There is a constant cat and mouse game between malware, security software companies and computer users, and the chance of one side winning the battle seems slim at best.
Malwarebytes revealed recently on Malwarebytes Unpacked how Vonteera, a malware previously classified as adware, operates.
While it may not be of interest to many how that particular malware operates, the methods that it uses to infect computer systems and remain on them may very well be as they are used by other malware as well.
Node.js is facing two security vulnerabilities, including a potentially major denial-of-service issue, with patches for the problems not available for a week. Releases of Node.js ranging from 0.12 to version 5 are vulnerable to one or both issues.
Amazon customers are being advised to change their passwords after a suspected credential leak.
Selected customers are waking up to emails from the e-tail giant warning that they might want to take steps to reduce the risk of Black Friday-related unsolicited shopping shenanigans.
The CryptoWall 4.0 ransomware is being spread via exploit kits, with the Nuclear exploit kit (EK) being the first major crimekit to infect machines with this type of malware, Rackspace security researcher Brad Duncan has discovered.
"Let's play Global Thermonuclear War."
Thirty-two years ago, just months after the release of the movie WarGames, the world came the closest it ever has to nuclear Armageddon. In the movie version of a global near-death experience, a teenage hacker messing around with an artificial intelligence program that just happened to control the American nuclear missile force unleashes chaos. In reality, a very different computer program run by the Soviets fed growing paranoia about the intentions of the United States, very nearly triggering a nuclear war.
Downloadable versions of Windows 10 version 1511, the November 2015 update, appear to have been removed after their release earlier this month.
Just in time for the holidays, researchers at iSIGHT Partners are warning retailers about ModPOS -- malware in their point-of-sale systems that is nearly impossible to detect, can do a whole lot more than just scrape customers' credit card data, and has already successfully breached U.S. retailers.
"This is by far the most sophisticated PoS malware I've ever seen," says Maria Noboa, senior threat analyst at iSight.
It looks like a computer hacker who goes by the moniker “mr.grey” has made him or herself a wanted person by the FBI. The offence? “mr. grey” has made off with login information for more than 1.2 billion online accounts. Apparently, this particular hacker has been linked to numerous stolen logins via a Russian email address.
Life hacks are typically interesting, but let’s be honest, not all of them are entirely useful or all that practical. After all, it’s not like most people really need a life hack to figure out how to fold towels more efficiently in their bathroom.
Major U.S. computer company Dell Inc [DI.UL] said on Monday a security hole exists in some of its recently shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data.
A pre-installed program on some newly purchased Dell laptops that can only be removed manually by consumers makes them vulnerable to cyber intrusions that may allow hackers to read encrypted messages and redirect browser traffic to spoofs of real websites such as Google or those belonging to a bank, among other attacks.