HackDig : Dig high-quality web security articles

Signature update for Symantec Endpoint protection crashed many device

Symantec rolled out an intrusion prevention signature update for its Endpoint Protection product that has caused many devices to crash and display a so-called blue screen of death (BSOD). An intrusion prevention signature update for the Endpoint Protection product had a bad impact on the devices, in many cases it caused the devices to crash and display th
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:45 | Read:2167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security BSOD hacking news information securit

A weather app with a twist

Recently, a weather app caught our attention by doing something far worse than predicting rain all the time. It installed all the ingredients for a false Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) with a number to call for assistance. WeatherWizard As the app is bearing the same name as one comic book “super villain” this might have been a warning that there was something
Publish At:2016-02-04 05:45 | Read:5392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert bsod fake scam tech support scam

Avoid this BSoD Tech Support Scam

Way back in 2008, I wrote about a piece of Malware which took a prank Blue Screen of Death screensaver created by a security researcher, bundled it with Malware and unleashed it on the general public. While they sat looking in horror at the fake BSoD, rather nasty files were installing in the background. It was certainly inventive, but these days it’s
Publish At:2015-09-08 12:55 | Read:7952 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert bsod tech support scam windows error

Double Dipping: Nuclear exploit, fake BSOD, support scams

Double Dipping: Nuclear exploit, fake BSOD, support scams Posted by David Harley on July 31, 2015.Support scam articles are like buses: there’s nothing happening for months, then there are half a dozen at once. I’ve already mentioned in several places a burst of issues rela
Publish At:2015-07-31 17:20 | Read:5624 | Comments:0 | Tags:David Harley BSOD malwarebytes Nuclear support scams Virus B

TechSupportScams And The Blue Screen of Death

Many Windows users are familiar with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (AKA BSOD), which usually happens when the system crashes. The BSOD can occur for many reasons, for example when there is a memory access violation. To the end user, it usually means that they have lost all their work and that Windows might not be happy the next time it reboots. It is also
Publish At:2015-07-20 18:55 | Read:14886 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert bsod malware scam tech support windows

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Catch up with everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.Watch the top news in 60 seconds, and then check out the individual links to read in more detail.Monday 18 August 2014 Shark attack! Google wraps underwater cables in Kevlar-like vests H
Publish At:2014-08-26 02:00 | Read:4208 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Apple Data loss Facebook Featured Google iOS Law & o

SSCC161 - What do you mean, "Trade him for Edward Snowden"? [PODCAST]

Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 161 - August 20, 2014News, opinion, advice and research!Here's our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts and Naked Security writers Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.(Audio player above not working? Download the MP3, or listen on Soundcloud.)Stories covered in this episode of the Chet Chat[1'17"] Microsoft p
Publish At:2014-08-21 19:00 | Read:4110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Safari Data loss Featured Law & order Microsoft

ITsecurity Daily Briefing: 08/18/2014

ITsecurity Daily Briefing: 08/18/2014 The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday August 18, 2014.NewsPapers/ReportsWebThingsEventsM&AAlertsNewsHillary Clinton’s phone ‘hacked by German intelligence’“Hillary Clinton’s phone was hacked during her t
Publish At:2014-08-19 04:10 | Read:13089 | Comments:0 | Tags:News account takeover Bitcoin Blackphone Browlock BSOD Clint

Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday kernel update – MS14-045 can cause Blue Screen of Death

Microsoft has pulled one of its August 2014 Patch Tuesday updates.MS14-045, which fixes various security holes in the Windows kernel, can cause a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), thus forcing a reboot.Apparently, the BSoD is caused by incorrect handling of the Windows font cache file - and because that happens during boot-up, you end up stuck in a reboot loop.(Y
Publish At:2014-08-18 09:30 | Read:5005 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Microsoft Vulnerability Windows blue screen Blue Sc