Microsoft Hardens Latest Windows Version Against Hackers | Cybersecurity | TechNewsWorld

Microsoft has fortified the latest version of Windows to make it more secure than previous editions, but the strongest protections will be available only to those willing to pay a steep price for them. Windows 10 Anniversary Update has introduced many mitigation techniques in core Windows components and the Microsoft Edge browser, helping protect customers from entire classes of exploits for very recent and even […]

Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks | Ars Technica

Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks Researchers detect barrage of exploits targeting potentially millions of devices. Dan Goodin – 11/28/2016, 11:21 PM Online criminals—at least some of them wielding the notorious Mirai malware that transforms Internet-of-things devices into powerful denial-of-service cannons—have begun exploiting a critical flaw that may be present in millions of home routers. Further Reading How one rent-a-botnet army of […]

What Is the Difference Between Malware & Spyware?

Malware is a blanket term that is used to describe a number of malicious types of software, including adware, spyware, viruses, trojans and more. Spyware is a specific type of malware, but is quite different from most other malicious software because of what it is designed to do. Purpose Most malware is designed to cause harm to your computer in some way. Many programs can […]

Why Advanced Ransomware Is Cybercrime’s Most Profitable Business Model – Spiceworks

  RSA did a revealing ransomware risk-reward analysis. See that $6 million number over to the right? Why does cybercrime like ransomware so much? Low Risk, High Payoff From the bad guy’s perspective, advanced ransomware is highly lucrative and relatively risk-free. The FBI estimates it will be a 1 Billion dollar ‘business’ in 2016.  RSA did an analysis which gives us some insight in the […]

Microsoft fixes Windows security flaw under attack by hackers | ZDNet

Microsoft has fixed a security flaw in Windows that was being actively exploited by hackers.The software and services giant released the patch as part of its monthly round of security patches, known as Patch Tuesday.In a security bulletin, the company said that the “important”-rated patch will fix multiple elevation of privilege vulnerabilities, which can be exploited because of how the Windows kernel-mode driver improperly handles […]

412 million FriendFinder Network accounts said to be exposed in hack | ITNews

The websites that have been breached include adultfriendfinder.com, described as the “world’s largest sex and swinger community,” which accounted for over 339.7 million of the 412 million accounts exposed, LeakedSource said Sunday. Other network sites that had user accounts exposed were cams.com with 62.6 million exposed, penthouse.com with 7 million, stripshow.com with 1.4 million, icams.comwith about 1 million and an unidentified website adding 35,372 users […]

The Week in Ransomware – November 4th 2016 – Cerber, PayDOS, Alcatraz Locker, and More!

The Week in Ransomware – November 4th 2016 – Cerber, PayDOS, Alcatraz Locker, and More! By Lawrence Abrams November 4, 2016 05:48 PM 2 Wow..lots of annoying little ransomware variants. Many of which will probably never make it too far into distribution. The biggest news is the release of new Cerber versions that now helpfully tell us the version number in the ransom note. Also […]

IoT device makers get a wake-up call on security | Gadgets Now

SINGAPORE/TAIPEI: Recent cyberattacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the Internet of Things. The problem for the device makers, though, is that few are well equipped to tackle the unfamiliar task of foiling hackers. For a sense of that challenge, take AV Tech Corp, a once proud giant among CCTV […]

US election: Experts keep watch over ‘hack states’ – BBC News

The concern that the 2016 US presidential election may be hacked, by Russia or some other bad actor, could hold the same place in history as the Millennium Bug: a whole load of worry over nothing. “Unless the election is extraordinarily close, it is unlikely that an attack will result in the wrong candidate getting elected,” suggest Matt Bernhard and Professor J Alex Halderman, security […]

Microsoft Extends Its Security Layer To Office 365 – Petri

It seems we can’t go a week without a major data breach occurring; from Yahoo! losing data to over 500 million accounts to point-of-sale systems being compromised. Data, security, and software are three fundamental parts of any corporation and at Ignite this week, Microsoft is announcing several new tools for its enterprise clients to help them keep their data secure. Microsoft has announced this week […]