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  • ZeroLocker ransomware "helps" you get your files back

    15 August 2014

    In early June, the FBI has lead a rather successful multi-national effort to disrupt the GameOver Zeus botnet which was also responsible for delivering Cryptolocker. Unfortunately, that...

  • Beware of fake "Gmail suspicious login" warnings

    15 August 2014

    Malicious emails impersonating Gmail Account Services have been spotted hitting inboxes around the world, falsely claiming that the users' Gmail account has been logged into from an...

  • SynoLocker gang planning to move on?

    14 August 2014

    The crooks behind SynoLocker have made some changes to the website sporting the payment instructions. They are trying to spur more victims to pay up by saying that the website will be...

  • Fake Tor Project website delivers malware instead of anonymity

    14 August 2014

    A computer science student has discovered an almost perfect copy of The Tor Project's website, offering malware for download instead of the Tor Browser Bundle and collecting donations...

  • Malware targets jailbroken iOS devices, hijacks ad revenue

    13 August 2014

    AdThief (or Spad) is the name of a recently discovered iOS malware that has managed to infect some 75,000 jailbroken iOS devices and steal revenue from around 22 million ads in a period...

  • Virtual machines no longer keeping malware at bay

    13 August 2014

    It used to be that running and working on a virtual machine could almost guarantee you complete avoidance of malware infections, but that time has passed, says Symantec researcher Candid...

  • Android backdoor lurking inside legitimate apps

    13 August 2014

    One of the most important pieces of advice we give Android users is to refrain from downloading applications from dubious sources and to stick to the official Google Play store. Malware...


Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. Itís not.

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