Tagged: Malware

Malware
Woke up this morning and had a discussion with a couple friends regarding PC performance and sluggishness.  So figured it was time to review technojunkyard’s  library list of tools we use to perform a clean up of a poorly performing system and do a write up on any new ones that may have come on the scene as well. (more…)

SuperFish Removal

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Lenovo, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has been installing a dangerous piece of adware on its consumer laptops. The software, called Superfish, leaves computers vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks in which hackers steal data as its sent from a user’s computer to a supposedly secure server. (more…)

Coming from out of nowhere the ‘Regin’ malware impact is described as groundbreaking.

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Experts don’t know where it came from, and aren’t quite sure what it does.

But they do know this: a newly-uncovered cybersecurity threat appears to have been designed by a government, and is “groundbreaking and almost peerless.”

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Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.

 

Malware
Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.
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Keylogging threat could lead to more attacks, say researchers

Internet browser users are going to have to deal with a new threat soon and it’s not related to JavaScript. There is an unusual vulnerability in some Mozilla products (including Firefox) that run on the Gecko engine. This vulnerability allows for malware writers to detect key strokes even when Javascript is disabled.
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