Google Forcing Accounts To Use Two Factor Authentication

Google recently announced that they’re planning to auto-enroll some 150 million user accounts into two factor authentication (2FA). The company prefers the term two-step verification (2SV). The company had this to say about the planned move: “…because we know the best way to keep our users safe is to turn on our security protections by default, we have started to …

New Dangerous Android Malware Is Infecting Millions

Researchers from Zimperium zLabs have detected a nasty, dangerous, global malware campaign that has managed to infect more than 10 million Android devices from around the world in more than 70 different countries. As with most malware campaigns this one relies on social engineering to spread. The first stage of the infection process is that the hackers have to get …

Sneaky Malware Stealing Sensitive Gamer Information On Gaming Sites

Are you a gamer? Do you have an account on Steam, EA Origin, or the Epic Games Store? If so there’s an emerging threat you should be aware of. A new strain of malware is now being sold on the Dark Web. Discovered by researchers operating out of Kaspersky Labs the new malware strain has been dubbed BloodyStealer. Once BloodyStealer …

Zero Day Bug Found In MacOS

A new Zero Day vulnerability in macOS has been discovered. The flaw impacts all macOS versions up to the latest release Big Sur. The bug was found by Park Minchan an independent security researcher and is tied to the way that macOS processes inteloc files. The processing methodology allows an attacker to embed malicious commands which the system will execute …

New Malware Is Targeting Linux And WordPress Users

A new strain of malware which has been dubbed ‘Capoae’ has been spotted in the wild. It was written in Go and this strain targets Linux systems and WordPress installations. It was discovered by Larry Cashdollar. Larry is a senior security researcher at Akamai. Capoae is quickly becoming a favorite among threat actors because of its cross-platform capabilities. It also …

This Malware Can Turn Off Windows Defender

Some malware strains are built with robust protections in order to avoid detection. Zloader goes a step further and actually disables Microsoft Defender AV (formerly known as Windows Defender). That’s significant because according to stats provided by Microsoft Defender AV is preinstalled on more than a billion PCs running Windows 10. The hackers behind the campaign have changed their delivery …

Hackers Are Using Windows 11 Curiosity To Load Malware

Millions of people around the world are understandably curious about Windows 11. It’s easy to understand why. A new OS offered by the company that makes the most widely OS used on the planet is a big deal. Unfortunately hackers are well aware of this and are currently using that curiosity as a means of spreading malicious software to unsuspecting …

Fortinet VPN User Passwords May Have Been Leaked Online

Hackers recently released a list of nearly half a million Fortinet VPN usernames and passwords onto the Dark Web. The group behind the attack claims that all the credentials were scraped from exploitable devices last summer. The group also claims that while the vulnerability that made the hack possible has been patched many of the VPN credentials are still valid. …

Has Your Bandwidth Slowed Down? It Could Be Proxyware

There’s a lot of money to be made by selling things that don’t belong to you. That’s a lesson hackers around the world have learned very well. Their latest venture is selling other people’s internet bandwidth. You may not have heard the term Proxyware before just now. If not it’s a new way hackers and cybercriminals have devised to make …

WhatsApp Mods On Android Devices May Contain Malware

Are you a WhatsApp user? If you are you may have heard of the FMWhatsApp mod. It promises to improve the WhatsApp user experience by improving user privacy, giving access to custom chat themes, emoji packs from other social networking sites, app locking via a customizable PIN, and more. Hackers have hijacked this legitimate and helpful mod. It’s somewhat hard …