IoT Scanner Checks for Vulnerabilities In Your Connected Devices

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Last week’s DDoS attack on Dyn that shut down portions of the internet was fueled by bots created from hacked connected devices, like internet-connected cameras and DVRs, but can also theoretically include connected routers, printers, and more. While there’s not exactly a fix for this problem, IoT Scanner is a ...

Ransomware’s new threat: if you don’t pay, we’ll publish your photos online

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The ‘scareware' variant of the Chimera ransomware trojan has been spotted by the Cologne-based anti-botnet advisory centre, Botfrei (‘Botfree'). The agency says Chimera is a classic blackmail trojan which is now targeting specific employees in German companies with fake emails about job applications or job offers. The emails point them to a Dropbox ...

How Command and Control Servers Remain Resilient

Monday, September 14th, 2015

One of the ways that malware activity on a network is spotted is via the activity of their network activity. However, in many cases this can be difficult to detect: there have been incidents where command-and-control (C&C) servers were able to stay online and pose a problem for many years. ...

New router DNS attack delivers porn and game ads on mainstream websites

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Of all the various malware attack vectors, hacking a person’s router is one of the most effective. A new report from Ara Labs highlights how router attacks have evolved in recent years, and details a new method of serving unwanted advertising via intercepted Google Analytics information. When evil routers attack The reason ...

How to Ensure Your Home Router Has the Latest Security Updates

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Keeping your home router updated is a crucial part of staying secure. Shellshock affected a number of routers, and we’ve also seen routers hacked and turned into botnets. Home router security is notoriously poor. You should ensure your router is getting security updates, too. Depending on your router, you may have to do this ...

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