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Elevation of Privilege

Elevation of Privilege is a key component of the design phase in the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle. It is one of the ways to go about threat modeling, and it helps to figure out potential threats software, and computer systems might face. Needless to say, security bugs in Elevation of Privilege and other essential security components are not something one would want to have. However, there recently was a backlash between Google and Microsoft because the former revealed a security bug in Windows 8.1 related to Elevation of Privilege before Microsoft issued a patch. Read more »

Poodle Sniffs Out Your Data

Obviously, we do not mean an actual canine because that would be too far-fetched, but there is something related to cyber security that is called POODLE. We think that you should pay attention to it because even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security pointed out how important it is to take care of this issue immediately. While dealing with POODLE does not depend on users themselves, we would like to address this matter in this article, letting you know more about this disturbing vulnerability. Read on to find out more about this vulnerability and potential security threat. Read more »

The risks of the DeviantArt Scam

You have to be careful not to become the next victim of the mischievous DeviantArt Scam. Needless to say, this scam is targeted at those you use deviantart.com services, and, according to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, the scam has already affected many users. The victims of the DeviantArt Scam lose money, install undesirable software, and disclose private information that can be manipulated by unreliable parties. These are serious risks; however, you can avoid facing them if you are careful and mindful when browsing the web. In fact, most deviantart.com users will recognize the scam, because the site has been set up to share images, photos, digitals art, cartoons, and other types of images, not to help you download books. Continue reading to learn how the scam works, find out if you need to delete malware, and figure out what security measures you need to take to eliminate the security risks. Read more »

Regin

Recently, the leading companies producing computer security products released their reports on the latest malware threat called Regin, which is known to be tracked by security experts since 2008. However, no country has taken responsibility for this threat. There is substantial evidence that the Regin, pronounced “Region”, malware is operated by the United States. Read more »

WinShock Exploit - a Threat to Outdated Windows Systems

WinShock is the name of a bug which, until now, remained unnoticed for nearly 19 years. The buggy code is recognized as a serious data-manipulation vulnerability which has been added to the CVE database as CVE-2014-6332. The bug has been discovered by IBM security researchers back in the summer of 2014, and it took Microsoft experts nearly half a year to patch the vulnerability. The patch has been added to the latest security updates, and Windows users may have only a small window of opportunity to activate the update before cyber criminal employ it to corrupt operating systems. The WinShock vulnerability can be used to take over the system and download malware, which means that every Windows user running the system without the installed updates is in danger. Read more »

Malware chefs: the flavor of a cookie - dangerous!

Malware chefs: the flavor of a cookie - dangerous!

Malware experts have recently noticed a new major virtual threat that could have devastating outcomes. The malicious activity was dubbed as malvertising; as the name suggest certain adverts were noticed to redirect users to potentially harmful websites in order to implement malware onto their system. The most alarming feature is that these adverts are not provided by an adware application; these ads, in fact, could be integrated on any website. Recently websites like examiner.com and last.fm were found out to be hosting such ads, but it is not the vendors’ fault as these adverts are carefully disguised by malware distributors to look and seem legitimate. The mentioned websites were probably victims to a first-time scam, as the research revealed that these adverts are created in a quite obnoxious way, which is why they were able to bypass some malware detection and removal tools. Read more »

SuperCrypt Ransomware

SuperCrypt Ransomware is a malicious infection that targets Windows Servers that use Windows 2003 or Windows Server operating system. This malicious program encrypts sensitive files and then demands a ransom fee to be paid. If the infected users pay a designated sum of money, SuperCrypt Ransomware promises to decrypt the affected files. The main problem with this infection is that users do pay the ransom fee because servers often contain crucial files, and users cannot afford to lose them. On top of that, there is no way to remove SuperCrypt Ransomware manually because it disappears once it encrypts the files. Read more »

GetPrivate

GetPrivate, also known as GetPrivate VPN, is a program that enables the user to directed his/her Internet connections through certain servers located worldwide in order to bypass hackers seeking to monitor browsing activities or steal personal information, such as credit card information. At the moment, GetPrivate is available for downloading at getprivate.net. In the past, the program was known as insecure because it used to be bundled with other unreliable programs. Moreover, the program would not operate in the way it was expected, which caused a lot of inconvenience to computer users. The programs used to be categorized as insecure, but now it is regarded as safe and legitimate because all those performance-related issues have been fixed. Read more »

Shellshock security vulnerability might affect millions of computers

Shellshock is a serious vulnerability that might affect millions of computers throughout the world. It has been found out that this problem might be relevant for MAC, Linux, and Windows users. Unfortunately, Shellshock affects not only computers. Read more »

Ello

Ello

Is Ello worth the hype?

The new social network Ello has already been given many names. Whether you know it as Ad-free Facebook or Anti-Facebook, it is clear which other social network people are comparing Ello with. And this is not without a reason. According to Alexa.com, facebook.com has 1.28 billion active users, which makes it the most popular social network of all time. It is expected that different companies will try to dethrone the web giant, and some believe that Ello will be the next big thing. Why? There are a few different reasons; however, the first one is the element of “new and fresh”. Read more »