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Firefox Send — Free Encrypted File Transfer Service Now Available For All

Firefox Send — Free Encrypted File Transfer Service Now Available For All

March 13, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Mozilla has made it easy for you to share large files securely and privately with whomever you want, eliminating the need to depend upon les...
Google Created Faster Storage Encryption for All Low-End Devices

Google Created Faster Storage Encryption for All Low-End Devices

February 08, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Google has launched a new encryption algorithm that has been built specifically to run on mobile phones and smart IoT devices that don...
PyLocky Ransomware Decryption Tool Released — Unlock Files For Free

PyLocky Ransomware Decryption Tool Released — Unlock Files For Free

January 11, 2019Mohit Kumar
If your computer has been infected with PyLocky Ransomware and you are searching for a free ransomware decryption tool to unlock or decryp...
Google to Encrypt Android Cloud Backups With Your Lock Screen Password

Google to Encrypt Android Cloud Backups With Your Lock Screen Password

October 15, 2018Swati Khandelwal
In an effort to secure users' data while maintaining privacy, Google has announced a new security measure for Android Backup Service...
Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords

Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords

September 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Warning! If you are using Chrome browser extension from the MEGA file storage service, uninstall it right now. The official Chrome exte...
First-Ever Ransomware Found Using ‘Process Doppelgänging’ Attack to Evade Detection

First-Ever Ransomware Found Using ‘Process Doppelgänging’ Attack to Evade Detection

May 07, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have spotted the first-ever ransomware exploiting Process Doppelgänging , a new fileless code injection technique th...
Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

August 15, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone's neck—from big businesses and financial insti...
How to Hack Apple Mac Encryption Password in Just 30 Seconds

How to Hack Apple Mac Encryption Password in Just 30 Seconds

December 16, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Macintosh computers are often considered to be safer than those running Windows operating system, but a recently discovered attack techni...
Dropbox Hacked — More Than 68 Million Account Details Leaked Online

Dropbox Hacked — More Than 68 Million Account Details Leaked Online

August 31, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hackers have obtained credentials for more than 68 Million accounts for online cloud storage platform Dropbox from a known 2012 data brea...
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...
Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 Ransom to Hacker for Unlocking Medical Records

Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 Ransom to Hacker for Unlocking Medical Records

February 18, 2016Unknown
Ransomware has seriously turned on to a noxious game of Hackers to get paid effortlessly. Once again the heat was felt by the Los An...
Here's How to Decrypt Hydracrypt & Umbrecrypt Ransomware Files

Here's How to Decrypt Hydracrypt & Umbrecrypt Ransomware Files

February 13, 2016Unknown
Over the last few years, we have seen several types of Ransomware malware that demand a whopping amount of money from users for the retr...
FBI Suggests Ransomware Victims — 'Just Pay the Ransom Money'

FBI Suggests Ransomware Victims — 'Just Pay the Ransom Money'

October 27, 2015Mohit Kumar
Your Headache is not my Problem. If your computer gets hacked and infected with malware that holds your data for ransom, just pay of...
Chicago Police Department Pays $600 Cryptoware Ransom to Cybercriminals

Chicago Police Department Pays $600 Cryptoware Ransom to Cybercriminals

February 23, 2015Wang Wei
Cyber criminals have started targeting government enforcement of the Ransomware in an attempt to extort money. Recently, the police dep...
First Android Ransomware that Encrypts SD Card Files

First Android Ransomware that Encrypts SD Card Files

June 05, 2014Swati Khandelwal
We have seen cybercriminals targeting PCs with Ransomware malware that encrypts your files or lock down your computer and ask for a ransom ...
TrueCrypt is Secure; Encryption Tool cleared the First Phase of Security Audit

TrueCrypt is Secure; Encryption Tool cleared the First Phase of Security Audit

April 15, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Is TrueCrypt Audited Yet? Yes, In Part!  One of the world's most-used open source file encryption software trusted by tens of millio...
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