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How Spora ransomware tries to fool antivirus

Spora ransomware first detected in January is back with a new technique that attempts to confuse and bypass antivirus products and email filters, SophosLabs researchers have discovered. 930 more words

Security Threats

The Morning Dump - June 26th

What did Amazon develop now for drones? The Morning Dump – BI

Morning Dump

why malware loves auto login (and why you shouldn't)

Whenever I talk to people about the dangers of having their mac set to login automatically without requiring a password, I’m often waved away as an old worryguts. 1,428 more words


ZDNet: Microsoft says 'no known ransomware' runs on Windows 10 S — so we tried to hack it

ZDNet: Microsoft says ‘no known ransomware’ runs on Windows 10 S — so we tried to hack it. “The software giant announced the version of Windows earlier this year as the flagship student-focused operating system to ship with its newest Surface Laptop. 82 more words

Security & Legal Issues

Ransomware revisited – is it really the worst sort of malware? [PODCAST]

Here’s last Friday’s Security SOS Week podcast, right here #ICYMI.

In this episode: Is ransomware really the worst sort of cyberattack you can experience? Or is it more of a “worst among equals,” given all the other sorts of malware out there too? 83 more words


How the CIA hacks computers that aren't even connected to the internet

Air-gapped computers are supposed to be ultra-secure PCs that can’t be infected with malware that spreads with the help of the internet. That’s because of these computers, often connected to sensitive machines, aren’t also connected to the internet. 271 more words


Part 1-1: Basic Static Techniques

Table of Contents

  • Antivirus Scanning: A Useful First Step
  • Hashing: A Fingerprint for Malware
  • Finding Strings
  • Packed and Obfuscated Malware
    • Packing Files
    • Detecting Packers with PEiD…
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