Category: <span>Antivirus</span>

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 […]

Honda’s global operations stalled due to attack A cyberattack brought against Honda this week resulted in the company’s global operations being brought to a standstill. The company stated to the BBC that the attack caused production issues outside of its headquarters in Japan. At that time, Honda was working to minimize the impact of the […]

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 […]