New Citadel Trojan Targets Your Password Managers

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Unless we are a human supercomputer, remembering password is not an easy task and that too, if you have a different password for every different site. But luckily to make the whole process easy, there is a growing market for password managers which provides an extra layer of protection. Wait! ...

Microsoft posts critical patch for huge Windows vulnerability that affects all modern machines

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Remember Heartbleed? You know, the exploit in SSL that was so bad it got its own brand? Microsoft may have an issue of similar scale on its hands with a critical patch issued via Windows Update today. The patch in question is MS14-066, or otherwise known as the cryptically named “Vulnerability in Schannel ...

CryptoWall ransom infections spike to 830,000 in matter of weeks

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Dell SecureWorks has updated its figures on the number of PCs infected by the awful CryptoWall ransom malware and the news isn’t good – the number of systems has spiked suddenly to 830,000. The firm’s last statistic in late August was 625,000, itself a large number of infected systems, which means ...

Microsoft Windows Hit By New Zero-Day Attack

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Microsoft has disclosed that a new zero-day vulnerability is present in Windows, and is exploited via Microsoft Office files. According to Microsoft Security Advistory 3010060, the vulnerability is present in all supported versions of Windows except Windows Server 2003. The vulnerability (designated as CVE-2014-6352) is triggered by an attacker sending a specially ...

The malware of the future may come bearing real gifts

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

“What,” asked the speaker. “if Notepad behaved just like you would expect it to, but only for the first hour or so that you used it? What if it began to do different things after that?” According to Giovanni Vigna, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the ...