Tag Archives: Malware

Popular Program CCleaner Compromised – 20 Million users affected

Cisco’s Talos researchers discovered that the official site that distributes the popular CCleaner tool was compromised between Aug 15th and September 12th of 2017. During this time, a version of CCleaner was uploaded that had Malware designed to install other

Adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

Be careful clicking links coming from within Facebook Messenger. Regardless of if you’re using Mac, Linux or Windows, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE, they are all susceptible in some manner. What looks like an innocent video is actually a redirected

Petya isn’t about your dog

Petya is a Ransomware variant that as of the writing of this post, is currently hitting the European continent. Russian energy giant Rosneft, US Pharmaceutical giant Merck and the largest shipping container company in the world Maersk is currently being

Podcast Episode 3- Do You Need Antivirus?

Do you really need antivirus software on your computer these days? With all the new malware tools, security tools, is antivirus a 90’s dinosaur? What about tablets and cell phones? If you decide you really need it, are the free

Phishing – Spear Phishing – Whaling

Spearphishing Campaign

There are several terms that indicate an attempt by a hacker to trick you into giving your login credentials to them. The terms phishing, spearphishing and whaling are all related to the attempt to trick you via a fake email.

Largest iPhone Hack ever!

Largest iPhone hack ever

Two days ago it was announced that the largest iPhone hack ever had occurred. This hack targeted a very specific segment of iPhone users, those with “jailbroken” phones. What that means is that someone modified the operating system to gain

WordPress Malware Attack

SoakSoak.RU Malwate

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming! If you’re running a blog or website using WordPress, they may already be at your door, or even in your website. Security researchers at Sucuri have discovered the SoakSoak.ru malware affecting 100K+

Backdoor attack on MAC OS X? Yes indeed

MAC OS X Attack

Security researchers over at Fireye have discovered that cyber criminals over at GREF have taken a known Windows backdoor attack (XSLCmd backdoor program) and ported it over to target the MAC OS X environment over the past few days.  It’s

Best Antivirus? Might be Suprised

malware, virus, best, window

So which antivirus is right for you to use? Some folks like lots of options, some like ease of use. Some need it to scan very fast and others need it to just scan whenever. One thing you can’t forget

Ransomware- What it is, what it does and what you do about it

Ransomware, Bitcoin

Ransomware infections have literally exploded in the past year. Often coming through your email looking like an innocent UPS, Fedex or other email that you’d open without a second thought, Ransomware is a very real and very scary thing. BAM,

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