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Snatch Ransomware Reboots Windows in Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus

Snatch Ransomware Reboots Windows in Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus
December 10, 2019Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new variant of the Snatch ransomware that first reboots infected Windows computers into Safe Mode...

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
December 03, 2019Mohit Kumar
If your Firefox or Chrome browser has any of the below-listed four extensions offered by Avast and its subsidiary AVG installed, you shoul...

Hackers Breach ZoneAlarm's Forum Site — Outdated vBulletin to Blame

Hackers Breach ZoneAlarm's Forum Site — Outdated vBulletin to Blame
November 11, 2019Swati Khandelwal
ZoneAlarm, an internet security software company owned by Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Technologies, has suffered a data breach ...

Rogue TrendMicro Employee Sold Customer Data to Tech Support Scammers

Rogue TrendMicro Employee Sold Customer Data to Tech Support Scammers
November 07, 2019Wang Wei
Do you always uncomfortable trusting companies with your data? If so, you're not alone. While companies do much to protect themselve...

Breaches are now commonplace, but Reason Cybersecurity lets users guard their privacy

Breaches are now commonplace, but Reason Cybersecurity lets users guard their privacy
October 09, 2019The Hacker News
There has been no shortage of massive security breaches so far this year. Just last July, Capital One disclosed that it was hit by a brea...

Advanced Breach Protection Demystified – Untold Truths On Security Beyond AV

Advanced Breach Protection Demystified – Untold Truths On Security Beyond AV
March 28, 2019The Hacker News
Doing business in today's connected world means dealing with a continually evolving threat landscape. With potential losses due to ...

Elfin Hacking Group Targets Multiple U.S. and Saudi Arabian Firms

Elfin Hacking Group Targets Multiple U.S. and Saudi Arabian Firms
March 28, 2019Swati Khandelwal
An Iran-linked cyber-espionage group that has been found targeting critical infrastructure , energy and military sectors in Saudi Arabia and...

Microsoft Announces Windows Defender ATP Antivirus for Mac

Microsoft Announces Windows Defender ATP Antivirus for Mac
March 22, 2019Mohit Kumar
Brace yourself guys. Microsoft is going to release its Windows Defender ATP antivirus software for Mac computers. Sounds crazy, right?...

Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode – Turn It ON

Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode – Turn It ON
October 29, 2018Mohit Kumar
Microsoft Windows built-in anti-malware tool, Windows Defender, has become the very first antivirus software to have the ability to run in...

Operator of VirusTotal Like Malware-Scanning Service Jailed for 14 Years

Operator of VirusTotal Like Malware-Scanning Service Jailed for 14 Years
September 22, 2018Mohit Kumar
A Latvian hacker behind the development and operation of counter antivirus service "Scan4You" has finally been sentenced to 14 y...

Process Doppelgänging: New Malware Evasion Technique Works On All Windows Versions

Process Doppelgänging: New Malware Evasion Technique Works On All Windows Versions
December 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
A team of security researchers has discovered a new malware evasion technique that could help malware authors defeat most of the modern a...

Google to Block Third-Party Software from Injecting Code into Chrome Browser

Google to Block Third-Party Software from Injecting Code into Chrome Browser
December 01, 2017Swati Khandelwal
To improve performance and reduce crashes caused by third-party software on Windows, Google Chrome, by mid-2018, will no longer allow out...

The Rise of Super-Stealthy Digitally Signed Malware—Thanks to the Dark Web

The Rise of Super-Stealthy Digitally Signed Malware—Thanks to the Dark Web
November 06, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Guess what's more expensive than counterfeit United States passports, stolen credit cards and even guns on the dark web? It's d...

How Top Companies Accidentally Leaking Terabytes of Sensitive Data Online

How Top Companies Accidentally Leaking Terabytes of Sensitive Data Online
August 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
An anti-malware detection service provider and premium security firm has been accused of leaking terabytes of confidential data from seve...

Microsoft Adding Artificial-Intelligence Based Advanced Antivirus to Windows 10

Microsoft Adding Artificial-Intelligence Based Advanced Antivirus to Windows 10
June 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft is making every effort to make its Windows operating system more secure and advanced than ever before by beefing up its securit...

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling its Antivirus in Windows 10

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling its Antivirus in Windows 10
June 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab is so upset with US software giant Microsoft that the security firm has filed more antitrust complain...

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Critical RCE in Windows Malware Scanner

Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch For Critical RCE in Windows Malware Scanner
May 09, 2017Mohit Kumar
Microsoft's own antivirus software made Windows 7, 8.1, RT and 10 computers, as well as Windows Server 2016 more vulnerable. Micros...
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