Category: <span>Privacy</span>

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 […]

Sneaky password spray attacks are quite effective at being bad It’s not uncommon to have several different email addresses. Nor is it uncommon to not check every email address every day for security notifications. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what hackers using Password Spray Attacks are hoping for. Typically, when users think about the hacking of their […]

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 […]

New Firefox feature in testing for next year release Mozilla is currently testing a modern browser security feature for one of their updates next year. The feature, Site Isolation, works by separating each web page and web iframes into their own operating system process. This is done in order to keep sites from tampering with […]

Password protections for Android and iOS featured in Chrome update The release of Chrome 86 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS features some impressive upgrades. First and foremost are the password security upgrades for Android and iOS, where you’ll now be notified if passwords that you’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised. If […]

A new P2P botnet is infecting SSH servers all over the world A previously undiscovered botnet has been discovered by researchers. This botnet uses unusually advanced measures in order to covertly target millions of servers around the world. The proprietary software for this botnet was written from scratch in order to infect servers and corral […]

Hackers have leaked more than 900 VPN passwords It’s been reported that a hacker has published a list of over 900 plaintext usernames and passwords of Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers – as well as IP addresses – to a Russian-speaking hacker forum that is frequented by multiple ransomware gangs. Tech reporting company, ZDNet, obtained […]

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 […]

Most customizable email coming to Office 365 Support for subaddressing, also known as plus addressing, is coming to Office 365. Microsoft is adding this feature, which is already present in Hotmail, to Office 365 email services with a hope of completion being Q3 2020. Custom subaddressing of email addresses allows users to extend their email […]

Six domains used in COVID-19 phishing attacks seized Through court order, Microsoft has obtained control of six domains that were used in phishing operations aimed toward Office 365 customers. These phishing operations used COVID-19 as a lure. This two-person phishing operation has been targeting Microsoft’s customers since December 2019. These hackers would send emails to […]