STOP – don’t follow that link! [Phishing]

Here’s a typical email you might find in your inbox….. This looks totally legit, right? ¬† Except for the odd characters on the copyright line, everything looks in order. ¬†Even the “Amazon <OnlineService@update.com>” from address might not be a give-away to some. But wait, that “Verify My Account Information” link also doesn’t look so kosher if you hover your mouse …

2014 saw a huge increase in malware detection – 2015 may be worse

PandaLabs has released a report which details that malware detections in 2014 were double from the previous year and that the trend may indicate that 2015 will be even worse according to an article on BetaNews.com. They state “In total there were more than 75 million new malware samples detected, and Panda Security — the firm behind PandaLabs — recorded …

Your computer may have come with malware preinstalled

An interesting article on CNN’s Money site indicates that Lenovo, one of the most popular major manufacturers of computers, actually installed software on computers they sold which is classified as malicious software. While not exactly a virus, this software, called SuperFish, behaves badly by serving up advertisements based on your personal habits and information. Do you have it on your …

New computer ransomware malware doesn’t install to disk

There’s a new malware package that appears to only run in memory once you visit an exploited site. “Fessleak”, which was discovered by Invincea, is a Russian ransomware straight that loads directly into your system memory and is not dropped onto the disk drive. What this means is, it may circumvent many anti-virus pakcages. The source appears to be malicious …