Trickbot now stealing credentials

Trickbot is a banking malware that targets Windows machines, developed around 2016, and already with a lot of features. Many of those inspired on another banking trojan called Dyreza, according to Malware Bytes analysis. As if it was not enough by targeting a wide array…

Privilege Escalation on Windows - Abusing Tokens

What is Privilege Escalation? Operating Systems that manage a computer’s hardware and its resources are usually designed to be used by multiple users (accounts). Each of which designate access to a certain amount of resources (physical and logical) using the name “privileges.” The privilege escalation process comes from exploiting design flaws, configuration issues, or bugs in the system to…

Ransomware Woes Sees India Force Microsoft for Cut-Price Upgrade Deal

Following last month’s unprecedented cyberattack led by the WannaCry ransomware, India has reportedly pressed Microsoft to offer a significant one-time discount deal for over 50 million Windows users to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system. A new Reuters report has revealed that the…

Microsoft Security Director Admits Windows 10 Disables 3rd Party Antivirus Software

As Kaspersky Lab sues Microsoft for alleged antitrust compliant violations, a senior security executive at the software giant confirmed that the latest version of its flagship operating system, Windows 10, disabled third-party security software. For context, Kaspersky filed a complaint with Russian authorities alleging that…

Microsoft Patches Windows XP to Protect Against Nation-State Attacks

After Microsoft took the unprecedented step of releasing patches for Windows XP following last month’s WannaCry attacks, the software maker has released additional updates for all of versions of Windows. While determining June’s security update for the Windows operating system, Microsoft learned of vulnerabilities which…

Disk-Wiping Malware KillDisk Now Targets Linux Systems

Infamous disk-wiping malware KillDisk gains an update which sees it compromise Linux systems alongside Windows machines. The malware, known to be used in hacking attacks during espionage operations also gains the ability to encrypt files, demand a ransom in bitcoin and render Linux machines unbootable.…

DHS Wants Windows Users to Uninstall Apple’s Quicktime

Citing security firm Trend Micro, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a timely alert to Windows users, reminding them that Apple has ended QuickTime support for Windows, leaving them vulnerable to new exploits. Trend Micro called it an ‘urgent call to action’, highlighting the…