In addition to encrypting files, a new strain of ransomware, FireCrypt, also attempts to carry out a weak DDoS attack.
Browsing Author: Chris Brook
Security researcher and activist Claudio Guarnieri talks to Mike Mimoso about a new project announced last week at the Chaos Communication Congress called Security Without Borders.
Kaspersky Lab’s Costin Raiu talks about the benefits of taking the YARA training class available at SAS 2017.
A security researcher claims that data belonging to doctors deployed in the United States Special Operations Command was left unsecured online.
Critical remote code execution vulnerabilities in PHPMailer and SwiftMailer, libraries used to send emails via PHP, were patched this week.
Threatpost writers recap 2016’s biggest news stories, including the proliferation of IoT botnets, ransomware, the FBI vs. Apple story, and more.
A new Android Trojan, Switcher, uses victims’ devices to infect WiFi routers and funnel users of the network to malicious sites.
Google on Monday announced Project Wycheproof, a collection of unit tests designed to help check for weaknesses in cryptographic algorithms.
The insecurity of WordPress plugins has been well documented, especially over the last year, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not as bad as it seems, experts claim.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including Yahoo’s latest breach announcement, a DDoS-for-hire crackdown, hackers seeking help with Mirai, and some new Adobe patches.