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New Malware Is Targeting Linux And WordPress Users

A new strain of malware which has been dubbed 'Capoae' has been spotted in the wild. It was written in Go and this strain targets Linux systems and WordPress installations. It was discovered by Larry Cashdollar. Larry is a senior security researcher at Akamai. Capoae is quickly becoming a favorite among threat actors because of ...

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Update Apple Devices Soon For Important Security Patch

Apple released a very important security update today. The update fixes a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities that have been spotted in use in the wild to attack both Macs and iPhones. One of the two has been used to install the Pegasus spyware onto iPhones. These two vulnerabilities are being tracked as CVE-2021-30860 and CVE-2021-30858 respectively. ...

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This Malware Can Turn Off Windows Defender

Some malware strains are built with robust protections in order to avoid detection. Zloader goes a step further and actually disables Microsoft Defender AV (formerly known as Windows Defender). That's significant because according to stats provided by Microsoft Defender AV is preinstalled on more than a billion PCs running Windows 10. The hackers behind the campaign ...

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Ransomware Attackers Look For Unpatched Systems To Exploit

Not long ago Microsoft patched a critical MSHTML remote code execution security flaw being tracked as CVE-2021-40444. Beginning on August 18th of this year (2021) the company spotted hackers exploiting this flaw in the wild. So far there have been fewer than ten attacks made that exploit this flaw but it's inevitable that the number will ...

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Popular HP Gaming Laptops And Desktops Have Security Vulnerability

Do you own an HP Omen, Envy, or Pavilion gaming laptop or desktop? You're certainly not alone if you do. It's a wildly popular and incredibly versatile model that has sold millions of units worldwide. Unfortunately there's a problem. A serious security flaw in a driver used by the Omen gaming software. It comes pre-loaded ...

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Microsoft Accounts Will Allow Passwordless Methods For Users

Microsoft will be rolling out a new passwordless login scheme in the weeks ahead and that should make just about everyone happy. Passwords and having to remember endless multitudes of them are one of the most annoying aspects of using the web today. Anything that can be done to reduce the number of passwords you have ...

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Installing Windows 11 On Unsupported Devices May Have Security Risks

Microsoft raised hackles worldwide when they placed stringent hardware requirements on their recently announced Windows 11 OS. Many chipsets that are more than capable of running the new software aren't on the list. That doesn't mean that you can't still install Windows 11 on a machine with unapproved hardware. However Microsoft has stuck to its ...

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Report Finds One Third Of Suspicious Emails Are Threats

Employee cyber security training is paying off according to a report recently released by IT security company F-Secure. Researchers from F-Secure analyzed more than 200,000 emails that had been flagged as suspicious by employees working for organizations around the world. They discovered that more than one third of those emails could be classified as phishing. Phishing is ...

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Hackers Behind REvil Ransomware Are Back Online

Not long after successfully attacking Kaseya the band of cyber criminals behind the REvil ransomware strain went dark. Their "Happy Blog" mysteriously went offline. It is not known if the group went into hiding as a safety precaution after their attack drew worldwide condemnation. It could have been as a result of action by law enforcement ...

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Hackers Are Using Windows 11 Curiosity To Load Malware

Millions of people around the world are understandably curious about Windows 11. It's easy to understand why. A new OS offered by the company that makes the most widely OS used on the planet is a big deal. Unfortunately hackers are well aware of this and are currently using that curiosity as a means of spreading ...

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