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 ...

New, improved Macro malware hitting Microsoft Office

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The comeback was 16 years in the making, but macro malware is once again on security professional's radar in a big way impacting at least 100,000 people since it began its resurgence earlier this year, according to Intel Security. The malware, which uses the macros found in Windows Office products like Word ...

Updated Cryptowall Encrypts File Names, Mocks Victims

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Cryptowall has gotten a minor, but important facelift that might make it more difficult for researchers to tear apart and for victims to recover their encrypted data without paying a ransom. Spotted two days ago, the latest update to the ransomware has begun not only encrypting data on victims’ machines, but ...

Very useful system management and/or forensics platform for Windows

Friday, September 18th, 2015

WSCC is a free, portable program that allows you to install, update, execute and organize the utilities from various system utility suites. WSCC can install and update the supported utilities automatically. Alternatively, WSCC can use the http protocol to download and run the programs. WSCC is portable, installation is not ...