"SynoLocker" malware infects through a vulnerability in older versions of their NAS software. The attack demands 0.6 BitCoins (about $350) to decrypt files.
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Firefox has blocked known phishing and malware sites for some time. Now it will check reputation on individual files and soon use file signatures.
Malicious RTF files could execute code. Microsoft has released a "Fix it" temporary workaround which disables RTF support in Word.
Malwarebytes has launched a backup service that includes scanning files for malware. It backs up multiple Windows PCs, and Android and Apple iOS devices, with optional encryption to protect your files in the cloud.
Sophos' antivirus solution began marking its own updates as false-positive malware, which deleted critical files in the system's live protection program.
Security companies have detected a piece of malware that steals files from infected machines, then renders the computers useless by overwriting their master boot record.
Dubbed ACAD/Medre.A, malware targets AutoCAD software, steals and sends files to e-mail accounts located in China, says security vendor ESET, which is working with Chinese firms to prevent further harvesting of data.
Adobe has taken a few security hits lately, from the Flashback Mac Trojan and another zero-day exploit in Flash Player to malware-laden PDF files being the hacker's weapon of choice. So what gives?
The malware installs a backdoor that contacts a remote server for instructions and can be used to steal files or capture a screenshot of the infected computer system.
Microsoft is observing a 59% decline of AutoRun malware infections on XP, followed by 74% on Vista.
If you're a Windows user that's holding onto your Vista or XP installation, then this recent security report from Microsoft might make you think about switching to Windows 7.
Social engineering has become the dominant method of distribution for fake antivirus software these days. Google Chrome puts you at risk: in my testing, malware broke through Chrome's defenses in four clicks. Internet Explorer 9 flags the exact same sites and files as suspicious. What's really going on?
Less than a week after warning that hackers were embedding malicious Flash Player files (.swf) into Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted malware attacks, Adobe plans to release an emergency Flash Player patch today to fix the underlying problem.
Hackers are embedding malicious Flash Player files in Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted attacks against select businesses, according to a warning from Adobe.This latest Flash Player zero-day attack comes just weeks after EMC's RSA Division was hit with a malware attack that used a rigged Flash (.
Malicious hackers are using rigged Microsoft Excel files to exploit a zero-day flaw in Adobe's ubiquitous Flash Player software.
According to a newly released report by Symantec's MessageLabs, malicious PDF files outpace the distribution of related malicious attachments used in targeted attacks.
Microsoft has decided to disable the AutoRun feature on Windows XP. The "non-security update" doesn't affect shiny media" such as CDs or DVDs that contain Autorun files.
The vulnerability, which only affects Apple Mac OS X v10.5, could allow hackers to take complete control of a vulnerable machine via malicious PDF files.
Researchers from WebSense are reporting on three currently active malware campaigns, attempting to trick end users into opening malicious HTML files, or automatically exploiting vulnerable PCs relying on the recent Adobe zero day flaw (CVE-2010-1297).
Vista Antivirus Pro 2010 is the renamed version of XP antivirus Pro 2010 which is specially designed to attack on computers with Windows Vista platform. When this malware attacks on PC, we start seeing various pop-ups and alerts showing a message ‘your PC is infected and hackers try to attack the PC’.
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