Tag: antivirus

Hacking, Security

eScan Antivirus Update Mechanism Exploited to Spread Backdoors and Miners

April 24, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

A new malware campaign has been exploiting the updating mechanism of the eScan antivirus software to distribute backdoors and cryptocurrency miners like XMRig through a long-standing threat codenamed GuptiMiner targeting large corporate networks. Cybersecurity firm Avast said the activity is […]

Hacking, Security

This devious new ransomware encrypts itself to avoid your antivirus

May 9, 2023

Via: Techradar

A new ransomware variant has been detected that is able to evade detection by encrypting itself. Cybersecurity researchers from risk and financial advisory solutions firm Kroll recently discovered a variant of the ransomware known as Cactus. Besides the usual operation […]

Cybersecurity, Mobile, Security, Smartphones

Samsung has created a zero-click antivirus for messages

February 17, 2023

Via: The Verge

Samsung has introduced a new Message Guard security feature for its Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets that can better protect users against “zero-click” cyberattacks disguised as image attachments in messages. Zero-click attacks — which install spyware and other malicious […]

Hacking, Security

This devious malware is able to disable your antivirus

October 6, 2022

Via: Techradar

Threat actors have found a way to disable antivirus(opens in new tab) solutions and other endpoint(opens in new tab) protection tools using an increasingly popular method. Cybersecurity researchers from Sophos recently detailed how the method, known as called Bring Your […]

Privacy, Security

Windows 11 update fail breaks some antivirus apps

May 27, 2022

Via: Techradar

The latest Windows 11 update breaks some important parts of some Trend Micro’s antivirus and security products, the company has advised. This relates to a number of Trend Micro’s business security solutions, and the damage is caused by the optional […]

Cybersecurity, Security

New Microsoft Defender for Business is set to boost your Windows 11 antivirus

November 3, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has announced a new security product christened Microsoft Defender for Business that aims to bring enterprise-grade endpoint security to small and medium businesses. In a blog post covering the launch, Microsoft 365’s product marketing manager Jon Maunder said the […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 11 antivirus set for a major under-the-hood upgrade

November 2, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft Defender is about to get a massive renovation to enable home users to monitor not just their Windows computers, but also their Mac, Android and iOS devices. The remodelled app will reportedly help home users keep tabs on antivirus, […]

Computing, Cybersecurity, Security, Software & Applications

How are anti-malware tools different from regular antivirus?

June 3, 2021

Via: Techradar

You may have heard the terms antivirus and anti-malware bandied about here and there in reference to different pieces of security software, and found this confusing. That’s entirely understandable. Aren’t these the same thing, more or less? Isn’t malware something […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Google removes seven stalking apps from the Play Store

July 18, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Threat researchers at antivirus giant Avast discovered seven apps on the Google Play Store that were apparently all built by the same Russian developer. It writes that they could be used to stalk employees, romantic partners, or kids without their […]

Editorial, Privacy

Help Me Fix IT: There’s a virus on my phone

September 18, 2015

Via: Adrian Cirlig

Source photo Phone security is a serious matter. Whether you have done something or not, if your phone bodyguards fail, it’s time for damage control and repair. It’s recommended that you use an antivirus or some sort of protection, but […]