A web of Fraud, Waste & Abuse! Privacy Invasions, Blackhat Hacks, Stolen Passwords, Behavioral Targeting- the list goes on and on. These wiki links below will each give you the reader an example and explanation how these browsing security and personal privacy threats that you Already Have Experienced or will Likely Experience- are the result of unnecessary protocols and procedures implemented for the sole purpose of garnering more marketing and advertising dollars.
This page specifically identifies these threats happening EVERYWHERE on the modern web today. It is estimated that 95% of smart devices & computers have some form of data-mining or other malware already installed, despite the notion that the danger is isolated to people surfing on shady websites.
These threats are harder to spot when you come at them head on. If you look at them collectively, it becomes more clear that they are all interrelated. The AdFor.US Solution will eradicate 99% of the Threats listed below.
I invite you to peruse our pages, where we discusses 'WHY' & 'HOW' most of these threats root cause is through marketing exploits that plug right into the internet framework systems that already have free reign to overtake any security protocols that we might have installed.
What you won't see below is the greatest cost to each of us is the 'Real TIME' that is being stolen from us from these ad publishers who intentionally obfuscate and sidetrack our pathways to legitimate information. -For a great explanation and rundown of this side of the equation head over to Real Relevance here
The AdFor.US Solution will Eradicate these PROBLEMS
No privacy invasion, Identity theft, Cyber spying, Privacy-invasive software, Privacy and Data Collection, Targeted threat, Behavioral targeting, Reality mining, Data Mining, Targeted marketing, Behavioral targeting, Digital footprints
No additional sign ups or sign ins Spamvertising, Spam, Unsolicited commercial email, Riskware, spam ping, trackbacks, Spam blogs, Forum spam, Blog spam, Social spam,Referrer spam, Spamhaus, Bulk email software, e-mail drip marketing, email spoofing, phishing, spam bots
No more guessing who the advertiser is- False advertising, Typosquatting, In-text advertising, consumer confusion, misrepresentation, confusingly similar, Spoofing Attacks, Homepage hijacking, Mousetrapping, Spamdexing, TrustRank, Clickjacking, Front groups, sockpuppets, spamdexing, 302 Google Jacking, search engine index spamming, Google bomb, Attack, Advance-fee fraud, Lottery scam, Make Money Fast, Paid News (India), Trademark bidding, Fraud on the Advertiser, bait-and-switch, Click to reveal, Drive-by downloads, URL redirection, Link manipulation, Filter evasion, Heterogeneous clients
No more fraudulent or untrustworthy reviews Advertorials or Article marketing masquerading as personal unbiased reviews or recommendations-Murketing,
No more Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - OR - Social Media Marketing (SMM) - OR - Search Engine Marketing (SEM) -
No more Search Arbitrage Cookie stuffing, List poisoning, Exhaustion of Rights, Session capping, Frequency capping, Cloaking, Doorway pages, Keyword stuffing, Methods of website linking, Scraper site, Server farm, Spam in blogs, Web guide, Click farm, Link farm, Content farm, Subterfuge, Man-in-the-browser or Man-in-Middle (MITM), Address munging, Directory Harvest, stealth marketing, astroturfing, Trustworthiness of advertisers
No more keyword or keyword research AdSense, Adware,DoubleClick, OpenX, AppNexus, Ad serving, Ad exchange, Demand-side platform, Supply-side platform, Real-time bidding, ad networks
No more Highest Bidder Advertising Programmatic Marketing, Click fraud, Botnet, Zombie computer, Seeding agency, Pay per click, Cost per impression, Cost per action, Post-click marketing, Click Through Rate (CTR), View-through rate (VTR), Cost Per Action (CPA), effective Cost Per Action (eCPA), Cost Per Click or Pay Per Click (CPC or PPC), Cost Per Impression (CPI),Cost Per Mille (CPM), also known as Cost per thousand (CPT), effective Cost Per Mille (eCPM), Other performance-based compensation
No more Affiliate marketing, Revenue sharing, Referral, No intermediaries, Multi-level marketing (MLM), pyramid schemes, Lead scoring, Website forgery, Spoofing Attacks, Homepage hijacking, Mousetrapping, Spamdexing, TrustRank, Clickjacking, Front groups, sockpuppets, 302 Google Jacking, search engine index spamming, Google bomb, Attacks
No more security risks Vulnerability (computing), Web security exploits: Infectious malware: viruses and worms, Concealment: Viruses, trojan horses, rootkits, and backdoors, Social engineering (security), Browser hijacking, Security in Web applications, Web server overload causes, Spyware, Scareware, Malvertising
No more security risk Software as a Service (SAAS) exploits Anti-malware strategies, Anti-virus and anti-malware software, Website security scans, Eliminating over-privileged code, Grayware, Black hat search engine optimization or Negative SEO, Parasite hosting, Ad-blocking, Anti-targeting technologies
No more Search analytics, Web analytics, multivariate statistics, statistical hypothesis testing, cross channel traffic disambiguation, heatmaps, Content marketing, Pop-ups/pop-unders, Floating ad, Banner blindness, Mobile advertising, content development
No more waiting on Tech department to update website Over-privileged users and over-privileged code, Lack of industry standards, Vulnerability to malware, Security defects in software, keylogger, Insecure design or user error, scripting applications, Technological variations, Use of the same operating system, Buffer-overrun vulnerability
- Unsecured routers: the gateway to IoT smart home threatsIf 2016 was the year of device development for the internet of things (IoT), 2017 has been the year of real-world deployments and monetization. Google and Amazon have moved quickly
- More mobile threats, better mobile securityMobile threats are on the rise, and hopefully you have not already been infected. A recent study by Avast reveals a 40% increase in cyberattacks targeting Android smartphones and tablets
- AVG RMM Platform for MSPs now includes security assessmentNew AVG Managed Workplace from Avast now offers MSPs an easier way to identify, communicate and resolve security risks at their business customers’ sites, directly from our RMM platform.
- Petya-based ransomware infects computers worldwideA new Petya-based ransomware is quickly spreading and infecting PCs worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about this growing outbreak, and what you should do now to stay safe.
- Protecting your business from the next ransomware attackWith more than 120 million ransomware samples in 2015 alone, now as of 2017, it has become one of the fastest growing and lucrative threats to businesses on the web.
- Avast Threat Labs analysis of CCleaner incidentExperts at Avast Threat Labs have been analyzing the CCleaner advanced persistent threat (APT) continuously for the past few days and apart from the information in recent blog posts (Piriform and Avast posts), we are starting a series of technical blog posts describing details and technical information that we encountered during our analysis. Today, we […]
- Progress on CCleaner InvestigationFollowing the take-down of the CnC server and getting access to its data, the Avast Security Threat Labs team has been working around the clock to investigate the source and other details of the recent Piriform CCleaner attack. To recap, the attack affected a total of 2.27M computers between August 15, 2017 and September 15, […]
- Security for an underserved market: SMBsAs the company that pioneered easy, affordable, and strong security protection for consumers, we know a few things about security. This month, we had the chance to show how we are bringing this expertise to a market we believe is underserved when it comes to security—small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).
- Update to the CCleaner 5.33.6162 Security IncidentThere has been quite a bit of press coverage today about our announcement that the Piriform CCleaner product was illegally modified during the build process to include a backdoor component. Our first priority is our commitment to the safety and security of our millions of users, and supporting our new partner Piriform as they manage […]
- Avast earns Approved Mobile Product awardIn July 2017, independent test lab AV-Comparatives ran a string of cybersecurity tests on leading brands, and Avast has emerged from each of them with high marks. First we earned its anti-phishing certificate for our protective solutions, then we received 100% in a real-world, real-time malware defense test. And now, we are proud to announce […]
- Economic, geopolitical risks most worry global business leaders: World Economic Forum surveyA recent survey by the World Economic Forum revealed that while unemployment/underemployment represented the top global risk concerning business leaders, North American businesses cited terrorist attacks, large cyberattacks, climate change, and technology risks as their main worries. The post Economic, geopolitical risks most worry global business leaders: World Economic Forum survey appeared first on Advisen […]
- Equifax breach draws investigations from FTC, AGsThe Equifax breach of 143 million individuals’ personal information has drawn unprecedented levels of anger and scrutiny from federal and state officials, with numerous bills introduced, hearings called, and investigations opened. The post Equifax breach draws investigations from FTC, AGs appeared first on Advisen Ltd..
- ‘Turbulent’ time, uncertainty for D&O litigation after Trump dismantles regulationsPresident Trump's push to greatly reduce federal regulation will not reduce litigation, according to experts speaking here at Advisen's Executive Risk Insights Conference. The post ‘Turbulent’ time, uncertainty for D&O litigation after Trump dismantles regulations appeared first on Advisen Ltd..
- Irma’s insured loss estimates range from $20 billion to $40 billionAs Hurricane Irma winds dissipated, the insurance industry began to take stock of the fallout. The post Irma’s insured loss estimates range from $20 billion to $40 billion appeared first on Advisen Ltd..
- Equifax breach draws public ire over sensitive financial info hackedEquifax, one of the nation’s three major data collection agencies, announced on Sept. 7 that hackers accessed the private information of about 143 million individuals, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. The post Equifax breach draws public ire over sensitive financial info hacked appeared first on Advisen Ltd..
- Why do Employees Continue to Bypass IT Regulations?Non-Compliance for IT Regulations Remains a Big Issue for Companies Compliance with IT regulations continues to be an issue for most companies throughout the world. IT experts weighed in on this very issue just a few weeks ago. However, additional insight has been provided. Employees have various motives for not complying with IT regulations. According […]
- CRN Names PC Matic As One of the Hottest ProductsCRN Names Hot Products to Check Out Right Now CRN is the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, providing up-to-date technology news as well as IT vendor and product reviews. Recently they shared the 30 hottest products that business professionals need to check out right now. PC Matic was honored to […]
- Cyber Security Experts Weigh In — Employee Non-ComplianceWhy do employees bypass IT regulations? Recently seven different cyber security experts provided insight regarding the lack of employee compliance with a company’s IT regulations. The input ranged from immediate gratification to simple ignorance. PC Matic’s Vice President of Cyber Security shared, “Another reason being, some employees simply don’t ask IT for help. Instead, they […]
- PC Pitstop Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies — Again!Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 For the 2nd Time, PC Pitstop Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 4511 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 54.9% NEW YORK, August 17, 2017 — Inc. magazine today ranked PC Pitstop NO. 4511 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious […]
- PC Pitstop Welcomes Relationship-Building Calls from InvestorsBy: Deborah Balshem Published to: Mergermarket, the leading provider of forward-looking M&A intelligence and data to M&A professionals and corporates around the world. PC Pitstop, a privately held anti-virus software firm, would like to develop relationships with the investment community now in anticipation of a future outside investment, said CEO Rob Cheng. The 57-year-old executive […]
- Don’t let these gaming threats give you a Game OverWith the first day of the UK's biggest gaming event, EGX, opening its doors, we decided to roundup the most common gaming threats we see on a daily basis. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: consoleemulatorsgamesgamingMobilepcscamssteamvideo games (Read more...) The post Don’t let these gaming threats give you a Game Over appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
- Fake IRS notice delivers customized spying toolThreat actors leverage a Microsoft Office exploit to spy on their victims. In this blog post, we will review its delivery mechanism and analyze the malware we observed, a modified version of a commercial Remote Administration Tool (RAT). Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags: CP2000CVE-2017-0199docexploitIRSmalspammalwareOfficephishingratremote administration toolRMSspyword (Read more...) The post Fake IRS notice delivers customized […]
- FTC providing partial refunds for Advanced Tech Support victimsLast month, the FTC announced the recovery of 10 million dollars from Advanced Tech Support. If you were a victim of ATS, also known as Inbound Call Experts (ICE), you might be able to get a partial refund of what they scammed from you. Categories: Government Security world Tags: Advanced Tech SupportfraudFTCscamtech support scamTSS (Read […]
- How to tell if your Mac is infectedIt’s time to start taking a closer look at your Mac. Is it acting like its normal, reliable self? Or is it exhibiting strange behavior? Here's how to tell if your Mac is infected. Categories: 101 Mac Tags: adwareanti-malware for MacApplemacMac infectedmac malwarePUPs (Read more...) The post How to tell if your Mac is infected […]
- A week in security (September 11 – September 17)A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 11th - 17th September. We look at 0days, more Equifax developments, our usual smattering of blog posts, and more! Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: 0dayAndroidEquifaxLinkedInmalwarephishingroundupweek in security (Read more...) The post A week in security (September 11 – September 17) appeared first on […]
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- Why Software Updates Are So ImportantYou’re hard at work on your computer or device and a message suddenly pops up saying, “a software update is available”. You’re busy, so you click “cancel” instead of “install”, thinking you’ll get to it later, but you never do. Sound familiar? The truth is it’s easy to skip software updates because they can take […]
- BlueBorne Vulnerabilities Endanger Over 5 Billion Bluetooth-Enabled DevicesFrom headsets, to speakers – Bluetooth technology has become an integral part our devices, and our everyday lives. Since it allows users to exchange data wirelessly, Bluetooth technology is widely popular, and has been implemented into billions of devices. Therefore, the discovery of BlueBorne, a vulnerability found in some Bluetooth technology, which cybercriminals can use […]
- What You Need to Know About the Equifax Data BreachEquifax, one of the three major credit bureaus in the country, said on Thursday it suffered a major breach in late July. The breach enabled cybercriminals to access sensitive data on roughly 143 million consumers in the United States. This potentially exposed data includes names, addresses, birthdates, driver’s license data and Social Security Numbers, making […]
- How to Spot Phishing LuresPhishing attacks, in which scammers try to trick you out of your private information or money, are one of the most prevalent threats we see today. Part of the problem is that the cybercriminals have numerous ways in which to hook you, either online, over the phone, or even in person. In today’s busy world […]
- New App Allows Cybercriminals to Create Customized RansomwareFrom clothes to food – we practically buy everything on the internet these days. That includes ransomware as well. And now available for purchase on hacking forums everywhere: an easily downloadable ransomware app. You heard correctly, all a cybercriminal has to do is download the Trojan Development Kit (TDK) app on an Android phone, fill […]
- The Do You Knows of DDoS Attacks“Where’s my phone?” In a blink of an eye, my home is suddenly flipped upside down—couch cushions overturned, drawers – askew and papers shuffled. After a few repeating buzzes I realize that it’s right under my nose. Relief floods my body. How could I last a day without my phone? With the rise of social […]
- Get Schooled on SecurityIt’s hard to imagine what college would have been like if I had today’s technology in my arsenal. With spell check, search engines and online resources, meeting deadlines for my assignments would have been a breeze. Late nights in the library would have been condensed to a few quick clicks on the web, but at […]
- How to Navigate this Connected WorldThis blog was written in collaboration with Kishore Jotwani, Sr. Director of Marketing & Business Development for Intel’s Wireless Consumer Infrastructure Platforms and Bill Zhou, VP of product management, ARRIS. Doors locked, windows shut, and alarm set. I should be safe… right? The Internet of Things (IoT) is an ever-growing force that makes my everyday life […]
- Running from Ransomware: A Mobile User’s GuideFrom the second my alarm goes off, my day goes 100 miles a minute. In addition to getting myself ready for work, I have to pack my kids some brag-worthy lunches, conquer the stack of unwashed dishes in the sink from the night before, and make sure that everyone is out the door on time. […]
- 123456 Is Not an Acceptable Password in 2017Mirror, mirror on the wall, what is the safest password of them all? We all know using a secure password is one of the best practices for protection on the web, but we don’t always practice what we preach. We’ve all been guilty of using our first street address or our first pet’s name as […]
- Equifax leaks its business modelThe hacking of Equifax and the subsequent leaking of private data on an estimated 143 million people has created a furor that reaches from top governmental levels down to the little guys worried that their data is being distributed and misused all over the internet. There are big reasons to be concerned Equifax is not […]
- Voting software “PC-Wahl” for German national election is insecure – Updated Sep. 2017Update 09/19/2017 In regards to “PC-Wahl” software, the Chaos Computer Club is now providing first aid. According to the CCC blog article, the PC-Wahl developers made three unsuccessful attempts to solve the biggest issue in their software. An “open source donation” is now supposed to help and the CCC has published sample code which is […]
- You should feel blue about Bluetooth – over 5 billion devices are at riskA Bluetooth vulnerability could have your device hooking up with about anyone. The post You should feel blue about Bluetooth – over 5 billion devices are at risk appeared first on Avira Blog.
- Avira Mobile Security for iOS: Powerful protection against phishing attacks and identity theftWe have released a new version of Avira Mobile Security for iOS. The free of cost security app for iPhone users comes with enhanced capacities to block out phishing sites and keep your identity secure. How secure are you and your iPhone? While iPhones are fairly secure against traditional malware, their owners are still very much […]
- You shouldn’t use these 320 million passwords – Updated Sep. 2017Update 09/06/2017 For research purposes (and to satisfy their curiosity) security researchers “CynoSure Prime” cracked the hashes of virtually all 320 million passwords. Original Post You’re looking for the one, the unbeatable password? Well, security expert Troy Hunt does have a few hundred million available – that you should try and stay away from. Troy Hunt […]
- Locky ransomware strikes at AmazonLocky is back! Watch out for Amazon Marketplace invoices spam emails containing a zip file able to infect your computer with malicious software. The post Locky ransomware strikes at Amazon appeared first on Panda Security Mediacenter.
- 3 Ways to Minimize “Security Fatigue” Among EmployeesHow can we minimize the so-called "security fatigue" that puts both employees and the companies they work for at risk? The post 3 Ways to Minimize “Security Fatigue” Among Employees appeared first on Panda Security Mediacenter.
- Artificial Intelligence: Myth and RealityArtificial Intelligence is in the media again – but will it really bring about the end of humanity? How can you separate fact from fiction? The post Artificial Intelligence: Myth and Reality appeared first on Panda Security Mediacenter.
- Shadow IT: How to Protect Something You Didn’t Know Was ThereBlind spots in your companies security often happen in the space known as Shadow IT, where applications can't be controlled, documented, or even monitored. The post Shadow IT: How to Protect Something You Didn’t Know Was There appeared first on Panda Security Mediacenter.
- Dangers Beyond Ransomware – the Risk of Spyware
- Webroot Culture: Q&A with Systems Administrator Ann RobertsBefore chatting with Ann Roberts, systems administrator at Webroot, I had a pretty narrow view of what her role in the IT department required on a day-to-day basis. As it turns out, a...read more The post Webroot Culture: Q&A with Systems Administrator Ann Roberts appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.
- Ransomware Spares No One: How to Avoid the Next Big AttackWith global ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and not-Petya, making big headlines this year, it seems the unwelcomed scourge of ransomware isn’t going away any time soon. While large-scale attacks like these are...read more The post Ransomware Spares No One: How to Avoid the Next Big Attack appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.
- CISO to CISO: Combatting the Ever-Growing Phishing Threat TogetherAs a CISO, I think the cybersecurity community is beginning to realize that the threats we face as security professionals are consistently evolving, and, more importantly, that we must evolve just as quickly...read more The post CISO to CISO: Combatting the Ever-Growing Phishing Threat Together appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.
- Cyber News Rundown: Edition 9/15/17German Voting Software Raises Concerns With German elections only a couple weeks away, researchers have been working to determine how secure the voting systems really are. Per a recent study, the software being...read more The post Cyber News Rundown: Edition 9/15/17 appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.
- Fending Off Privacy InvasionInternet users in the U.S. have seen internet privacy protections diminish significantly in the post-9/11 era. In just March of this year, Congress swiftly (and quietly) did away with federal privacy regulations that...read more The post Fending Off Privacy Invasion appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.
- 5 Ways to Practice Healthy Social Media Skills This SummerThroughout the summer vacation months, most (if not all) kids are spending that time with their phones in hand. While you're all taking a well-deserved break from the school year, don't take a vacation from using social media in smart ways. Here are a few skills to help your kids remember and practice before they […]
- Impulsivity, Civility, Authenticity and Privacy: Announcing the Winners of the 2017 “What’s Your Story?” Video ContestWe based this year's theme on the fact that the internet is imperfect. But we also felt that its faults and weaknesses might be different depending on whom you asked. So we posed the question: “If you could change one thing about the internet, what would you change?” Students' answers this year were not only […]
- What If You Could Change the Internet?Today, we celebrate Safer Internet Day, a time when the world recognizes the importance of helping young people, and frankly all people, become safe, responsible, and successful navigators of the internet and enthusiasts of technology. Unlike every other day of the year, when we dispense advice, we use Safer Internet Day as a time to […]
- Seven Simple Steps to Protect Your Family’s Online PrivacyAs our first month of 2017 comes to an end, its time to remind ourselves of our resolutions for the New Year. I’m sure many of you resolved to embrace a healthier lifestyle or take up a new hobby, but how many of you decided to make your family’s privacy an important thing on your […]
- Don’t Let Your New Fridge Take Down the InternetIn October, the U.S. fell victim to a massive cyberattack that caused some of your favorite websites like Amazon and Netflix to be inaccessible. This attack, called a denial-of-service attack, happened because too many requests for those sites were being made in a short period of time. How did such a widespread breach even happen, […]
- The Equifax Data Breach: What Do I Do Next?On 8 September, credit reporting agency Equifax confessed to a major data breach. It affects 143 million Americans – nearly half of the US population – and 100,000 Canadian consumers. Unfortunately, this means that the hackers may have access to highly sensitive personal and financial information, allowing them to carry out follow-on attacks and identity...
- Supporting Healthcare Organizations Through IT RecoveryAs we all return to work from the summer holidays, we at Trend Micro reflect on what we have seen in the threat landscape over the first six months of 2017 with the release of our 2017 Mid-Year Security Roundup. It takes me back to the two major attacks that we witnessed, and I was...
- Ransomware Updates: Newest Threats, Protection Best Practices
- IoT Device Security At HomeMy girlfriend read something that worried her about the security risks posed by Internet of Things (IoT) devices at home. She had recently purchased a new TV, and she has an older home security system. She asked if her privacy might be at risk. We talked about the kinds of problems an unprotected home...
- Trend Micro Security’s Layered Protection, XGen™ Machine Learning, and Folder Shield Protect You Against Unknown Ransomware and MalwareOn May 12 of 2017, the WannaCry ransomware struck across the globe, encrypting computers by exploiting a critical vulnerability in Windows, first discovered by the US National Security Agency. Among its first targets were the British National Health Service, Federal Express, and Telefonica, but soon banks, schools, hospitals, government agencies and other organizations were infected,...
- Why won't enterprises take IoT security seriously?http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-wont-enterprises-take-iot-security-seriously/ Multimedia "Government regulation is the only way this is going to happen," William Malik, vice president of infrastructure strategies at Trend Micro said on the panel. "Automobiles didn't get safer until the government regulated them." Language: English
- Trend Micro Strengthens its Security Offerings in Trend Micro Securityhttp://www.dynamicciso.com/blog-details/98986c005e5def2da341b4e0627d4712.html Multimedia Yesterday Trend Micro announced strengthening of its portfolio with the release of Trend Micro Security for 2018. Language: English
- Trend Micro Blocks 38 Billion Threats in 1H 2017https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/trend-micro-blocks-32-billion/ Multimedia The first half of the year saw a continued surge in ransomware, Business Email Compromise (BEC) and other threats, with Trend Micro blocking over 38 billion during the period, it claimed in a new report. Language: English
- Equifax hack: What's the worst that can happen?http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/technology/equifax-identity-theft/index.html Multimedia All that information packaged together sells for upwards of $30 per identity on online black markets, according to Mark Nunnikhoven, head of cloud research for cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. Language: English
- Return of the EMOTET Trojan, spreads via spambotshttps://www.scmagazine.com/emotet-trojan-returns-with-new-variants-and-targets/article/687619/ Multimedia Trend Micro researchers first spotted the banking malware using network sniffing to steal data back in 2014 and recently spotted an increase in activity in August 2017 coming from new variants that all had the potential to unleash different types of payloads Language: English
- Iranian APT33 Targets US Firms with Destructive MalwareAPT33 targets petrochemical, aerospace and energy sector firms based in U.S., Saudi Arabia and South Korea with destructive malware linked to StoneDrill.
- Joomla Patches Eight-Year-Old LDAP Injection VulnerabilityJoomla on Tuesday patched a critical LDAP injection vulnerability that had lingered in the content management system for eight years. Attackers could use this bug to steal admin login credentials.
- What Triggers HTTPS Chrome Browser Warnings?Researchers combed through 2,000 Chrome error reports to better classify HTTPS error warnings.
- Malware Steals Data From Air-Gapped Network via Security CamerasProof-of-concept malware called aIR-Jumper can be used to bypass air-gapped network protections and send data in and out of network.
- Deep-Learning PassGAN Tool Improves Password GuessingA deep-learning network known as a GAN has been applied to passwords, and a tool called PassGAN significantly improves the ability to guess user passwords over tools such as Hashcat or John the Ripper.
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- A Modern Hypervisor as a Basis for a SandboxIn the field of information security, sandboxes are used to isolate an insecure external environment from a secure internal environment (or vice versa), to protect against the exploitation of vulnerabilities, and to analyze malicious code. At Kaspersky Lab, we have several sandboxes, we will look at just one of them that was customized to serve […]
- An (un)documented Word feature abused by attackersA little while back we were investigating the malicious activities of the Freakyshelly targeted attack and came across spear phishing emails that had some interesting documents attached to them. They were in OLE2 format and contained no macros, exploits or any other active content.
- Connected Medicine and Its DiagnosisResults that had been obtained during research that we discussed in a previous article called for a more detailed analysis of the security problem, but now from within medical institutions (with the consent of their owners, of course). The analysis allowed us to work on mistakes and give a series of recommendations for IT experts […]
- Miners on the RiseOver the last month alone, we have detected several large botnets designed to profit from concealed crypto mining. We have also observed growing numbers of attempts to install miners on servers owned by organizations. When these attempts are successful, the companies’ business processes suffer because data processing speeds fall substantially.
- Satoshi BombLet us discuss what defines the profitability of bitcoin mining, what principles for mining speed adaptation were initially embedded into it, and why these principles can lead to the failure of the cryptocurrency in the long run.
- Defense of the Accounts 2: Tips on safe gamingA few more tips about gaming accounts safety, or How to protect your Steam, Uplay, Origin, battle.net and so on.
- How to avoid Android malwareAndroid users have the largest selection of mobile apps, but that means they are also exposed to the most threats. Avoid mobile malware by following some basic security rules.
- Tips to educate your staff on cybersecurityWe hope that you find these five papers helpful in building out training for your staff
- End user agreement survival guideCan I interest you in a nice, long, legally binding document? It'll only take a few hours and maybe a law degree. No? You're not alone.
- Tip of the week: How to create reports for technical supportWhat a troubleshooting report is and how to create one.