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Computing

An all-in-one botnet is on the rise, packing a scary buffet of attacks

A new botnet called MyloBot is on the rise packing the largest arsenal to date, targeting Windows-based PCs to steal data, shut down networks, and more. The underlying malware can evade detection and deliver numerous payloads.
Computing

Russian-linked router malware is much more dangerous than we thought

You need to reboot your router immediately, the FBI warns, to mitigate the effects of the VPNFilter malware. All home and small businesses should reboot or perform a factory reset to keep their network and devices safe.
Computing

These are the 5 best free antivirus apps to protect your MacBook

Malware protection is more important than ever, even if you eschew Windows in favor of Apple's desktop platform. Thankfully, protecting your machine is as easy as picking from the best free antivirus for Mac suites.
Computing

Duck, cover, and reboot your router? Why the FBI’s new warning is no joke

The FBI has discovered up to 500,000 home or office routers could be vulnerable to a dangerous cyberattack. It sounds like an easy solution, but can resetting a router really stop a major cyberattack?
Smart Home

Are smart cities as safe as we think they are? Security experts say not yet

Are smart cities safe? A new survey by global technology association finds that security experts believe that critical infrastructure unique to smart cities remains under significant threat.
Computing

U.S. claims North Korea has been silently infiltrating networks since 2009

The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI claim North Korea has been silently infiltrating the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors both in and out of the United States.
Mobile

Avoid the latest Android malware scare by remembering this one thing

An unpleasant piece of malware has been discovered hiding inside the firmware of hundreds of Android devices. Luckily, it's unlikely your device is affected, and there is an easy way to avoid it in the future.
Mobile

The Google Play store hosted malware meant to steal from North Korean defectors

McAfee researchers have discovered that hackers with links to the North Korean regime managed to make Google complicit in stealing information from defectors from the nation, as per a recent blog post.
Computing

New malware will crash your PC if you try to thwart its digital coin mining

New malware used by hackers to mine digital coins is now aggressively infecting PCs. It attaches itself to critical system services in Windows, thus any manual attempt to stop the mining will trigger the Blue Screen of Death.
Computing

Protect yourself from the latest malware with the best free antivirus software

Malware, spyware, and adware is never fun to find on your PC. Check out our picks for the best free antivirus software, so you can rid your system of any dangerous software that might be lurking around.
Web

Malware attack hits Chili’s restaurants, customer payment info nabbed

Visitors to Chili's restaurants may have had their payment card data stolen. The firm says the payment systems at "some" of its restaurants were compromised by malware in March and April, and warned customers to be vigilant.
Mobile

Top 5 Android security apps: The best antivirus protection for Android

We analyze the features and reliability of the top five security apps and antivirus protection for Android currently available. We look at malware detection, performance, and the other security features they offer.
Computing

Windows-powered medical scanners are being hit by health care hackers

Hackers have been targeting a number of health care systems around the country, infecting everything from MRI machines to label printers at pill production companies. All, it seems, without a clear purpose.
Computing

Researchers claim hackers can create havoc in the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

A recent paper published by researchers from the University of New Haven in Connecticut shows that a vulnerability in OpenGL enables the team to alter the playing space and virtual environment on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Computing

Cryptojacking is the new ransomware. Is that a good thing?

Cryptominers are now one of the most common types of malware, beating out long standing malicious software like ransomware. But is this new type of threat here to stay? We spoke to security experts to find out.
Computing

Verizon agrees, ransomware is the most popular form of malware

Ransomware has emerged as one of the most common forms of malware among organizations. The reason: Cybercriminals are mostly influenced by a desire to make money and ransomware is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to attack.
Web

Infected online chat service stole payment info at Best Buy, Delta, Sears, more

A number of companies are reporting that a chat client service used on their websites was found infected with malware and stole payment info. These sites include Best Buy, Boeing, Delta, Kmart, Sears, and many others.
Computing

Chrome’s built-in scanning tool is now causing a privacy uproar

Privacy concerns now surround the Chrome Cleanup component in Google Chrome, causing users to question the scans. One user shows that it scans the Documents folder on Windows, leading to concerns about the scope of those scans.