malware
Computing

Spoof Adobe Flash updaters are inserting cryptocurrency mining malware

As part of these attacks, bogus Adobe updaters go on to legitimately update Flash Player and throw users to an official website on completion. Unfortunately, they also embed an "XMRig" mining bot in the process.
Computing

In mobile cyberwar, attackers prefer to phish rather than send malware

Cyberattackers are changing how they target victims through email scams. Rather than sending malicious emails embedded with malware, attackers are now using social engineering, like phishing campaigns, to extract information.
Apple

Apple allowed spyware posing as anti-malware tool into its Mac App Store

Even when downloading apps from a trusted source, like the Mac App Store, you should be cautious. Security researchers discovered a spyware app on Apple's App Store that posed as a utility to protect against malware.
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

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.
Gaming

Epic Games unhappy with Google’s disclosure of ‘Fortnite’ launcher vulnerability

A security vulnerability in the installer for Fortnite on Android was recently discovered, and though it was quickly patched, developer Epic Games has taken issue with how Google chose to disclose it.
Computing

Just when you thought spam was dead, it’s back and worse than ever

Spam emails might seem like an outdated way to spread malware, but in 2018 they are proving to be the most effective attack vector thanks to new techniques and tricks.
Computing

How A.I. can defeat malware that doesn’t even exist yet

Cylance Smart Antivirus is a brand new consumer protection application that claims to only need its AI machine learning algorithm to protect you. Can ditching signatures really make for a safer future?
Computing

The demand for hacking tools and malware is greater than the current supply

A report from Positive Technologies reveals an extremely high demand for malware creation on the dark web: Three times greater than the current supply. It's based on 25 Russian and English-based dark web sites.
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

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.
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.