Category: <span>Antivirus</span>

5 Easy ways to figure out that you have a malware problem Letting your guard down for even a little bit can result in malware on your system. When that happens, it’s important to recognize the potential symptoms so that you can clear it from your system as soon as possible. There are a few […]

Your 10-Step Guide to Preventing Ransomware Attacks Ransomware attacks can do a lot of damage to businesses. Once ransomware has been allowed to infect your computer, it begins the process of holding your data hostage. A ransom is then demanded by the cybercriminal in exchange for your data. Unfortunately, even if you pay the ransom, […]

Malware run on macOS avoids detection for 5+ years Since 2015, OSAMiner, a malware that affects macOS, has been sneakily infecting users and hijacking their hardware resources. Its purpose is to mine cryptocurrency in the background of the system and out of view of the actual owner of the device. This malware started being widely […]

Ransomware hackers attacking Americans in their homes With so many people working from home due to the pandemic, it’s no wonder that cybercriminals have changed some of their base tactics in order to expand their victim base. According to Michael Bruemmer, vice president of cybersecurity firm Experian, cybercriminals are branching out to hold homes hostage […]

Victims Receiving Cold-calls from Ransomware Hackers Recently, ransomware gangs have deployed another technique for harassing and adding additional pressure to get their victims to pay – by calling them on the phone. Once the hackers notice that the victim is trying to restore their system from backups, or add an antivirus software to their network, […]

A study puts the Play Store at the top of the list for malware distribution A recent academic study undertaken by NortonLifeLock has identified the Google Play Store as the primary source of malware installations on Android devices. The study researchers analyzed the origin of the app installations on more than 12 million Android devices […]

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

A widely used malware was mistakenly approved by Apple notarization Even though Apple has some of the strictest rules for app developers that wish to have their apps appear on the Apple App Store, a bad apple successfully made its way past the ‘notarization’ scan in order to be downloaded and run on Macs. Patrick […]

Windows 7 end-of-life prompts FBI warning The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning about the dangers of using Windows 7 now that the operating system has reached its official end-of-life. In the statement the FBI released, they stated, “The FBI has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end […]

Defenses against malware will soon appear on hardware chips It’s conceivable that PC hardware creators are just as frustrated with the ongoing effects of hackers as users and software makers are. Intel decided to do something about it. They recently announced that they plan to thwart hackers by baking anti-malware directly onto its CPU. This […]