A WHQL-certified driver called "FiveSys" was detected by Bitdefender which was, in reality, a malicious rootkit. After learning about it, the driver's signature has since been removed by Microsoft.
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The Folding@Home project is really growing thanks to more people signing up to help scientists research cures for the novel coronavirus. Neowin has a folding team and we'd love for you to join us!
Alphabet's Verily is helping fight the Coronavirus by setting up testing sites in California. It has also created an online tool to help people figure out if they have the disease.
Want to help scientists find a cure for COVID-19? Simply download the Folding at Home program on your computer to crunch numbers that will help researchers looking to put an end to the pandemic.
Google has issued a directive to all its employees in North America to work remotely through April 10. It has also formed a COVID-19 fund to allow its temporary workers to take paid sick leaves.
After reporting quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion, Apple is mindful of the potential corollaries of the novel coronavirus and has made adjustments to its predictions for the next quarter.
The breach, which remained undetected for more than a year, allowed hackers to infect archived installers with malware. The developers recommend that users run a virus scan on their systems.
A new form of malware, dubbed 'Agent Smith', is reported to have infected around 25 million Android devices in Asian countries, as well as in the U.S., UK, and Australia, disguised as a Google tool.
A piece of art called ‘The Persistence of Chaos' is being auctioned off by a contemporary artist in New York. The artwork is a laptop containing some of the most destructive viruses in existence.
According to a recent study, attacks on computers with internet access is virtually ceaseless, with an incident occurring every 39 seconds on average, affecting a third of Americans every year.
Microsoft is hosting a competition where it wants people to create an AI model - using 9.4GB of anonymous data collected from 16.8 million machines - that detects malware attacks before they happen.
Microsoft has outlined some techniques that software vendors need to follow in order to avoid false positives being caught by Windows Defender. Techniques include respecting the customer's choice.
A new Android vulnerability has been revealed to the public and could affect your device. The discovery has been shared with Google in hopes of creating better defenses in future updates of Android.
Sources have revealed that hackers are using emails that promise fake Game of Thrones spoilers to lure viewers into downloading malware which installs a remote access Trojan on their systems.
During an investigation into large scale attacks like WannaCry, the researchers found a new Linux virus that can be used to execute commands or mine crypto-currencies on an infected system.
With ransomware in the news almost every week, a new threat called LeakerLocker has emerged that affects Android users by extorting money from them, in exchange for not spreading private information.
A recent report by the AV-Test organisation showed some interesting metrics for the malware and virus market overall in 2016. Linux and macOS showed the largest gains in new attacks.
The ever-growing assortment of ransomware-as-a-service threats has gotten a new member in the shape of Hidden Tear-based "Karmen". It can be purchased on the black market for $175.
The updated malware not only made it onto the Google Play store, but has been downloaded 'several million times' as part of specially crafted applications designed to infect a user's device.
The company's security engineers detailed some of the protocols designed to keep Android users safe. The company explained how it keeps a close eye on devices and apps even when they're infected.
It was recently discovered by a Spotify user that the service would randomly open links, which are infested with malware. The issue was seen occurring on a PC, Mac, and Ubuntu computer.
Malware are nasty programs that can create quite a havoc on our computers. As time passes by, they evolve exponentially. We would love to know your experience with these things in our latest poll!
An O2 marketing campaign that was giving away free USB sticks to business customers, went horribly wrong after it was confirmed that some of the sticks were infected with viruses.
New information surfacing at the Cyber Security Summit 2015 suggests that the FBI is totally useless when it comes to ransomware. Their advice to ransomware victims is quite surprising.
With Windows 10 just around the corner, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the upgrade one of which is: "Why can't I see the Get Windows 10 app?" Microsoft has answered this question as well.
A newly-discovered malware will attempt to self-destruct by deleting an essential system file, sending the computer into an endless reboot loop to avoid getting analyzed by security researchers.
Lenovo has seemingly been caught pushing known adware to its users. Pre-installed on a number of Lenovo systems, the software inserts ads, and has the potential to steal private encrypted data.
Earlier this month, Virus Shield, scammed over 10,000 people that downloaded the application. Google is now offering a refund and a $5 Google Play Store credit for the inconveneince.
The $3.99 app "Virus Shield" by Deviant Solutions doesn't protect the user's privacy, scan for malware, speed up the user's phone or block ads. However it has 10,000 downloads and a 4.5 star rating.
The NHS website has been recently sending its users to a malware infected domain. This was due to an internal coding error that affected more than 800 NHS webpages, which are being currently fixed.
Which is more valuable to criminals: Your credit card number, or lots of "likes" on Facebook? The answer may surprise you, as cyber criminals are now writing malware to interact with social media.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
Malware known to pre-date Windows 8 has seemingly been updated to identify Microsoft's newest operating systems. It is currently spreading through Google Docs, with an apparent focus on Brazil.
Kaspersky Labs has taken the wraps off one of their 'secret projects,' a super-secure operating system designed to shrug off any attack. The only catch? It's for critical infrastructure only.
We all know 'em, and we all hate 'em: viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, and malware of any kind. From their origins in science fiction to Flame, Trivia Tuesday delves into your security nightmares.
Antivirus is great until something goes wrong. Today, that horror has come true for many. Sophos released an update that causes it to report any file with the word "update" to be quarantined.
The Metropolitan Police in London have issued warnings about potential ransomware attacks on computers, allowing hackers to limit access to your computer unless you cough up some cash.
A dangerous new trojan, discovered by the same people who brought the infamous Flashback malware to light, is out to steal passwords from Mac and Linux users by keylogging and exploiting their browser
Kaspersky has identified a virus they identify as 'Gauss', which has been found to be focused on disrupting Middle Eastern computer systems and banking. The virus' sinister origins are questioned.
Thanks to the efforts of the FBI and international law enforcement groups, you could lose your Internet access on July 9th due to a virus you never knew you had. We examine, and try to explain.