Tag Archives: Security

Photoshop Testing Security For Images To Prevent Theft And Fakes

Deep Fakes are becoming an increasingly large problem. If you’re not familiar with the term, a Deep Fake is an advanced photo or video technique in which an existing person in a video is digitally overwritten by some other person. Want to make it look like a wholesome actress has a porn video on the […]

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 […]

WordPress Loginizer Plugin Was Automatically Updated Due To Vulnerability

WordPress tends to take a light-handed approach when it comes to managing the legions of plugins that are compatible with the most popular blogging platform on the planet. This time, however, they’re taking a different approach. They’re forcing a security update to counter a dangerous bug in a wildly popular plugin that’s being used by […]

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 […]

Adobe Patches A Number of Critical Vulnerabilities In Latest Update

If you make frequent use of Adobe products, then you’ll definitely want to give priority to applying the latest security update offered by the company. It’s an out of band patch that impacts ten different products in the Adobe lineup and is aimed squarely at addressing a number of critical security flaws. Since this is […]

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 […]

Hacked Networks And Credentials Being Sold At Alarming Rates

Selling network access is big business on underground hacking websites. Even worse, the business is growing at an alarming rate, according to a report recently published by cyber security firm KELA. According to their report, the number of ads found on hacking forums advertising ‘Network Access’ tripled between August and September, 2020. The value of […]

Surge In Ransomware Continues In 2020, Targeting Healthcare

The year 2020 could well be described as the Year of Ransomware. Security researchers around the globe who monitor such things have noted a sharp uptick in the use of ransomware this year, with well known threats like REvil, Ryuk, and Maze being the most common variants deployed by hackers. That’s bad enough by itself, […]

New Updates For Office 365 Will Include Phishing Protection

Are you an Office 365 user? If so, be aware that Microsoft is adding some powerful new protections to the software suite, designed to make you safer. Hackers commonly target Office 365 users with a type of attack known as “Consent Phishing.” That basically means that the hacker in question will use a variety of […]