Tech support scam alarms Chrome users

Feb 26, 2018 1:00:49 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february26security_a, browser, chrome, cyberthreat, Google, Mac, Malware, scam, Security, security, web, Windows

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With evolving technology comes evolving threats. Recently, a researcher revealed that a new type of scam freezes Google Chrome and tricks users into believing that their network security has been compromised. Little did they know that following instructions listed on the screen will lead to an actual security breach.

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Are hackers using your PC to mine Bitcoin?

Feb 22, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february22hardware_a, cryptocurrency, cryptojacking, cybersecurity, dark web, Hardware, hijack, Malware, processing power

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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero are so popular because they’re secure and potentially worth thousands of dollars. But investors and consumers aren’t the only ones interested in them. Hackers are using malicious tactics to steal cryptocurrency, and they’re doing it with something called cryptojacking.

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Ransomware is coming to your Android

Sep 7, 2017 1:00:42 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017september7android_a, Android, cybersecurity, data backups, Malware, mobile ransomware, ransomware

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Traditional ransomware like WannaCry has been explained a thousand ways on a thousand blogs. But one thing you may not have thought about is what ransomware would be like if it infected your mobile device. Read on to learn more.

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New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

Aug 30, 2017 1:00:58 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017august30security_a, locky, Malware, ransomware, Security, security, trojan

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In 2016, the Locky ransomware infected millions of users with a Microsoft Word file. It was eventually contained, and cyber security firms have since created protections to detect and block previous Locky variants. However, a similar malware is currently spreading worldwide and has so far infected tens of thousands of computers.

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Spyware has been infecting Macs for years

Aug 29, 2017 1:00:11 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017august29apple_a, Apple, fruitfly, Mac, Malware, security, Spyware

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While Macs have a reputation for being more secure than Windows PCs, they are far from immune. Over the past decade, a piece of malware designed to spy on its victims’ computers has remained unnoticed until quite recently. What’s worse is that security experts are still unsure about how the malware gets into Mac computers. Here’s everything we know so far.

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What you need to know about malware

Jul 28, 2017 1:00:20 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july28security_a, Adware, cyber security, cyber threats, Malware, ransomware, Security, Spyware, trojan

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You’ve all heard of viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. But did you know that they’re all types of malware? They’re all designed to ruin your digital life, but different types of malware put your computer at risk in different ways. Understanding what sets them apart can keep your business guarded.

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Old Mac malware gets a facelift

Jul 27, 2017 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july27apple_a, Apple, cybersecurity, macos, Malware, OS X, phishing

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In yet another sign that Apple computers are no longer being ignored by hackers, a successful piece of Windows-based malware has been rewritten for MacOS. Instead of encrypting data and holding it for ransom, OSX.Dok skips the extortion and simply steals your bank account information. Read on to learn what you can do to prevent an infection.

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CopyCat on the prowl for Android

Jul 21, 2017 1:00:53 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july21android_a, Android, android 5.0, android threats, copycat, cyber attack, google play protect, Malware

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New strains of malware are being developed every day. In fact, the number was nearly one million per day in 2015. With so many in existence, some have gone under the radar, as such is the case with CopyCat. So if you’re using any type of Android device, know that CopyCat likes to use its claws.

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Why Nyetya is more threatening than WannaCry

Jul 13, 2017 1:00:04 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july13security_a, cyber security, Malware, Microsoft, nyetya, ransomware, Security, wannacry

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The WannaCry ransomware, which infected 200,000 business globally and made over $100,000 in ransom payments, is said to be one of the worst cyber attacks in history. However, a new ransomware strain named Nyetya is shaping up to be a more formidable security threat. It has already affected businesses globally, and security firms and researchers believe it to be stealthier and more sophisticated than WannaCry.

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Why is Windows XP getting updates?

Jun 28, 2017 1:00:37 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june28windows_a, cybersecurity, Malware, Microsoft, nsa, ransomware, security patch, shadow brokers, update, wannacry, Windows, windows xp

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Microsoft products usually have an end-of-support date, where no more feature updates and security patches will be offered. However, earlier this month, Microsoft has released a security update for Windows XP, an operating system that has been unsupported since 2014. Although releasing a patch for an old system seems unusual, Microsoft does have its reasons.

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