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North Korean Malware Still Lurks in Computers Worldwide
The US Department of Homeland Security issued an alert about a hacker group "Hidden Cobra" also known as "Lazarus" that run a victims' networks and may launch further network exploitation. This hacker group is believed related to North Korea. Last month, Britain had blamed the country for being behind the WannaCry cyber attack in May. The malware had infected lots of computers of 150 countries, and even some Britain's hospitals had to cancel scheduled operations. FBI doubts Volgmer "backdoor Trojan" is the next...
By WION Web Team  View Source  
Texas Gunman Locked iPhone Renews Encryption Debate
When you heard FBI failed to unlock the cellphone of the Texas gunman, what do you think? Yahoo once leaked almost everyone's data to hackers, but Apple is fighting to protect privacy of murders like this shooter. Are they really so different? This sad story is reigniting the debate over encryption and government access to secured communications. It's just a blooding commerce chance for some companies and far away the nature: we must punish criminals either online or by gun...
By SAMANTHA RAPHELSON  View Source  
Guess Who Is Dating With You: A Game of Hackers
Researchers in Kaspersky are evaluating some popular dating apps. It's said that dating apps are new targets of some hacker organizations. Why? People in love are easy to cheat and are open to spend money. The recent reports are as estimation: multiple vulnerabilities are discovered and some of them leak important private data. Because data apps lack basic data protection investment, you may date with hackers who know you everything, such a terrible scenario! ...
By Kaspersky Lab  View Source  
Kaspersky Confirms It Downloaded Secret NSA Tools
Kaspersky is anti-virus and cyber security company. If someday you hear it steal hacker tools from NSA, aren't surprised. Hackers and anti-virus software are actually in same industry and share same technology base. The U.S. government ordered Kaspersky's software to be removed from government owned computers last month because of meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Now the questions is: The security software is safe itself?
By Shane Savitsky  View Source  
Top 10 Passwords Deciphered Less Than A SECOND
When you choose own password, either simple or complex, you usually don't have extra payment. So, why do select a simpler one? The top 10 commonest passwords can be deciphered in less than a SECOND in hacker world. It means totally useless in front of security attack. Complex passwords, however, show us another story. A security expert reveals how to create one that will take 227 MILLION years to crack...
By SIOFRA BRENNAN  View Source  
2018 AVG Internet Security: A Premium Antivirus Suite
AVG has a big advantage in the free antivirus market. Most of us know AVG because of AVG Free. Now the free stuff is still there, but the worse Internet security trend is bringing new business chances to the company. The logic is you love the free stuff so much that you’ll eventually upgrade to one of its paid products. Its AVG Internet Security, flagship product of next generation PC security, integrates main crucial features and is priced at $70,...
By Ian Paul  View Source  
Computer Anti-Virus Scam Cost 2 Durham Region Guys More Than $32k
You buy anti-virus software to protect privacy, but the result is your losing lots of money. Police are warning about a computer scam after two Durham Region residents lost more than $32,000. The scammer called victims to sell them software protection. After a few months the deal done, they called back saying there was an issue with the software, and that the purchase price will be returned to the victim’s bank account...
By National Post  View Source  
Kaspersky Joined Avian Presents Kaspersky Internet Security 2018
The modern household is changing, on average, it cares for 2.4 people , 0.3 pets and now also 6.3 connected devices. With devices playing such a prominent role in today's average home, Kaspersky Lab launched the updated version, namely Kaspersky Internet Security 2018, to help people care for their devices from ransomware protection to parents control...
By Daily Mirror  View Source  
Yahoo: All 3 Billion Accounts Breached in 2013
The secret is finally uncovered by Yahoo itself: its entire user base of 3 billion accounts was compromised by an August 2013 data breach. Back to that year and that moment, Yahoo said another tone: 1 billions accounts may be impacted. Although it's a large number, as a user of Yahoo, you and me, possibly think we aren't in the victim group. Now the truth isn't just triple the initial report, but the entire user base were compromised! So who do we trust to protect our privacy? The IT giant, or ourselves?
By Jeremy Kirk  View Source  
ESET Report Hackers Hijack Computers to Make Money
ESET reported a new type of crime of hackers: hijacking victim computers to mine cryptocurrency. Its researchers uncovered the profitable hacking. One guy aimed Windows servers and infected hundreds of them to run a mining malware, which steals cpu and memory resources to generate $63,000 in 3 months. This is just one case. Because the hackers want to hijack the victims to make money, the malware is hidden considerably and not easy to view...
By Joon Ian Wong  View Source  
New Android Trojan Red Alert 2.0 Is Coming
Do you like to download banks's apps and used to do financial transactions online. It's special time to be cautious. A new Android Trojan “Red Alert 2.0” has been discovered, which has targeted banks, and similar high value related apps. This kind of malware, trojan and bank data targeted, was found before. However, this one is cutting edge on either functions or disguise. It's more dangerous and more difficult to uncover. Keep an eye on your Android and account...
By Josh Mayfield  View Source  
Hackers Could Program Sex Robots to Kill Owners
Robots will go to common family in near future. They are becoming the targets of dark hackers. The most risk possibly is the sex robot. One reason is its market seems better than others and will enter home earlier. Another reason, it should be the root cause, its job usually is behind the backdrop. Danger tricks or actions are convenient to hide. A cybersecurity scientist has issued a bizarre warning that sex robots could one day kill their owners if hackers can get inside their heads...
By George Harrison  View Source  
Equifax Hack Showing SSN Makes Us Vulnerable
Equifax suffered a massive data breach. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed...
By Elaine Ou  View Source  
Trend Micro Is Fighting Locky Ransomware Variants
Locky ransomware isn't new, but recent weeks an alert is urgent: one variant of this ransomware is coming under one of the largest malware campaigns in the second half of 2017: 23 million spam emails. According to Trend Micro, the ransomware is not likely to be on the scale of 'Wannacrypt' and 'Petya' that relied on Microsoft vulnerability in Windows XP. Only if you deal with the spam email in right way: delete it...
By IANS  View Source  
US Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat for GPS Systems
This 4 US navy war ships got collision accidents in close areas. Each case seems having own cause but the Pentagon also doubts there are some connections among them, especially electronic guidance systems that the navy relies heavier and heavier in past decades are now an target of cyber attack. For example, some reports uncovered GPS is in short list of hackers' targets...
By Tribune News  View Source  
U.S. employee data breach tied to China Hackers
Even if your data and your family members' data are collected and kept by US government, they aren't safe as the government promised. A Chinese hacking group is suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees. FBI arrested some of the group by noticed "Deep Panda's", a hacker tool also used in Hong Kong to monitor democracy force, may hacked sensitive information of about 22.1 million federal employees, including their families and friends...
By Joseph Menn  View Source  
Credit Card vs Medical Record in Hacker Eyes
We heard news about hacking hospitals from time to time, the latest victim is a 550-bed facility in Buffalo, NY. Hackers' first target seems medical industry, at least as often as financial industry. The reason behind this is information black market: on average, hackers can sell credit card numbers for 10 to 15 cents each, but a medical record could be worth between $30 and $500...
By CBS News  View Source  
One Mistake People Make Using Public Wi-Fi
Using public Wi-Fi isn't a right option in many cases, especially you may log in any accounts, either your bank or your Facebook. A basic rule is that avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. No matter in busy café or big-name hotel, public Wi-Fi is a major liability in view of security. The real risk isn't in your computer but the router that the Wi-Fi goes through...
By Kim Komando  View Source  
The 10 Windows Group Policy Risk Your Data Security
Microsoft Windows computers are believed to have higher security risk than Unix computers. For common users the real threat isn't that the OS is not so strong as others, but settings is too complicated to get them right, for example, Windows 8.1 has more than 3,700 settings. Group Policy is supposed as a security tool to manage office users, however it possibly causes security issue due to misuse it...
By Roger A. Grimes  View Source  
Kaspersky Lab Hands Out Free Anti-Virus
Free Kaspersky anti-virus is coming! The famous information security vendor announced that it will be offering anti-virus software for everyone by rolling out the base version globally at no charge. Free is a good marketing magic, a huge installation jump will be expected, and may possibly change the market share structure of big information security players. It's a good news for consumers, but some additional feature aren't in free list. It means Business is business, no free bread ...
By Asha McLean  View Source