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 ...

List of Windows 10 “phone home” domains

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Here is a list of all the domains caught so far sending your data back to Microsoft in Windows 10: vortex.data.microsoft.com vortex-win.data.microsoft.com telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net oca.telemetry.microsoft.com oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net watson.telemetry.microsoft.com watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net redir.metaservices.microsoft.com choice.microsoft.com choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net df.telemetry.microsoft.com reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com telemetry.microsoft.com watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com telemetry.appex.bing.net telemetry.urs.microsoft.com telemetry.appex.bing.net:443 settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com survey.watson.microsoft.com watson.live.com watson.microsoft.com statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com compatexchange.cloudapp.net cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net a-0001.a-msedge.net statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net sls.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net diagnostics.support.microsoft.com corp.sts.microsoft.com statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com pre.footprintpredict.com i1.services.social.microsoft.com i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net feedback.windows.com feedback.microsoft-hohm.com feedback.search.microsoft.com rad.msn.com preview.msn.com ad.doubleclick.net ads.msn.com ads1.msads.net ads1.msn.com a.ads1.msn.com a.ads2.msn.com adnexus.net adnxs.com aidps.atdmt.com apps.skype.com az361816.vo.msecnd.net az512334.vo.msecnd.net a.rad.msn.com a.ads2.msads.net ac3.msn.com aka-cdn-ns.adtech.de b.rad.msn.com b.ads2.msads.net b.ads1.msn.com bs.serving-sys.com c.msn.com cdn.atdmt.com cds26.ams9.msecn.net c.atdmt.com db3aqu.atdmt.com ec.atdmt.com flex.msn.com g.msn.com h2.msn.com h1.msn.com live.rads.msn.com msntest.serving-sys.com m.adnxs.com m.hotmail.com preview.msn.com pricelist.skype.com rad.msn.com rad.live.com secure.flashtalking.com static.2mdn.net s.gateway.messenger.live.com secure.adnxs.com sO.2mdn.net ui.skype.com www.msftncsi.com msftncsi.com view.atdmt.com Warning: Block them at your own risk.  You may break some updating functionality.

Windows 10 Upgrade Spam Carries CTB-Locker Ransomware

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

In the week since a free upgrade to Windows 10 was made available, users have learned a of about a host of built-in privacy and security issues, the most troubling being a native feature called Wi-Fi Sense that grants access to your Wi-Fi network to contacts stored in a host of ...

Windows 10 automatic updates are mandatory for Home users

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Microsoft has always struggled to get consumers to install important Windows updates, but it’s pulling out the big guns with Windows 10. The company has confirmed that Home users of Windows 10 will have to agree to receive system updates automatically as part of the terms and conditions. So you’re ...