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“Researchers Create Undetectable Rootkit That Targets Industrial Equipment” plus 6 BleepingComputer.com

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“Researchers Create Undetectable Rootkit That Targets Industrial Equipment” plus 6 BleepingComputer.com


Researchers Create Undetectable Rootkit That Targets Industrial Equipment

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 05:56 PM PDT

Two researchers presenting at the Black Hat Europe security conference in London revealed a method of infecting industrial equipment with an undetectable rootkit component that can wreak havoc and disrupt the normal operations of critical infrastructure all over the world. [...]

Microsoft Pesters Users with Ads Again, This Time for Edge

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Microsoft is on the receiving end of new criticism after reporter Brad Chacos spotted a new type of ad pestering Windows 10 users and attempting to promote Edge when users set up Chrome as their default browser. [...]

The Week in Ransomware - November 4th 2016 - Cerber, PayDOS, Alcatraz Locker, and More!

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 02:48 PM PDT

Wow..lots of annoying little ransomware variants. Many of which will probably never make it too far into distribution. The biggest news is the release of new Cerber versions that now helpfully tell us the version number in the ransom note. Also for those older computer users, we have some ransomware created using batch files.  [...]

Ransomware goes Retro with PayDOS and Serpent written as Batch Files

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 01:55 PM PDT

When it comes to ransomware, we are seeing the oddest variants being released. This is no exception with a batch file ransomware discovered by Avast malware analyst Jakub Kroustek that runs within the Windows command prompt. [...]

Microsoft Extends EMET Support for 18 Months Until July 2018

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:57 PM PDT

Despite saying "EMET has serious limits," Microsoft announced yesterday plans to extend EMET support past the original EOL (End Of Life) date on January 27, 2017 to July 31, 2018. [...]

Fake Cain XPii Cleaner App Is Actually a Backdoor with Very Annoying Features

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:11 PM PDT

Researchers have come across a new malware variant, currently in development, that likes to bombard victims with countless of popup ads, and kill their CPU by opening countless processes. [...]

Tests Show Microsoft Edge Is More Secure Than Chrome and Firefox

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 09:09 AM PDT

A series of benchmark tests performed by NSS Labs, a US-based independent network, and security testing organization, reveals that Microsoft Edge detects malware and phishing attacks much better than both Google Chrome and Firefox, despite losing over 40 million of users in the last month. [...]

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