Category: Antivirus

To help curb the coronavirus outbreak, Razer is helping produce surgical masks With the COVID-19 pandemic still spreading quickly, there have been a number of companies and individuals stepping up to help supply hospitals and other front-line virus fighters with scarce supplies. Gaming peripheral company Razer is joining the fight against the virus and has […]

Working from home helps lessen the spread of the Coronavirus, but creates openings for hackers With the Coronavirus pandemic spreading quickly, there’s been a mass movement of employees working remotely in an effort to limit exposure and slow down the virus’ transmission rate. While this is an excellent move to make in regards to the […]

One of the most destructive malware botnets can now spread to nearby Wi-Fi networks Emotet malware has proven itself to be a top threat. This malware has a sophisticated code base and regularly evolving methods aimed at tricking targets into clicking on malicious links. From emptying consumers’ bank accounts to installing other types of malware, […]

Malwarebytes reports a low-end smartphone that has unremovable malware Malwarebytes is reporting that malware has been detected already pre-installed on a smartphone provided by Lifeline, a government-subsidized program that offers smartphones to low-income Americans. The smartphone model in question is the Android-based Unimax (UXM) U686CL made for Assurance Wireless, the company that provides the cellphones […]

Malwarebytes has launched a free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox Malwarebytes has released a new browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers. Browser Guard is available for both Chrome and Firefox. The tool works by blocking pop-ups, browser hijacking and browser locking (including the popular ‘tech support scams’. It also filters out […]

Ryuk ransomware is dangerous and spreading.   Attackers are causing more trouble with Emotet and TrickBot, as these forever morphing troublemakers are now dropping Ryuk ransomware. Once the valuable data has been extracted from victim organizations, Ryuk takes over and locks up information, requiring a ransom be paid in order to access the info. It […]

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ESET has discovered 21 new malware families affecting Linux   Linux is a more secure operating system than Windows, but even Linux is not immune to malware. Of course, over time, the number of malware families targeting Linux has grown. While the number of Linux attacks still isn’t anywhere near the amount of malware attacks […]

Though the ransom itself is inactive, WannaCry Ransomware lives on   The most widespread ransomware virus, WannaCry, has negatively affected nearly 75,000 users as of the third quarter of 2018. Kaspersky Lab recently released a report detailing the damage that WannaCry has caused and alerted that the ransomware is still active one and a half […]

Facebook’s mandatory scan and lack of transparency are cause for concern   Years ago, when I first encountered Facebook’s mandatory malware scan, I thought it was a scam. I was contacted by a friend that told me that her computer had a pop-up from Facebook stating that it was required that she download and run […]