AV engines are riddled with exploitable bugs

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A security researcher has found a great number of exploitable vulnerabilities in popular security solutions and the AV engines they use, proving not only that AV engines are as vulnerable to zero day attacks as the applications they try to protect, but can also lower the operating system's exploit mitigations. "Installing ...

Beware Keyloggers at Hotel Business Centers

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The U.S. Secret Service is advising the hospitality industry to inspect computers made available to guests in hotel business centers, warning that crooks have been compromising hotel business center PCs with keystroke-logging malware in a bid to steal personal and financial data from guests. A DHS/Secret Service advisory dated July 10, 2014. In a non-public ...

Malwarebytes: With Anti-Exploit, we’ll stop the worst attacks on PCs

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Imagine a world where attackers seeking to gain access to your computer are stopped before they can use your technology against you. That world doesn't exist yet, but it took a giant step closer to reality with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, a new security program for Microsoft Windows released Thursday. The software, which ...

“TrueCrypt is not secure,” official SourceForge page abruptly warns

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

One of the official webpages for the widely used TrueCrypt encryption program says that development has abruptly ended and warns users of the decade-old tool that it isn't safe to use. "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues," text in red at the top of ...

Texting ATMs for Cash Shows Cybercriminals’ Increasing Sophistication

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

There is a growing chorus of voices calling for businesses and home users to upgrade existing Windows XP installations to newer versions of Windows, if not for the features, then at least for the improved security and support. ATMs are basically computers that control access to cash, and as it ...