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Restore files that were encrypted by Thanatos malware

Thanatos is a ransomware variant that has been distributed using malware campaigns over the past few months. Attack vectors include distribution through chat rooms on the Discord chat platform but also through […]

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Google launches VirusTotal Monitor

Google announced the new paid VirusTotal service VirusTotal Monitor today designed to provide customers with daily reports for files uploaded to the service. One of the core goals of VirusTotal Monitor is […]

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Malwarebytes' acquisition of Windows Firewall Control maker Binisoft

Security firm Malwarebytes announced last month on May 24, 2018, that it acquired the privately held Romanian company Binisoft, best know for its Windows Firewall Control security product. Windows Firewall Control is […]

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A look at Malwarebytes 3.5.1

I have to admit that I did not really use Malwarebytes all that much anymore on my Windows machines after the release of version 3.0 of the application. Core reasons were super […]

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Here comes the next Spectre vulnerability (Spectre V4 CPU)

If you thought that you are done patching your devices against Meltdown or Spectre exploits, you might want to reconsider. Patches for some hardware configurations and operating systems were released by Microsoft, […]

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Test Windows Defender Antivirus (or other security software)

Windows Defender Antivirus is the default security application for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. Like Windows Firewall, it may not offer the best protection or functionality, but it is there to […]

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Spectre Next Generation vulnerabilities affect Intel processors

Intel is facing another wave of reported security issues that affect the company's processors. The vulnerabilities, called Spectre Next Generation or Spectre NG, have not been disclosed publicly yet. A report on […]

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Virustotal launches Android Sandbox Droidy

Google owned Virustotal announced the launch of the Android sandbox Droidy today which replaced the Android sandbox environment that the service used since 2013. Google acquired Virustotal in 2012 and the service […]

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VeraCrypt 1.22 encryption software update released

VeraCrypt 1.22 is a new version of the popular cross-platform encryption software that parent company Idrassi established as the primary unofficial successor of the encryption software TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt development ended under mysterious […]

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Interactive Malware Analysis Tool Any.Run launches

Any.Run, an interactive malware analysis tool based in Russia opened its doors to the public yesterday. A free community version is available at the time which allows anyone to register an account […]

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Malwarebytes 3.4.4 update released

Malwarebytes, maker of the security software of the same name, released Malwarebytes 3.4.4 for the Microsoft Windows operating system yesterday. The new version is the first stable release for Windows in 2018. […]

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Windows Firewall Control Tips

Windows Firewall Control is a standalone program for Microsoft Windows PCs that extends the functionality of the built-in Windows Firewall and improves manageability significantly. A free version is provided but you need […]

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Check your passwords against the Pwned Passwords database

Is a password that you use actively to protect an account secure? The question is difficult to answer as it depends on your definition of secure. Secure can mean, among other things, […]

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Adobe Flash 0-Day Vulnerability APSA18-01

Adobe released the security advisory¬†APSA18-01 for Flash Player that confirms a critical security vulnerability in Flash Player 28.0.0.137 and earlier. Flash Player 28.0.0.137 is the most recent version of the program which […]

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TrendMicro Ransom Buster: Windows ransomware protection

TrendMicro Ransom Buster is a standalone program for Microsoft Windows devices to protect data on the device against all forms of ransomware. TrendMicro states that Ransom Buster is free for a limited […]

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Find out if your browser is vulnerable to Spectre attacks

Web browsers are the main target for attacks targeting the recently disclosed Spectre vulnerability. For home systems, one could argue that web browsers are the major attack vector. Why? Because browsers connect […]

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VirusTotal Graph visualizes scans and shows IP connections

VirusTotal Graph is a new feature of the popular virus scanning service that visualizes the relationship between files, URLs, domains and IP addresses of analyzed data sets. Virustotal is a handy service […]

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Avast releases machine-code decompiler RetDec

Computer security heavyweight Avast released its machine-code decompiler RetDec as an open source tool to the public recently. The company worked on RetDec for seven years, and released the decompiler "to help […]