Tag Archives: Malware and Virus Protection

Mac And Android Added To GravityRAT Malware’s Targets

Malware comes in all shapes and sizes. Some strains copy and encrypt files. Others serve annoying ads. Still others work quietly in the background, mining this or that cryptocurrency using your computer’s processing power to do it. GravityRAT is a different sort of creature. It has been actively developed since at least 2015 by Pakistani […]

Coordinated Effort Underway To Take Down Trickbot Malware

Score one for the good guys. A team led by Microsoft’s DCU (Digital Crimes Unit) that includes Symantec, NTT Ltd, ESET, and Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs is working on something new. They have launched a sustained, coordinated attack on Trickbot’s infrastructure in a bid to destroy it, preventing the hackers who control it from making […]

New Windows 10 Update Shows App Warnings For Malware

A great many malware strains are designed to engage quietly during a PC’s startup process and then idle in the background. They are in the system logging keystrokes, taking screen shots at periodic intervals and uploading them to a command and control server, or doing other nefarious things. Microsoft wants to limit malware’s ability to […]

Intel Adding Additional Security To Future Processors

Intel has had more than its share of challenges over the last couple of years. Not the least of which included a whole family of new attack vectors that made headlines and caused panic around the world. This happened as hackers discovered new ways to attack machines with ‘Intel Inside,’ which globally, is a lot […]

Kraken Malware Uses Microsoft Windows Error Reporting To Exploit System

Hackers are relentless when it comes to testing the boundaries of software for potential weaknesses to exploit. It seems that an unknown group of hackers has found a new one.  Based on what researchers at Malwarebytes are seeing, a group of hackers has developed a new fileless attack technique designed to abuse Microsoft’s WER (Windows […]

New HEH Botnet Malware Can Destroy Devices It Attacks

Security researchers at Netlab have recently reported on their discovery of a terrifying new botnet on the web. Dubbed HEH, this botnet is a different sort of threat. Unlike most others, this one is not designed to launch DDOS attacks or install malicious code. Its purpose is much simpler, and it only does two things. […]

Update Adobe Media Encoder Immediately With Current Patch

Adobe took the unusual step of releasing an out of band patch to address a trio of serious security issues in Adobe Media Encoder. The program is used by tens of thousands of people around the world to encode audio and video in a variety of formats. The three issues addressed by this patch are […]

New Malware Maker Got Past Apple Security

Apple has been historically very good at keeping malware out of their app store, and they’re constantly improving their security protocols on that front. In fact, since February of this year (2020), all Mac software distributed outside of its Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple. The developers must demonstrate that their products are […]

Microsoft Takes Another Step Against Malware

Ever since Microsoft released Windows Vista, the Redmond giant has made it possible for users to disable Microsoft Defender by way of the Registry. Unfortunately, by granting that ability, it gave well-designed malware strains the ability to do the same. That is now changing. As the company explains in a recent blog post: “DisableAntiSpyware is […]

Trickbot Adds New Trick Linux Malware

Trickbot is about as bad as they come in the world of malware. Originally a malware strain from the Windows ecosystem, security professionals have recently found samples of the code in the wild that prove that Trickbot has made the jump to the Linux world as well. One of the things that makes this such […]