Posts Tagged 'malware'

Imagine it. You sit down at your computer about to do your daily perusal of Buzzfeed  or check out The Financial Times but your homepage is now some weird search engine you’ve never seen before. Guess what? You’ve been hijacked. Browser hijacking is when your Internet browser (eg. Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer) settings are modified. […]

It’s tiny and portable, yet perfect for storing large items. I’m talking about the good ol’ Universal Serial Bus (a.k.a USB) drive, the giveaway of choice at tradeshows across the world, and perfect for the easy storage and transfer of photos, documents, music and more. But you might want to think twice before plugging a […]

Hey guys! I’m Bradi, and this is the Scan – bringing you the very latest in security news whether you like it or not. Quick, Call the Exterminator Enemy, thy name is “bash bug.” This recently discovered flaw gives hackers access to your home through internet-connected devices such as thermostats, refrigerators and even light bulbs. […]

The recent celebrity photo hacks are an unfortunate reminder of how devastating or embarrassing it can be to have your data compromised.  But celebrities are not the only ones getting hacked. Cybercriminals aren’t choosy—they’ll send malicious texts, emails, and website links to Jennifer Lawrence and your grandma. And while the celebrity hacks are more publicized, […]

A group of security researchers have found a new piece of malicious software, often referred to as malware, targeted at a very particular group: Hong Kong activists. Targeting specific groups is a popular tactic of hackers. In this case, the malware itself isn’t particularly unique, but its implementation is. This is one of the few […]