Showtime Caught Mining Cryptocurrency With Viewers’ PCs

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Malware? Nope, Showtime apparently intended to do this by integrating the Coinhive mining API.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256547-showtime-caught-mining-cryptocurrency-viewers-pcs?source=Computing

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Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month

Malware has been detected within Piriform’s CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month.

The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256000-hackers-hid-malware-ccleaner-nearly-month?source=Computing

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3 best free anti-virus software to protect your computer

Malware and viruses are as old as the personal computer – and as enduring. Here’s a few free programs that provide good protection.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/27/3-best-free-anti-virus-software-to-protect-your-computer.html

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Nasty Mac malware can control your webcam and record everything you type

Apple’s Macs are a lot less susceptible to malware and virus attacks than their Windows-based counterparts, but they’re not malware-proof.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/25/nasty-mac-malware-can-control-your-webcam-and-record-everything-type.html

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New CIA Leak Reveals Tool That Can Track Computers via Wi-Fi

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The latest CIA tool revealed online is rather straightforward — malware that tracks a device’s physical location. However, it doesn’t need GPS, just Wi-Fi.

The post New CIA Leak Reveals Tool That Can Track Computers via Wi-Fi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251840-new-cia-leak-reveals-tool-can-track-computer-via-wi-fi?source=Computing

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E-Cigarettes Can Be Used to Hack Computers, Could Encourage Them to Start Smoking

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E-cigarettes aren’t just an alternative to smoking — they’re also a way to run malware on a PC or potentially destroy it altogether.

The post E-Cigarettes Can Be Used to Hack Computers, Could Encourage Them to Start Smoking appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250997-e-cigarettes-can-used-hack-computers-encourage-start-smoking?source=Computing

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248593-best-malware-removal?source=Computing

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WannaCry surprisingly avoided old versions of Microsoft's Windows

Though WannaCry was one of the most serious malware attacks ever, some old Windows systems surprisingly eluded infection, according to a new report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/wannacry-surprisingly-avoided-old-versions-microsofts-windows.html

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New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users

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Mac malware discovered that can snap screenshots and use your webcam.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243060-new-mac-malware-discovered-using-antique-code-spy-users?source=Computing

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New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

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New malware is forcing Internet users to mine a new cryptocurrency. Worse — it could infect your smartphone.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/241021-malware-cryptocurrency-mining-zcash?source=Computing

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Odinaff Trojan Targets Banks, Financial Firms Worldwide


Symantec on Tuesday reported on a malware campaign that has targeted financial organizations worldwide for the past 10 months. Dubbed “Trojan.Odinaff,” it has infiltrated the banking, securities, trading and payroll sectors, as well as organizations that provide them with support services. Odinaff is used in the first stage of an attack, to get a foothold into a network. It provides a persistent presence, and lets users install additional tools onto the target network, Symantec explained.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83987.html?rss=1

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Sophisticated 'ProjectSauron' malware hid, undetected, for years

Security researchers have identified a complex malware dubbed “ProjectSauron” that hid, undetected, within a number of organizations for five years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/09/sophisticated-projectsauron-malware-hid-undetected-for-years.html

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How to install and run Mac apps that don't come from the Mac App Store

Article Image Apple has introduced a number of features designed to protect users from malware in OS X, but these tools occasionally go too far when trying to save people from themselves.

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New malware can infect iPhones without requiring a jailbreak

The iPhone is generally safer than Android when it comes to malware infections though Apple’s smartphone isn’t impervious to such threats.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/18/new-malware-can-infect-iphones-without-requiring-jailbreak.html

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'AceDeceiver' malware secretly installs malicious apps onto iOS devices

Article Image A new form of iOS malware, nicknamed “AceDeceiver,” can infect people without relying on an enterprise certificate or attacking jailbroken devices, security firm Palo Alto Networks revealed on Wednesday.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/4e4fedd7/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C160C0A30C160Cacedeceiver0Emalware0Esecretly0Einstalls0Emalicious0Eapps0Eonto0Eios0Edevices/story01.htm

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Don't open that attachment from your office scanner

Malware makes its way to computers in many ways, but one of the most common methods is by tricking users into opening email attachments that seem to have come from a friend, relative or other trustworthy sender.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/12/dont-open-that-attachment-from-your-office-scanner.html

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