7 Free Bootable Antivirus Disks to Clean Malware From Your PC

One of my best kept secrets when I used to clean up folks PCs… still dunno how much I trust Kapersky and their ties to the Russian government

Your antivirus or antimalware suite keeps your system clean. At least, it does most of the time. Security programs are better than ever, but some malware still squeezes through the gaps. There is also the other common issue: the human touch. Where there is a human, there is a chance for malware to slip through. Continue reading

Your Android Phone Can Get Hacked Just By Playing This Video

Boy the malware creators are gettin good… but this why you don’t just open videos and crap people send you.. EVEN people you know cuz they don’t know shit about tech

Are you using an Android device?
Beware! You should be more careful while playing a video on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from the Internet or received through email.
That’s because, a specially crafted innocuous-looking video file can compromise your Android smartphone—thanks to a critical remote code execution vulnerability that affects over 1 billion devices running Android OS between version 7.0 and 9.0 (Nougat, Oreo, or Pie). Continue reading

How to See if Zoom Is Running a Secret Web Server on Your Mac (and Remove It)

Wow…a Mac app that acts like a virus lol Who’da thunk it… I kid I kid I like teasing the Cult of Apple folks….

Zoom, a popular video-conferencing application, is in hot water today. The Mac version runs a secret web server in the background—even after you uninstall it!—that can be used to reinstall Zoom and even turn on your video camera.

If you’re wondering whether you’re affected—maybe you’re not sure if someone has ever installed Zoom on your Mac and then uninstalled it—here’s how to check. Continue reading

Watch Out! Microsoft Spotted Spike in Astaroth Fileless Malware Attacks

Don’t click questionable links…. hell just get a Chromebook lol

Security researchers at Microsoft have released details of a new widespread campaign distributing an infamous piece of fileless malware that was primarily being found targeting European and Brazilian users earlier this year.
Dubbed Astaroth, the malware trojan has been making the rounds since at least 2017 and designed to steal users’ sensitive information like their credentials, keystrokes, and other data, without dropping any executable file on the disk or installing any software on the victim’s machine. Continue reading

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

Folks should know by now China ain’t playing with nobody and certainly not playing fair…

Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders into the Xinjiang region, where authorities are conducting a massive campaign of surveillance and oppression against the local Muslim population, are being forced to install a piece of malware on their phones that gives all of their text messages as well as other pieces of data to the authorities, a collaboration by Motherboard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the German public broadcaster NDR has found. Continue reading

Mobdro Android Streaming App Pushes Wi-Fi Password Stealing Malware

Ruh roh…. I didn’t use it much anyway but bye bye Mobdro…. better safe than sorry….

Mobdro is an Android streaming app that many uses as an alternative to the Kodi app but comes with much less credibility. In spite that fact, and due to its pirate-friendly nature and widespread support for devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, and many Android OS versions, Mobdro has grown in popularity, enjoying a significant userbase nowadays. However, a report from “Digital Citizens” puts fuel in the fire of distrust, as Mobdro was found by researchers to be amongst shady applications that push Wi-Fi network credentials, malware stealers. Continue reading

Office Depot rigged PC malware scans to sell unneeded $300 tech support


That’s even worse than the Geek Squad and their BS….. and folks acted like I was overcharging them when I did waaaaaaaaay more than most paid for lol smh

Office Depot and a partner company tricked customers into buying unneeded tech support services by offering PC scans that gave fake results, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Consumers paid up to $300 each for unnecessary services. Continue reading

What Is Mylobot Malware? How It Works and What to Do About It

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This is a doozy right here…. be on your shit!

Cybersecurity is a constant battleground. In 2017, security researchers discovered some 23,000 new malware specimens per day (that’s 795 per hour).

While that headline is shocking, it turns out that the majority of these specimens are variants of the same malware type. They just have slightly different code that each creates a “new” signature.

Every now and then, though, a truly new malware strain bursts onto the scene. Mylobot is one such example: it’s new, highly sophisticated, and gathering momentum. Continue reading

How to Stop Sites From Harvesting Cryptocurrency From You

If you didn’t know, now u do…

Full Article at Wired

Your browser might be doing someone else’s dirty work behind your back, mining cryptocurrency for malicious individuals using your desktop or laptops to create the digital currency, which can potentially be exchanged for real cash. According to Wired, hackers have found a way to inject Javascript-based cryptocurrency mining software into compromised sites, borrowing your processing power (and slowing down your computer) to generate the cryptocurrency Monero without the approval of the site or its visitors. Luckily, there are some ways to stop the dirty tactic without resorting to staying off the Internet for good. Continue reading