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New Android Malware Hijacks Router DNS From Smartphones

New Android Malware Hijacks Router DNS From Smartphones

Another day, another creepy malware for Android users!Security Researchers have uncovered a new Android malware targeting your devices, but this time instead of attacking the device directly, the malware takes control over the WiFi router to which your device is connected to and then hijacks the web traffic passing through it.Dubbed “Switcher,” the new Android [...]

January 14, 2017 editor Technology 0

WhatsApp is ditching its annual $1 subscription fee and will monetize from businesses instead

WhatsApp is ditching its annual $1 subscription fee and will monetize from businesses instead

WhatsApp has revealed that it’s ditching its $1 yearly subscription fee in the coming weeks, according to founder Jan Koum, who made the announcement at DLD in Munich, Germany. Acquired by Facebook for around $22 billion two years back, WhatsApp passed the 900 monthly active user (MAU) mark back in September. While some were concerned [...]

January 14, 2017 editor Technology 0

GoldenEye ransomware is sending companies fake job applications

GoldenEye ransomware is sending companies fake job applications

Cybercriminals keep on finding new ways to boost their conversion rates and make a bigger profit at the end of the month. Now, cybersecurity researchers at Check Point tell us about GoldenEye ransomware, a variant of the Petya ransomware that is being used to target companies’ HR departments, as people in these departments regularly need [...]

January 14, 2017 editor Technology 0

HummingBad Malware Generates More Than $10,000 Per Day

HummingBad Malware Generates More Than $10,000 Per Day

An Android malware named HummingBad has been netting its creators more than $10,000 per day, an extensive report made by security firm Check Point says that approximately 85 million devices are infected with the virus. HummingBad is a malware that has been going around for some months now, but only recently was its main purpose revealed: [...]

January 12, 2017 editor Technology, Today's News 0

Bitcoin Ransomware – Crypvault

Bitcoin Ransomware – Crypvault

Some of the more modern types of Bitcoin ransomware pose a significant threat to computer users to this very day. Crypvault is in the top three on that list, as this kind of malware includes some new routines that make life even harder for infected users. In fact, this is the first type of ransomware [...]

January 12, 2017 editor Technology 0

Hackers Now use IoT Devices As Proxies For Remote Credential Testing

Hackers Now use IoT Devices As Proxies For Remote Credential Testing

The Internet of Things holds great merit and future potential for creating a smarter and more automated ecosystem. Unfortunately, these Internet-connected devices have one fatal weakness: security. Hackers can easily hijack thousands of DVRs, CCTV cameras, and networking devices to test stolen login information from various sources. This makes it nearly impossible to find the [...]

January 12, 2017 editor Technology 0

Maximizing Security of Cloud Storage Providers Using PGP and Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology

Maximizing Security of Cloud Storage Providers Using PGP and Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology

Despite the fact that cloud computing is currently adopted on a wide scale, the security and maintenance of privacy of accounts in various cloud computing environments are still questionable. Securing data in a cloud setting utilizes the same methods employed to secure data on a conventional data centre. Many methods are now used to secure [...]

January 11, 2017 editor Technology 0

Syria Gets Involved In Ransomware By Offering Decryption Keys To Victims Who Infect Others

Syria Gets Involved In Ransomware By Offering Decryption Keys To Victims Who Infect Others

The world of ransomware is constantly evolving, which poses a significant threat to both consumers and security researchers. Criminals are stepping up their game once again in a rather unprecedented way. Infected victims can now receive a free decryption key as long as they infect other people with the same malware. This is taking ransomware-as-a-business [...]

January 11, 2017 editor Technology 0

Top 3 Ransomware Families Causing Havoc In 2016

Top 3 Ransomware Families Causing Havoc In 2016

With the year 2016 almost behind us, it is time to reflect on how ransomware has affected business and consumers around the world. As one would come to expect, some forms of this nasty malware are far more common than others. A recent report by Malwarebytes tells us which three types were most common in [...]

January 11, 2017 editor Technology 0