Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign

ESET researchers have discovered several third-party add-ons for the popular open-source media player Kodi being used to distribute Linux and Windows cryptocurrency-mining malware. If you use Kodi, you may have noticed that a popular, Dutch repository for third-party add-ons, XvBMC, was recently shut down upon copyright-infringement warnings. Following the shutdown, we discovered that the repository was … More Kodi add-ons launch cryptomining campaign

Why you should view torrents as a threat

Despite their popularity among users, torrents are very risky “business”. Apart from the obvious legal trouble you could face for violating the copyright of musicians, filmmakers or software developers, there are security issues linked to downloading them that could put you or your computer in the crosshairs of the black hats. Merely downloading the newest version … More Why you should view torrents as a threat

New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

Crypto-ransomware has been very popular lately amongst cybercriminals. While most of it targets the Windows desktop, we’ve also seen machines running Linux or macOS being compromised by ransomware in 2016 with, for example, KillDisk affecting Linux and KeRanger attacking OS X. Early last week, we have seen a new ransomware campaign for Mac. This new ransomware, … More New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

Apple issues security patches for… just about everything

If you have a piece of Apple technology in your house or office, chances are that it’s time you updated it. On Monday Apple issued security patches for all of its major operating systems – fixing vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, the Safari browser, and iCloud for Windows. iPhones and iPads, for instance, now … More Apple issues security patches for… just about everything

Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads

Some users of the ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free got more hits than they bargained for, according to numerous reports. It all started on Tuesday (4th), when one of its users reported an issue to their forum. It read: There’s something pretty alarming going on right now with Spotify Free. This started several hours ago. If … More Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads