Trend Micro has discovered a new campaign that distributes two variants of ransomware which can alternate. This allows re-encryption even after a victim has already paid up from the first infection.
The iPhone X isn't cheap, and with FaceID it can be unlocked by simply using your face. Now, Apple's Craig Federighi has explained what to do prevent your iPhone X from being unlocked in a robbery.
A new malware that attacks devices via Bluetooth has been discovered by a security firm. Without the need to pair, it can spread itself onto other devices without the victim's knowledge.
Pavel Durov, Telegram's CEO, has revealed that he has been asked by the FBI on numerous occasions to include a backdoor in Telegram to give the agency access to user's information, but he refused.
If you're used to using Capital One's website to deposit paper checks, you're now out of luck as the company has officially retired that service to force users into using the mobile app instead.
The Facebook-owned service has said in a statement that an API bug allowed attackers to procure personal information of several high-profile verified accounts, all of whom have been notified.
Security firm AppRiver has recently discovered a spike in the email distribution of the infamous Locky ransomware, sending it out to as much as 23 million people in just over 24 hours.
The Internal Revenue Service of the United States has released a warning over an email scam that uses the name of the agency and FBI to discreetly download ransomware, locking the victim's files.
Microsoft has published a blog post detailing the threat mitigation techniques available in Windows 10, in order to persuade customers to upgrade to the latest version of the Windows operating system.
A ransomware development kit from China allows anyone interested to customize their own ransomware for Android. Coding skills are not necessary, only requiring the user to fill out a form.
Seemingly taking several pages out of the playbook written by Microsoft, BlackBerry has made its intentions clear that it is aiming to license out its in-house fork of Android to device makers.
A security researcher recently discovered a new malware attack on Facebook that uses social engineering. It can even detect a user's system settings so they can be targeted with appropriate adware.
The FBI is advising large private firms against the continued use of products made by the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. Allegedly Kaspersky Lab can be exploited for espionage or other purposes.
Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report is now available, detailing the rise of attacks against the firm's software and its clients. Although attacks are on the rise, so are security measures.
A new variant of the Locky ransomware has been discovered, which now utilizes a new file extension. After encrypting files, it will demand 0.49 Bitcoins, which is equal to more than $2,000.
A student from Uruguay has been rewarded by Google with $10,000 after he found a security issue that could have been used by hackers to steal sensitive information. The flaw has since been fixed.
A vulnerability in Windows OLE is being exploited by cybercriminals. The attack makes use of an innocuous-looking PowerPoint attachment, which in turn downloads malware to spy on users.
The Microsoft Company Store will not be accessible from some older browsers, including Internet Explorer 10, after a security update on September 1. The decision comes from the Store's hosting firm.
When it comes to security, we mostly look for fingerprint sensors and the like to secure the devices we use every day; but a recent study found Xiaomi devices contain several security flaws.
An adware called Mughthesec has been recently discovered. It masquerades as an installer for Flash Player, which comes bundled with three other programs. These will then modify browser settings.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 will be used in a Bank of America pilot program involving 1,500 employees from both companies, to test the handset's iris scanner for use with mobile banking services.
A ransomware variant infamous for encrypting the entire hard drive has returned to target large corporations and organizations. It also manipulates the Master Boot Record to prevent system access.
Following Kaspersky's anti-trust complaint against Microsoft, the Redmond giant has promised to make major changes to Windows 10 security; mainly regarding how the OS handles third-party AV software.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will stop trusting certificates issued by Chinese Certificate Authorities WoSign and StartCom, which have failed to maintain proper security standards.
A new phishing campaign which utilizes spam emails was recently discovered by Microsoft. These will redirect to websites that will try to extort money from victims through fake tech support.
The upcoming iPhone 8 launch has gained its fair share of hype with plenty of leaks and rumors. Now more reports are shedding light on Apple's rumored 3D facial recognition system for the device.
Amazon has resumed the sale of smartphones by the US-based smartphone maker BLU; the retail giant halted the sale of these devices earlier this week citing "potential security issues".
The Cerber ransomware has gained an ability to steal Bitcoin wallets and browser passwords from host computers, according to a security report. This is done aside from the usual encryption process.
An Android Trojan was recently found to be updated with a keylogger and capability to take advantage of the OS's accessibility feature, which can be used to display phishing links and steal data.
Financial company Visa recently conducted a study on online shopping, which found that nearly three-quarters of UK consumers discard their carts over fears of possible security issues.
Amazon has suspended the sales of Blu smartphones over potential privacy concerns. This comes after a security firm found that the company's handsets silently collected and exploited private data.
At Blackhat, a security researcher presented his findings on how he is able to decode typing sounds over Skype to determine exactly what is being typed. Be careful when on conference calls!
With drones flying around seemingly everywhere, companies are coming up with anti-drone technology. At a Black Hat talk, we learned which ones work and which ones are nothing but snake oil.
As one of the sponsors of Black Hat, HP is highlighting printer security, as well as showing the latest season of The Wolf, a well made short film that shows a dramatized version of what could happen.
Android security researchers have recently found a new spyware called Lipizzan that made its way into the Google Play Store. The program could silently gather sensitive data about the victim.
At the Blackhat USA 2017 keynote, the founder recapped his thoughts on the future of security while Alex Stamos, Facebook's Chief Security Officer, thinks the industry needs to focus on defense.
Kaspersky has announced the availability of the free tier of its anti-virus software. The software should be lighter on resources than most free offerings because it won't come with ads.
According to a recent study by Google, Chainanalysis, and two universities, ransomware victims have paid out over $25 million dollars over the past two years in hopes of getting their files decrypted.
A piece of malware for macOS, initially discovered back in January, has been found with a new variant, which discreetly spies on host computers, steals sensitive files, and run background processes.
After months of analysis, a security researcher discovered that the Segway miniPRO could be compromised, allowing interested attackers to track down and take control of these hoverboards.