This question has been iterated more times than I can recall over the years from computer users.  The candid answer is simple.  By using your computer you, the computer operator, allowed the virus in.  Beyond the firewalls and antivirus software the best and last line of defense against a virus is you, the computer operator. […]

Soraya is a new strain of malware that attacks Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, and has compromised thousands of payment cards. Researchers have found that it works by taking some of the features of the Zeus and the Dexter Trojans. You can read about how Soraya uses memory scraping AND form grabbing to do its […]

Ransomware has been all over the news lately, and for good reason. It’s a headache and a nightmare. And now that horror has come to a New Hampshire police station. Their computers became infected via an attachment in a cleverly crafted email that appeared to be legitimate and from a known sender. All their files […]

As BBC Technology reports, Simplelocker is the first confirmed piece of ransomware that encrypts the data held on Android SD cards. Cryptolocker has been wreaking havoc on Windows machines – and making it’s creators/distributers millions of dollars. So it isn’t a surprise that the malware known as ransomware is spreading. Be very careful when installing apps on your […]

If you don’t yet know what HeartBleed is you can read about it here. It is a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library that allows hackers to gain access to a computer or server’s data. Now hackers are exploiting this in a scheme to trick people into downloading and installing malicious software, as reported by […]