New Windows 10 build kills controversial password-sharing Wi-Fi Sense

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

When Microsoft announced Windows 10, it added a feature called Wi-Fi Sense that had previously debuted on the Windows Phone operating system. Wi-Fi Sense was a password-sharing option that allowed you to share Wi-Fi passwords with your friends and contacts in Skype, Outlook, and Facebook. Here’s how Microsoft described the ...

ID Ransomware you have been hit with

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

ID Ransomware is a new online service that allows you to upload ransom notes or encrypted file samples to identify the ransomware used to attack you. So-called ransomware is an ever growing and evolving threat that is attacking computer systems to either hold files hostage by encrypting them, or locks access ...

Never10 – New utility to prevent Windows 10 upgrades

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Steve at GRC put together a utility that configures older versions of Windows to never upgrade to Windows 10.  Description from his site: The name “Never 10” is a bit of an overstatement, since this utility may also be used to easily re-enable Windows operating system automatic upgrading. But the primary ...

PETYA Crypto-ransomware Overwrites MBR to Lock Users Out of Their Computers

Friday, March 25th, 2016

As if encrypting files and holding them hostage is not enough, cybercriminals who create and spread crypto-ransomware are now resorting to causing blue screen of death (BSoD) and putting their ransom notes at system startup—as in, even before the operating system loads. Imagine turning on your computer and instead of ...

Trend Micro password manager had remote command execution holes and dumped data to anyone

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

A password management tool installed by default alongside Trend Micro AntiVirus was found vulnerable to remote code execution thanks to the work of Google's Project Zero security team. Discovered by Project Zero's Tavis Ormandy, the password tool was built using JavaScript and node.js, and started a local web server that would ...