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MBRFilter — Open Source Tool to Protect Against 'Master Boot Record' Malware

MBRFilter — Open Source Tool to Protect Against 'Master Boot Record' Malware

October 20, 2016Mohit Kumar
Ransomware threat has risen exponentially so much that ransomware authors have started abusing the MBR in their attacks to lock down your...
VeraCrypt Audit Reveals Critical Security Flaws — Update Now

VeraCrypt Audit Reveals Critical Security Flaws — Update Now

October 18, 2016Mohit Kumar
After TrueCrypt mysteriously discontinued its service, VeraCrypt became the most popular open source disk encryption software used by a...
Antivirus firm Avast to Buy its rival AVG for $1.3 Billion

Antivirus firm Avast to Buy its rival AVG for $1.3 Billion

July 06, 2016Mohit Kumar
Breaking News for Today: Antivirus company Avast Software is planning to acquire Dutch rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 Billion in cash....
Researcher releases Free Ransomware Detection Tool for Mac OS X Users

Researcher releases Free Ransomware Detection Tool for Mac OS X Users

April 20, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief: Introducing  RansomWhere , a free generic ransomware detection tool for Mac OS X users that can identify ransomware-like beh...
MIT builds Artificial Intelligence system that can detect 85% of Cyber Attacks

MIT builds Artificial Intelligence system that can detect 85% of Cyber Attacks

April 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief What if we could Predict when a cyber attack is going to occur before it actually happens and prevent it? Isn't it revolu...
Password Security — Who's to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

Password Security — Who's to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

January 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The majority of Internet users are vulnerable to cyber threats because of their own weaknesses in setting up a strong password. But, are...
Microsoft WARNING — 'Use Windows 7 at Your Own Risk'

Microsoft WARNING — 'Use Windows 7 at Your Own Risk'

January 06, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Someone is threatening Windows 7 users with a misleading warning. Guess who? Microsoft itself… Microsoft has just issued a clea...
This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked

This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked

October 06, 2015Khyati Jain
Hackers, Government Agencies and sophisticated malware, are collecting every piece of Digital data that we transmit through our Computer...
Free CryptoLocker Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

Free CryptoLocker Ransomware Decryption Tool Released

August 06, 2014Swati Khandelwal
When I say Ransomware, the first nasty piece of malware strikes in the mind is CryptoLocker . A nasty strain of ransomware malware that ...
Two new Java zero-day vulnerabilities reported to Oracle

Two new Java zero-day vulnerabilities reported to Oracle

February 26, 2013Mohit Kumar
A Polish security firm ' Security Explorations' reported two new Java zero-day vulnerabilities , as “ issue 54 ” and “issue 55...