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If you are a Mac user, here’s how to avoid the most common kind of malware

Mac users are getting hit with Shlayer, a malware that installs an “Any Search” bar on their computer, reports Lifehacker. It's easy to avoid Shlayer and most other Mac (and Windows) malware - never click on an Adobe Flash updater pop-up notification.

From Lifehacker:

There’s no reason to install, update, or use Flash Player to ...

******’s subsidized smartphones come with unremovable Chinese malware

The Unimax U686CL is a cheap Android phone distributed in the USA by ****** subsidiary Assurance Wireless as part of its federally subsidized Lifeline program, which is available to low-income Americans.

Malwarebytes analyzed the firmware in ******'s U686CL handsets and found two notorious pieces of undeletable Chinese malware that run on the devices as soon as ...

Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack

Mozilla has warned Firefox users to update their browser to the latest version after security researchers found a vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting in “targeted attacks” against users. The vulnerability, found by Chinese security company Qihoo 360, was found in Firefox’s just-in-time compiler. The compiler is tasked with speeding up performance of JavaScript to ...

As ransomware gets craftier, companies must start thinking creatively

Some say ransomware is in decline. Others say it’s getting craftier. File-encrypting malware, known as ransomware, infects vulnerable computers and scrambles its files, inviting victims to return access to their data once they pay a ransom. Ransomware remains one of the most popular types of malware and is said to be a multi-billion dollar — albeit ...

New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack

New Orleans declared a state of emergency and shut down its computers after a cyber security event, the latest in a string of city and state governments to be attacked by hackers. Suspicious activity was spotted around 5 a.m. Friday morning. By 8 a.m., there was an uptick in that activity, which included evidence of ...

Malware, crypto scams, and ***** pills: Facebook’s had enough

12.05.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Facebook is going to court.  The social media company most often associated with the abolition of privacy wants you to know that, if nothing else, it truly cares about your ad experience. So much so, in fact, that it's taking a Hong Kong-based a... ...

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over a multi-year operation. Per the unsealed 10-count indictment, Yakubets is accused of leading and overseeing ...

LA warns of ‘juice-jacking’ malware, but admits it has no cases

Los Angeles’ district attorney is warning travelers to avoid public USB charging points because “they may contain dangerous malware.” Reading the advisory, you might be forgiven for thinking that every USB outlet you see is just waiting for you to plug in your phone so it can steal your data. This so-called “juice-jacking” attack involves ...

Malicious websites that hacked into iPhones over 2-year period targeted Uyghur Muslims in China: Report

A number of malicious websites that were recently reported to have been secretly hacking into iPhones over a two-year period were in fact targeting Uyghur Muslims, Zack Whittaker of TechCrunch reports today.

Android and Windows users were also targeted in the same watering hole attacks affecting iPhone users, Thomas Brewster later reported at ...