Apparently, even your movie's subtitles could be out to get you. Researchers at California-based IT security firm Check Point have discovered a new flaw that allows hackers to take complete control over any device via third-party subtitle files. Also read: Bitfinex May List ‘Legacy Bitcoin’ on Exchange After a Soft Fork Subtitles Aren't Always Just Plain … [Read more...] about Even Your Movie Subtitles May Have Malware Now
With last week's WannaCry attack drawing to a close, a new global malware called "Adylkuzz" has been discovered. This piece of malware silently turns the victims' machines into cryptocurrency miners without their knowledge. Adding insult to injury is the fact that the NSA made the whole thing possible. Also read: Mark Karpeles Begs CoinLab to Settle Lawsuit Against Mt. … [Read more...] about The NSA Now Enables Hackers to Turn PCs Into Secret Crypto-Miners
So it wasn't the panic-sell we all feared after all. Yet. After crashing more than $200 about a day and a half ago, the bitcoin price has rebounded almost back to where it dived off. For the moment, we can't even call yesterday's slump a "correction". Also read: BTC Price Takes a $200+ Dive, What Happens Next? At press time, 1 BTC was trading just above $1,800 USD … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Price Rebounds… Did WannaCry Ransomware Actually Help?
The new ‘WannaCry’ ransomware that swept through Russia and Europe overnight has had its spread stifled by an eagle-eyed malware expert. However some are arguing this type of ransomware could sound the death knell for Bitcoin. Also read: Ransomware Attack Brings Down UK Healthcare System Cybersecurity researcher @malwaretechblog began scanning the new ‘WannaCry’ ransomware … [Read more...] about Expert Kills ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware but Bitcoin’s Reputation Damaged Again
It's been discussed before whether running third party always-on antivirus is still practical or even necessary at any level -- but if you're one of the 30 million in the reported Webroot install base, then you're probably wishing you'd beaten that dead horse more thoroughly right now. Also read: Florida Wants to Force Tech Companies to Censor What You See on the … [Read more...] about Webroot Accidentally Trashes Customers’ Windows Installations