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Month: December 2017

The Activity of the Mirai Botnet Increased after the Publication of a New Exploit

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment December 7, 2017

The activity of the IoT botnet Mirai again increased after the publication of the PoC exploit exploiting a vulnerability in the outdated models of the ZyXEL PK5001Z routers. This was reported by security researchers from the company Qihoo 360 Netlab. According to the report of the researchers, the exploit code was published on October 31, […]

HP Accused of Hidden Installation of Spyware

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment December 7, 2017

One of the largest hardware manufacturers, HP, was accused of installing spyware on users’ computers without their knowledge. In addition, users complain that the HP Touchpoint Analytics Service, designed to collect telemetry data from the analytical services of HP Touchpoint, slows down the device. For the first time about this software reported one of the […]

Fake Windows Troubleshooting Support Scam Uploads Screenshots and Uses Paypal

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment December 7, 2017

Malwarebytes security researcher Peter Arntz has discovered a new fraud scheme in which scammers use an error message and a fake Troubleshooter for Windows application (Paypal,Fraud Scheme) to trick the user into buying a non-existent Windows Defender Essentials software for $ 25. As a method of payment, users are encouraged to use PayPal, Bleeping Computer […]

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