Numbers released by Kaspersky Lab on Friday reveal that over 98% of all documented WannaCry infections were running versions of the Windows 7 operating system. Out of all Windows 7 users, the worst hit were users running Windows 7 64-bit edition, accounting for more than 60% of all infections.
Everyone is concerned about online safety. Whether you use Google and Twitter or TeamViewer and Dreamhost, keep your services secure with two-factor authentication.
Amid a desperate situation on Friday in which hundred of thousands of WannaCry ransomware attacks pelted computers in nearly 100 countries, one stroke of good fortune hit, too. As the malware analysis expert who calls himself MalwareTech rushed to examine the so-called WannaCry strain, he stumbled on a way to stop it from locking computers and slow its spread. All it took was ten bucks, and a little luck.
The audio driver installed on some HP laptops includes a feature that could best be described as a keylogger, which records all the user’s keystrokes and saves the information to a local file, accessible to anyone or any third-party software or malware that knows where to look.
It’s one thing to know that a tomato is a fruit, and another to put it in a fruit salad. Although, the human race has achieved some of the most amazing feats in the field of technology, however, there are moments when our creative minds tend to overdo it, and before we know it, we’re munching tomatoes into our fruit salad.
Microsoft on Monday patched a severe code-execution vulnerability in the malware protection engine that is used in almost every recent version of Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10, and Server 2016), just three days after it came to its attention. Notably, Windows Defender is installed by default on all consumer-oriented Windows PCs.
A widely reported e-mail purporting to be a request to share a Google Docs document is actually a well-disguised phishing attack. It directs the user to a lookalike site and grants the site access to the target’s Google credentials.
Available as both an iOS app and a web-based service, with an Android app currently in the works, Cafe Wi-Fi is a map that shows off any available WiFi hotspots at any given area.