Posts Tagged 'computer security'

If you feel like you are starting to get the flu, going to the doctor’s office can get you some medicine and get you on the road to recovery. But, there’s no pill or surgery that can protect you from medical identity theft—which can kill you. Literally. The thief who steals your identity doesn’t mean […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Yes, this superhero might be the epitome of courage, justice, and strength, but he might also be the biggest threat to you online. We’ve entered a new age of superheroes. No longer are they just pictures in a comic book. They are now accessible on computers, game […]

The Dofoil downloader (found in the wild since 2011) occasionally updates itself with new features and encryption techniques to hide communications with its control servers. The latest iteration uses a variation of XOR and RC4 algorithms similar to previous variants to encrypt the list of control servers within the binary and encrypt all traffic with […]

If you’ve ever seen a movie where the bad guys are using ongoing, invasive hacking to spy on their “enemy,” you have some familiarity with an advanced persistent threat (APT). This term usually refers to an attack carried out by a group that targets a specific entity using malware and other sophisticated techniques to exploit […]

It has been two weeks since the announcement by multiple global law enforcement agencies regarding the takedown of the communications infrastructure for the Trojans GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker. Judging by the number of downloads for the McAfee Stinger utility, thousands of systems worldwide no longer provide money to Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev and his associates. However, […]