24 Oct 2017

Highly advanced “Bad Rabbit” hits train stations, airport, and media. Bad Rabbit, a ransomware infection thought to be a new variant of Petya, has apparently hit a number of organisations in Russia and Ukraine. In a tweet, Russian cyber security firm Group-IB said that at least three media organisations in the country have been hit by encrypting…

23 Oct 2017

‘We’ve nothing to hide’: Kaspersky Lab offers to open up source code   Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has unveiled to independent experts an unprecedented Global Transparency Initiative that will open its code. The audit is a bid to stave off US accusations the company is working for Russian security services. Kaspersky launches this initiative…

23 Oct 2017

With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last week, the “Controlled Folder Access” that Microsoft touted in June is now live for millions of users. As the name hints, the Controlled Folder Access feature allows users to control who can access certain folders. The feature works on a “block everything by default” philosophy,…

14 Oct 2017

Your OnePlus handset, running OxygenOS—the company’s custom version of the Android operating system, is collecting way more data on its users than it requires. A recent blog post published today by security researcher Christopher Moore on his website detailed the data collection practice by the Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone maker, revealing that OxygenOS built-in analytics is…

13 Oct 2017

A new form of Android ransomware encrypts victims’ data and changes their PIN, making it almost impossible to get their files back without paying a ransom.Dubbed DoubleLocker by researchers at ESET who discovered it, the ransomware is spread as a fake Adobe Flash update via compromised websites. Once downloaded onto the device, the fake Adobe…