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 […]

Chrome is working on an update to stop browser history and back button hijacking Google engineers have a new feature under development that aims to curb back button hijacking in Chrome. Currently, the hijacking happens when a shady website is visited by accident. The website pushes visitors forward onto an ad page or pop-up. When […]

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Microsoft’s emergency patch is causing problems for some Lenovo users Microsoft recently issued an emergency patch for Internet Explorer. The patch was intended to fix an undisclosed zero-day vulnerability in the web browser. The problem affected Internet Explorer versions 9 to 11 across multiple versions of Windows. Unfortunately, on Lenovo laptops that have less than […]

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. […]

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 […]

Nearly half of all phishing sites now display the padlock   In the past, it was advised to check the address bar of websites to make sure they had a padlock. The common understanding was that the padlock meant those sites were legitimate and secure. Unfortunately, new research is showing that 49% of all phishing […]

Using a FIDO2 device now allows you to log into your Microsoft without a password   Microsoft is utilizing a technology called FIDO2 to allow users of Outlook, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Mixer, the Microsoft Store, Bing, MSN, and Xbox Live on the PC to log in without needing a password. New […]

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 […]