Compromised WordPress and Joomla websites are being hacked to deliver ransomware and malware   Websites built on both WordPress and Joomla, two of the most popular content management systems used in publishing, are being used to deliver ransomware and other malware to visitors by hackers. The hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in themes, plug-ins and extensions […]

ASUS has addressed the hack affecting their updates   In our previous blog article, we spoke about the backdoors that were inadvertently installed on thousands of computers through an infection on an ASUS server. ASUS Software Updates Hijacked by Hackers ASUS has now addressed the issue and they have released a new version of their […]

Backdoors have been installed on thousands of computers through ASUS updates   Researchers at Kaspersky Lab state that ASUS was used unwittingly to install a malicious backdoor on thousands of its customers’ computers last year after attackers compromised a server for the company’s live software update tool. The malicious file was signed with legitimate ASUS […]

If you use Windows 7, don’t miss the next update   Support is set to end for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, but in order to continue receiving Windows updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 until then, you’ll need to make sure to allow the next update. It’s critical as it adds […]

Violating Google’s policy, apps are still collecting device data.   In a report from AppCensus, it’s been determined that 17,000+ Android apps with as many as tens of millions of installs on the Google Play Store have been found to violate Google’s Play Store Advertising ID policy guidance. They’ve done so by collecting persistent device […]

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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Two-factor authentication doesn’t stop hackers from phishing Gmail and Yahoo info   A new Amnesty International report has been released that gives insight on how some hackers break into Gmail and Yahoo accounts, even those accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. 2FA is an added layer of authentication added on to some accounts in an […]

Up to 6.8 million users public and private photos on Facebook potentially exposed.   Facebook posted a blog on December 14, 2018 with the intention of notifying their developer ecosystem of a photo API bug. The bug may have affected people who used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. […]

Researchers are using brainwaves to create hacker-resistant computer security   Passwords in and of themselves are generally insecure. Unfortunately, passwords, even those with letters, numbers and symbols, are relatively easily hacked. To combat this problem, biometrics has been taking the place of insecure passwords. By using fingerprints, facial recognition and retina scans as a way […]