Tag: WIndows

Microsoft Fixes Windows Search Vulnerability to Prevent Remote Code Execution

Windows users often find themselves rather annoyed when Microsoft decides to release an update suddenly. Depending on one’s computer settings, these updates may be installed automatically and force a reboot of one’s computer. Some of these updates are more important than others, however. The most recent update is highly important as it fixes a Windows search vulnerability related to addresses remote execution. Emergency Windows Update Will Save a lot of Users Virtually every Windows user …
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ShieldFS Stops Ransomware In Its Tracks

We have been witnessing some important breakthroughs in the fight against cybercrime. Ransomware attacks have been one of the biggest threats of the past few years, even though some reports might claim otherwise. A new Windows tool has been developed to stop ransomware infection and even revert the damage it has caused up to that moment. This constitutes a major breakthrough, courtesy of Italian researchers. ShieldFS Is a Major Anti-Ransomware Tool Most malicious software attacks …
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This Trojan Could Install Cryptocurrency Mining Software on Your PC

Windows users are all too familiar with the concept of backdoor Trojans, malware, and ransomware. CowerSnail is a new type of backdoor Trojan which seems to share a lot of vulnerabilities with a previous type of ransomware designed to install cryptocurrency miners on Linux servers. This malware is coded in the Qt language, hinting at cross-OS compatibility. That is not the only aspect of CowerSnail making it unique. CowerSnail Backdoor …
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Security Researcher Publishes NSA Exploit Capable of Affecting Newer Windows Versions

Recent NSA exploits were partially responsible for multiple major ransomware outbreaks. In most cases, these NSA exploits could only be leveraged against older versions of the Windows operating system. It now appears that a security researcher has successfully made the ETERNALSYNERGY exploit applicable to newer versions of the popular OS. If researchers can make this happen, criminals could certainly do so as well. ETERNALSYNERGY Now Affects Newer Windows Versions Too The NSA …
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