Exploit kits: What are they and what is an exploit blocker?

What are exploit kits? Unwary internet users may not realize that in the course of normal browsing they can be exposed to malicious exploit kits that lurk on some websites. Exploit kits consist of malicious code to exploit one or more potential vulnerabilities in common web browsing and document viewing software. More sophisticated exploit kits … More Exploit kits: What are they and what is an exploit blocker?

Emotet launches major new spam campaign

The recent spike in Emotet activity shows that it remains an active threat. A week after adding a new email content harvesting module, and following a period of low activity, the malicious actors behind Emotet have launched a new, large-scale spam campaign. What is Emotet? Emotet is a banking Trojan family notorious for its modular architecture, … More Emotet launches major new spam campaign

Firms using WebEx at risk of poisoned Flash attacks

Companies should check they are running latest version of WebEx, and beware attacks via the road less travelled. A critical vulnerability has been found in Cisco’s WebEx conferencing software – widely used by businesses – that could be exploited by an attacker to spread malware directly to other meeting participants, tricking them into executing it … More Firms using WebEx at risk of poisoned Flash attacks

ESET research: Appearances are deceiving with Turla’s backdoor-laced Flash Player installer

ESET researchers have found that Turla, the notorious state-sponsored cyberespionage group, has added a fresh weapon to its arsenal that is being used in new campaigns targeting embassies and consulates in the post-Soviet states. This new tool attempts to dupe victims into installing malware that is ultimately aimed at siphoning off sensitive information from Turla’s … More ESET research: Appearances are deceiving with Turla’s backdoor-laced Flash Player installer

Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW

Written by Graham Cluley, ESET We Live Security One of the favourite pieces of software for malicious hackers to target on users’ computers is Adobe Flash Player. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. Firstly, Adobe Flash Player is on an awful lot of computers. Many users may have it installed it long ago in … More Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW