The most common malicious email attachments infecting Windows

The most common malicious email attachments infecting Windows

To stay safe online, everyone needs to recognize malicious attachments that are commonly used in phishing emails to distribute malware. When distributing malware, threat actors create spam campaigns that pretend to be invoices, invites, payment information, shipping information, eFaxes, voicemails, and more. Included in these emails are malicious Word and Excel attachments, or links to […]

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New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

New ransomware vaccine kills programs wiping Windows shadow volumes

A new ransomware vaccine program has been created that terminates processes that try to delete volume shadow copies using Microsoft’s vssadmin.exe program, Every day, Windows will create backups of your system and data files and store them in Shadow Volume Copy snapshots. These snapshots can then be used to recover files if they are mistakenly changed […]

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SAP updates security note for critical RECON vulnerability

SAP updates security note for critical RECON vulnerability

SAP today released its security patches for August, alerting of new critical and high-severity vulnerabilities in several of its products, mostly NetWeaver Application Server (AS). The full list includes 16 advisories, almost half of them being for bugs that SAP customers should prioritize patching. SAP has also updated its security note for the maximum severity RECON […]

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Zoom bug allowed attackers to crack private meeting passwords

Zoom bug allowed attackers to crack private meeting passwords

A lack of rate limiting on repeated password attempts allowed potential attackers to crack the numeric passcode used to secure Zoom private meetings as discovered by Tom Anthony, VP Product at SearchPilot. “Zoom meetings are (were) default protected by a 6 digit numeric password, meaning 1 million maximum passwords,” as Anthony discovered. The vulnerability he […]

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No More Ransom turns 4: Saves $632 million in ransomware payments

No More Ransom turns 4: Saves $632 million in ransomware payments

The No More Ransom Project celebrates its fourth anniversary today after helping over 4.2 million visitors recover from a ransomware infection and saving an estimated $632 million in ransom payments. No More Ransom was created in 2016 through an alliance between Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, […]

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Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

The popular AdwCleaner tool from Malwarebytes is about to get even more popular as it now can be used entirely from the command line. For those who are not familiar with AdwCleaner, it is a free adware and adware, PUP, spyware, and browser hijacker remover that is used on an as-needed basis. Originally developed independently, […]

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SMBs relying on free cybersecurity tools, or none at all

SMBs relying on free cybersecurity tools, or none at all

Small businesses are at serious risk of cyberattacks that could ruin their entire operation, yet many remain unprotected due to the complexity of enterprise cybersecurity solutions. This is according to a new report by cybersecurity firm BullGuard, which claims that a fifth of US and UK SMBs have no cybersecurity solution set up at all. Half of […]

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World’s most popular email server hit by security bug

World’s most popular email server hit by security bug

The world’s most popular mail transfer agent (MTA) has detected a critical bug which would allow hackers to run malicious code with root privileges. The bug was since patched, but until all webmasters upgrade their systems, a realistic threat of a huge data breach exists. Exim is one of the most widespread mail transfer agent software out […]

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