Earlier this week, Marcus Hutchins, the man who helped stop the WannaCry global ransomware attack, admitted in court to developing the Kronos banking malware as... Read More...
A device’s unwitting participation in a malicious robot network, or botnet, is practically detectable only through a forensic examination, experts tell us. But we can take steps to protect our devices.
At Cyber Week in Tel Aviv, Dr. Tony Bleetman recalls how he, his colleagues, and patients were forced to deal with the network- and computer-crippling ransomware attack that wreaked havoc on the British NHS.
The VPNFilter botnet could collect information and block network traffic, the FBI said. Beyond rebooting our routers, we should be keeping their firmware up-to-date. Here’s how.
Google’s dominant browser will now filter notoriously intrusive ad types. While enforcing Better Ad Standards doesn’t directly address security, experts say it’ll benefit the whole Web.
Google says it’s removing more malware than ever from its Android app store. But there are indications that the risks have also risen, as hackers see dollar signs in Android users.
Researchers say the nation-state developers behind the Android spyware campaign Dark Caracal took a page from developers of legitimate software, relying on recycled components.
Good security relies on trust, which doesn’t scale well. So writes Internet pioneer Paul Vixie, as he reflects on the indictment of the man who stopped WannaCry on charges related to Kronos.
The NotPetya attack highlights that today’s critical security vulnerabilities are tied to far more than one outdated operating system, experts say. They stem from systemic issues well beyond the OS.
Worms autonomously spread through system vulnerabilities, not actions like opening an email attachment. Nevertheless, there are ways to protect your technology against infections.
Regardless of whether the Mirai botnet disrupts the U.S. election, IOT device exploits will continue to contribute to a less stable Internet until stronger security protocols are implemented, security experts say.
From a plea for an “NIH for cyber” to a plan for “software supply chain transparency,” Black Hat and DefCon insiders say it’s time for the U.S. government to ensure software safety.
Like other types of programs, antivirus software sometimes is vulnerable itself. And unlike others, it can hook into the core of your computer. Here’s why experts say you should still use it.
As people and organizations pay larger sums to free their computers of the malware, The Parallax looks into what’s driving ransomware’s development—and where it’s spreading.