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Windows 10 Creators Update

It is possible that your Windows OS has not yet prompted you about the most exciting Windows 10 Creators Update, so we are here to tell you more about it since this is probably the one you have been waiting for. Due to the number of users with Windows 10, it is possible that you will have to wait a couple of months until your system can be updated. But this should not worry you too much because you can manually initiate it. Nonetheless, before you rush to do so, let us tell you more about this great update that concerns general virtual security, graphic design (3D), music, gaming, and e-book readings. This serious upgrade is all about creativity and entertainment. If you have had enough of the old ways of 2D graphics and design, sluggish gaming performance, slow browsing experience, this Windows 10 Creators Update is definitely for you and those issues, a thing of the past. Please read on to learn more about this fantastic novelty. Read more »

Chrysaor: new surveillance malware spotted on Android devices

The development of potentially harmful applications for Android devices has reached a new peak. Hundreds of untrustworthy applications are released every day, but, as malware analysts have observed, not all of them have a goal to affect as many computers as possible. Threats targeting only a small number of devices exist too despite their developers’ efforts and time put into their development – this is called a targeted attack. Chrysaor is one of the newest potentially harmful applications engaged in the targeted attack on devices with the Android OS. Specialists generally refer to it as a potentially harmful application, but, as recent research has revealed, it is nothing more than spyware (software aiming to gather information about users). It is believed to be released by NSO Group Technologies and, according to researchers who have analyzed it, it seems to be a variant of Pegasus, which is yet another surveillance software first detected on devices running certain versions of iOS. Frankly speaking, there was not much known about Chrysaor until malware analysts gathered information from affected devices and carried out thorough research. Now they know everything about it. Read more »

Baidu.com Skype virus continues to terrorize users

A malicious campaign has never hit so close to home. Baidu.com Skype virus continues to spread and terrorize users, and recently even one of your team members got infected with it! What’s more, there is no silver lining to this situation: you will get infected with this annoying threat even if you do not click a random link you get from one of your Skype contacts! Of course, it is not possible to get infected if you do not use Skype in the first place, but there are quite a few users who suffer from this intruder, and in this article here we are going to discuss it in greater detail. Read more »

Ploutus

If you thought that only desktop computers and mobile devices could be infected by malicious viruses, better think again. Here comes Ploutus, a Trojan infection that affects ATMs! The point is, as long as any type of computer employs an operating system to run smoothly, that operating system can be compromised by a malicious infection. In this article, we will tell you more about the infection, and its main aims, as based on the research by FireEye. As you can probably tell, Ploutus cannot infect your computer, and perhaps that is for the best because the Trojan clearly aims to steal as much money as possible. Read more »

Beware of the Baidu.com link on Skype

Beware of the Baidu.com link on Skype

Skype users worldwide are being disturbed by Baidu.com links. Since getting the link is usually followed by other activities performed automatically without the user’s permission, some experts specializing in cyber security suspect that malicious software is responsible for sending links to users. Unfortunately, a malicious application (e.g. Trojan, spyware, backdoor etc.) causing this phenomenon has not been yet detected, and Skype has not made any official statements so far. Therefore, it is not surprising that a different opinion exists too. Another group of specialists, including Skype’s online support, says that this issue might be associated with the so-called password exploit. Generally speaking, hackers could have obtained users’ Skype login details. On the basis of the previous experience, people using the same password on several different websites are the first ones whose passwords cyber criminals crack. As a consequence, users who have already received the Baidu.com link should rush to update their Skype passwords. Read more »

Yahoo Has Been Hacked! Change Your Passwords ASAP!

In a recent message addressed to “Yahoo Users,” Yahoo has informed about a hack that happened two years ago, in late 2014. A massive data breach – which some classify as the biggest of its kind ever – was reported on 22nd of September, and, according to the information provided, around 500 million accounts were hit. Although not all hacks are discovered right away, it is surprising that it took two years for the company to detect this and inform its users. Needless to say, the damage has been done, and now is the time to take action. The company has not presented any information regarding the security problems that have emerged due to the hack, but it is possible that a lot of users have already suffered some consequences without even knowing it. Hopefully, there is time for everyone to evade big security issues. Read more »

New malware to look out for: ElGato Ransomware

Malware researchers are warning about the emergence of a new family of ransomware called ElGato Ransomware. This malware is targeting Android devices, and it can lead to the encryption of the files found on them. According to recent information, it seems that this malware offers an open source code for other cyber criminals to exploit and create their own versions of ransomware. At this moment, the ransomware is still in its development stages, and it has not started a widespread attack; however, it might be only a matter of time before Android users get hit. When they do, the ransomware might not only lock the files but also initiate other malicious activities. Continue reading to learn more. Read more »

ShinoLocker Ransomware

ShinoLocker Ransomware

An application known as ShinoLocker Ransomware has been introduced to the audience during a presentation at the Black Hat USA 2016 convention. This piece of software has been designed by a security researcher, pen-test tool developer and pentester Shota Shinogi mostly for further virtual security research and general education purposes. The tool can be obtained from its official website and is free of charge. It is fully customizable, and each user can build a unique version of ShinoLocker Ransomware. Even though it is a great tool to educate yourself and to have a deeper understanding of the inner structure and functionality of a basic ransomware application, our team advises to use it carefully especially if you are not and an advanced computer user since you might face some unwanted outcomes. In this report, we present the features of this malware simulator and present various ways that it could be used. Read more »

KMSPico

KMSPico is a very popular tool for illegally activating Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products. Due to the fact that it is an unofficial activation program that tampers with certain settings of the OS, many anti-virus and anti-malware applications detect it as a threat, but most of them do not remove it since in most cases, it is labeled as “suspicious” and left as is. Such detections are usually detections are false positives because KMSPico is not malicious. Still many users have reported that this activation tool is a Trojan and it comes bundled with browser hijackers and adware. Therefore, in this article, we will discuss how this activation tool works and whether it is safe. Read more »

Maxon Click

Although you might not know what Maxon Click is, it could be the culprit of your virtual security’s instability. This clandestine threat works from web browsers on your Android devices, but it is unlikely to be a threat to the users of Windows and other operating systems alike. According to the adware analysts here at Anti-Spyware-101.com, this suspicious infection works with Attentioner.com to inject ads. It is likely that it uses this domain as a server hosting advertisements. In order to stop the connection to this server and disable the advertising-injecting threat, you need to learn how it works and learn what steps to take. Read this report to find this information, and, if you want to ask us questions about anything related to the removal of Maxon Click, start a discussion below. Read more »