Tag: malware

Back of an internet router

How to Factory Reset Your Internet Router

A group of Russian hackers recently unleashed a malware that has already infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers worldwide. The FBI has encouraged all US residents to reset their internet routers -- here's...
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Protect Yourself From This Orangeworm Trojan, Kwampir

This article explores the risks associated with medical system viruses and hacker group Orangeworm. It covers how this 'Kwampir' operates and who/what is most targeted. The article also details how to best protect yourself. The...
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The Data Leak is Normal Now

Recurring data breaches have emotionally desensitized society to cyber criminality. I think we've been down this road with terrorism. Here, we'll explore further. Once upon a time, we joked about socially disconnected computer geniuses hacking...
cyberbiosecurity

Why Your Cyberbiosecurity Needs Some Updating

DNA testing companies like 23andMe can show you your heritage, but at what cost? Here we'll talk about why keeping your biometrics and biological data secure is important.  As we covered last year, 23andMe also...
sinkholing

Hacker Tools and Terms: Sinkholing

Hacker tools and terminology expand alongside technology. This series will cover emerging hacking strategies and how to avoid them. The first term we will cover is known as “sinkholing”. No one enjoys being hacked even...
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3 Ways Mobile Tech is Hack-proofing Itself Beyond Security Apps

Finding ways to bolster your mobile security can be a pain. This goes double when the hardware itself has specific vulnerabilities that put you at risk. This article covers three ways that is changing. It...
Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Found in U.S. and U.K. Government Websites

Popular Cryptocurrency Monero Mining Malware Found on Government Websites

Several government web pages from the United States and the United Kingdom were injected with a cryptocurrency mining malware. Over four thousand websites worldwide, including some run by the U.S. and U.K. governments, were allegedly...
How to Protect Yourself Against the Root Access MacOS High Sierra Bug

How to Protect Yourself Against the Root Access MacOS High Sierra Bug

Recently discovered MacOS High Sierra bug puts Apple laptops running the latest OS, version 10.13.1, at risk of being infiltrated without the need for a password. Apple has once again taken the spotlight. No, not...
locky ransomware

20 Million Confirmed Attacks in 24 Hours: Locky and Other Ransomware

A new variant of the aggressive “Locky” ransomware hits 20 million confirmed attacks in a single day, warns a cybersecurity firm. Ransomware actors are sometimes incredibly sophisticated, demonstrating careful planning and methodical execution. Some hacker...
Kaspersky Lab Banned in the U.S.

Russian Antivirus Software Kaspersky Lab Banned in the U.S.

Allegedly in cahoots with Russian intelligence, security firm Kaspersky Lab has been removed from approved vendors list in the U.S. The company denies accusations and says they’re politically motivated. Common security software is meant to...