The malware variant also has its eye on online commerce, transaction authentication software
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The latest version of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report shows that users without updated anti-malware are far more likely to become infected.
"SynoLocker" malware infects through a vulnerability in older versions of their NAS software. The attack demands 0.6 BitCoins (about $350) to decrypt files.
A Finnish television station has discovered that one time mobile phone giant Nokia paid millions in Euros to keep essential software for its Symbian operating system from being used to create malware.
Trend Micro finds malware using Windows Software Restriction Policies to block security software from running.
Security breaches, malware, viruses, ransomware, and just poorly written free software makes one wonder, 'Is the free software model really working'? I'd have to say, 'Not really'.
IBM said the feature is unique to Trusteer, its endpoint protection software that guards against advanced malware attacks.
Most of the 24 updates are for Windows 8 and other recent versions. We can confirm that the new version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool works with Windows XP.
A recent email campaign contains links that send most users to a conventional spam site, but Android users get Android malware.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium has introduced heuristics-based detection designed to identify malicious software based on behavior instead of on virus signatures, and "will support XP users for life".
Kickstarter, Snapchat, Target, Neiman-Marcus, and other high profile companies have fallen victim to malicious hacks. Kevin Jones of Thycotic Software and I discuss the implications and solutions.
In line with their policy on antimalware signatures and software, Microsoft will continue to create and distribute the MSRT for Windows XP users until July 2015.
A confidential U.S. government report indicates that the Target data breaches were tied to a broader effort against retailers. New malicious software called KAPTOXA led the attacks.
In addition to the four security updates there will be 14 non-security updates plus the new Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT).
The company has issued a warning that a malicious email campaign is underway using Adobe software licenses as a lure. Adobe calls it a phishing attack, but other reports say it contains a malware attachment.
The new dedicated cybercrime center will be used to fight online malware spreading, intellectual property theft, and other online criminal activity, the software giant said.
When Google accuses you of serving malware or spam from your web site it's a humiliating outrage. The company has improved their tools for you to recover your site and its reputation.
Claiming the well-known web software site is serving malware, Google's safe browsing API is marking php.net as malicious.
Database said to be the first in the world to be open to the public for free, and contains information on malicious software, computer viruses, decoy IP addresses and how to detect, identify and remove them.
You can encrypt, use multi-factor authentication, connect via VPN, have anti-malware software and still give away your identity by making a fundamental mistake when using your mobile phone: Talking too loud.
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