It’s time to finally say goodbye to Windows XP. And Vista. Again

On April 8 it will be three years since Microsoft ended its extended support for Windows XP. Despite the fact that no one is patching its vulnerabilities, almost 8% of desktop users worldwide still run the operating system. “SOMEWHAT PARADOXICALLY, XPS ARE STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE AND KICKING COMPARED TO SOME OF ITS SUCCESSORS.” Somewhat … More It’s time to finally say goodbye to Windows XP. And Vista. Again

Sathurbot: Distributed WordPress password attack

This article sheds light on the current ecosystem of the Sathurbot backdoor trojan, in particular exposing its use of torrents as a delivery medium and its distributed brute-forcing of weak WordPress administrator accounts. The torrent leecher Looking to download a movie or software without paying for it? There might be associated risks. It just might … More Sathurbot: Distributed WordPress password attack

IAAF: Sednit cyber-gang behind cyberattack

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed that its database of Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) applications has fallen victim to a suspected cyberattack from the notorious Sednit group. The attack by the group, also known as Fancy Bear, was detected on February 21st during a ‘proactive investigation’ by Context Information Security, which was … More IAAF: Sednit cyber-gang behind cyberattack

ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by Digital Citizen

Industry leading antivirus solution heralded for its high quality, efficiency and low performance impact ESET Smart Security Premium, a comprehensive antivirus solution, earned an impressive five-star rating and the title ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ from Digital Citizen. Surpassing 14 other commercial antivirus products on the market, ESET Smart Security Premium was highlighted for … More ESET Smart Security Premium awarded ‘Best Security Product of the Year’ by Digital Citizen

Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play

Based on ESET’s notice, Google has removed another malicious app from its official Android app store. It had received 100,000-500,000 downloads since November 2016. Unlike typical downloaders, ransomware and similar nasty stuff, this app – named F11 – did not contain any harmful code. Instead, it relied purely on social engineering, tricking users into paying … More Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play

Close to 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016

Over a billion data records were compromised globally in 2016, according to Gemalto’s latest Breach Level Index. The report revealed that close to 1.4 billion records were involved in some sort of data breach, representing an incredible 86% increase compared to 2015. Identity theft, the authors of the report explained, was the most common type … More Close to 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016