Software behemoth Microsoft appears to have finally reacted to the goading of British security expert Kevin Beaumont over the fact that the company plays host to malware on its OneDrive and Office365 platforms.
A British tech researcher, who quit working as a security threat analyst with Microsoft a few months back, has called on his former employer to act speedily to remove links to ransomware on its Office365 platform.
Ninety-five percent of 80 million ransomware samples detected by VirusTotal, a Google-owned database where samples can be uploaded to see which anti-virus engines can detect them, were Windows-based executables or dynamic link libraries [DLLs], a study shows.
Researchers from the Slovakian security firm ESET claim to have discovered a new malware family that targets systems that run Linux but have not yet discovered how the malware infects such systems.
A version of the CANVAS exploit platform, that can be used to test the vulnerability of computer systems or to break into remote systems using exploits that come along with it, has been leaked on the VirusTotal database and can now be accessed by all paid subscribers of the service.
A French researcher claims to have found a working exploit for the Spectre vulnerability on Linux systems on the VirusTotal database, the first such exploit to come to light since the flaw was made public by Intel back in 2018.
Hardly three months after a series of Mac computers, powered by new M1 chips, was launched, a security researcher has discovered malware written specifically for this platform.
Software giant Microsoft has warned that a flaw known as Zerologon is being actively exploited and urged users to patch their systems.
The number of blacklisted mobile apps in the 120-odd mobile stores, examined by security firm RiskIQ on a regular basis, grew from 44,850 to 53,955, a rise of 20%, the company said in its mobile threat report for the second quarter of the year.
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