Microsoft has reclassified the Ask Toolbar as unwanted software, which means its security tools will automatically detect and remove all versions, except for the most recent, from Windows computers.
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Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Duqu 2.0 attack and its ramifications, the addition of HSTS support to Windows 7 and 8.1 and the rest of the news of the week.
Authorities from six different nations worked on Tuesday to apprehend 49 suspects connected with carrying out a complex phishing scheme dubbed Operation Triangle.
SANS Institute reports that Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware infections emanating from the Angler Exploit Kit are on the rise, and coincide with a spike from malicious spam campaigns.
The Duqu attackers, who are considered by researchers to be at the top of the food chain of APT groups and are responsible for attacking certificate authorities and perhaps spying on Iran’s nuclear program, have resurfaced with a new platform that was used to compromise high-profile victims, including some related to the Iran nuclear talks[…]
Developers behind the banking Trojan Vawtrak have begun obscuring some of their servers with Tor2Web, a move that’s added another level of difficulty when it comes to uncovering their activity.
The developer behind Tox, a ransomware-as-a-service tool that only surfaced late last month, acknowledged he’s over his head and will sell the platform off.
The author of the Locker crypto-ransomware today kept to his word and decrypted computers infected by the malware.
Microsoft security products will begin detecting software containing search protection functions and classifying it as malicious on June 1.
Nitlove and several new versions of PoSeidon can be added to the growing heap of point-of-sale (POS) malware discovered this year.