time again. From phishing emails, to baiting attempts – this breed of cyberthreat has continued to manipulate users for years. And now a new scam has emerged that utilizes a fake update on Google Chrome to trick users into downloading and ...

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