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Computing

New Windows 10 security update proactively hunts down viruses when your PC is idle

With its new update, Windows Defender will work in harmony with the antivirus software of your choice by running its own periodic scans on your computer at the most convenient time.
Computing

Ransomware attackers refuse to decrypt hospital's files after being paid off

Paying off criminals doesn't always work, as Kansas Heart Hospital learned this week. They paid off ransomware, only to be asked for more money by the attackers. It's just the latest in a long string of hospital ransomware attacks.
Computing

Microsoft releases 2016 Security Intelligence Report, and things don’t look great

Americans are already terrified of cyberattacks, and Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report probably won't do much to assuage those fears. The annual document details "the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and…
Mobile

New Android malware disguises itself as a Chrome update

A team of researchers from Zscaler have discovered new malware that hides in the form of an Android Google Chrome update. If installed, it can seriously ruin your day, and can only be cured by a factory reset of your device.
Computing

Don’t have a meltdown, but German officials just found malware in a nuclear reactor

Workers at a German nuclear power plant discovered a wealth of malware on a system used for monitoring fuel rods, but nothing bad happened because the machine isn't connected to the Internet.
Mobile

Cyber Police ransomware can lock your Android device and ask for payment

Forget about malware. A new ransomware can affect over 500 million Android devices worldwide without any user interaction on the part of the victim. Paying the ransom won't free your device, so here's what you need to do.
Web

The U.S. hosts the most malicious websites in the world

Research from German security firm G Data reveals that the U.S. hosts more malicious websites than any other country in the world, representing a clear threat to Internet users who may find themselves duped.
Computing

New malware GozNym is stealing millions from U.S. bank account holders

Hiding your money under your mattress may seem like antiquated advice, but it may be the only way to stop the monster of a new hybrid malware that is attacking American and Canadian bank account holders.
Computing

Ransomware learns the art of customer service to help victims pay up

The best customer service you receive this year may come from your hacker. Cybercriminals have started to pack ransomware with helpful how-tos and instruction graphics designed to help victims pay up.
Computing

Has Petya ransomware locked you out of your PC? A new tool can let you back in

Petya has been cracked. Retrieving your captured data requires a few steps, but it's possible without paying a ransom. If you aren't comfortable removing parts and running specialized utilities, we suggest calling local computer support.
Web

New JavaScript attack infects your phone and changes your router's DNS settings

There's a new JavaScript-based attack in town that will change your router's DNS settings through a mobile website and a visiting smartphone. It's called JS_JITON, and is mainly targeting victims in Taiwan, Japan, China, and the United…
Web

Check your Firefox extensions today. Some may leave your system open to attack

Check your add-ons right now if you use Firefox. Some popular browser extensions can be used by malware to hide its activity. Nine of the ten most popular add-ons are vulnerable to this problem.