Rootpipe — Critical Mac OS X Yosemite Vulnerability Allows Root Access Without Password

A Swedish Security researcher has discovered a critical vulnerability in Apple’s OS X Yosemite that gives hackers the ability to escalate administrative privileges on a compromised machine, and allows them to gain the highest level of access on a machine, […]

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AVAST: 5 steps to keep your SMB data protected

When Edward Snowden came forward in May 2013, accusing the world’s largest intelligence service of spying on US allies, people, and private companies, it became evident that electronic data is quite vulnerable. This major event even caused Russian and German […]

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AVAST Blog: What is the Bash bug, and how do I prevent my systems from being Shellshocked?

Working in the same way as SQL injection, Shellshock allows users to insert Bash (a Unix-based command processor, or shell) commands into a server via a web form or similar method, and exploits the very nature of environment variable handling, […]

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Free service helps CryptoLocker victims to recover files

Ransomware is a particularly nasty piece of malware that takes infected machines hostage. CryptoLocker was successful at garnering multi-millions in ransom payments the first two months of CryptoLocker’s distribution, according to a recent blog by FireEye regarding the takeover of […]

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Hackers exploiting Internet Explorer to expose security flaws on a huge scale

Hackers and cybercriminals are using flaws in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to search computers to discover what kinds of security software they are running and how to take control of them, security researchers claim. The exploits are allowing digital reconnaissance to […]

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avast! blog: Should small and medium-sized businesses be worried about PoS attacks?

One of the most dangerous places in America is your local retailer. Before you leave the building with your purchases, you run the risk of having your identity stolen. No doubt you recall the 2013 security breaches at Target, Michael’s, […]

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