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WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear sep
Publish At:2020-01-22 16:50 | Read:376 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat analysis 404Browlock 404error browlock browlocks Brow

Microsoft, Adobe Ship Critical Fixes

Microsoft today released security updates to fix almost a hundred security flaws in its various Windows operating systems and related software. One bug is so serious that Microsoft is issuing patches for it on Windows XP and other operating systems the company no longer officially supports. Separately, Adobe has pushed critical updates for its Flash and Shoc
Publish At:2017-06-13 16:05 | Read:3494 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Adobe Flash Player update June 2017 CVE-2017-8543 Edge

The HP EliteBook is Shipping – You Are Free to Safely Browse the Internet

As we announced in February, HP Sure Click begins shipping on the new HP EliteBook x360 starting today. This beauty not only has a secure BIOS but also offers secure browsing – security built-in, not bolted-on. With this launch, virtualization-based security goes completely mainstream, direct to the prosumer. We are so pleased to share the news that
Publish At:2017-04-18 20:30 | Read:4449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Company News End Users browsing Chrome Edge EliteBook x360 H

Welcome to Pwn2Own 2017 – Researchers hacked Adobe Reader, Edge, Ubuntu, and Safari

Pwn2Own 2017 is started, as usual, it is a great event to see hackers at work. In the first day, experts hacked Edge, Safari, Ubuntu, and Adobe Reader. Pwn2Own 2017 competition held in Vancouver (Canada) is started, as usual, it is a great event to see hackers at work. In the first day Bug bounty hunters have managed to hack Microsoft Edge, Safari, Ubuntu, a
Publish At:2017-03-17 14:25 | Read:4145 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Edge Pwn2Own 2017 Safari Trend Micro U

Microsoft: No More Pick-and-Choose Patching

Adobe and Microsoft today each issued updates to fix critical security flaws in their products. Adobe’s got fixes for Acrobat and Flash Player ready. Microsoft’s patch bundle for October includes fixes for at least five separate “zero-day” vulnerabilities — dangerous flaws that attackers were already exploiting prior to today
Publish At:2016-10-12 06:15 | Read:3440 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other adobe flash player Edge GDI+ internet explorer microso

Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Security Bugs

Adobe has pushed out a critical update to plug at least 52 security holes in its widely-used Flash Player browser plugin, and another update to patch holes in Adobe Reader. Separately, Microsoft released 11 security updates to fix vulnerabilities more than 40 flaws in Windows and related software. First off, if you have Adobe Flash Player Installed and haven
Publish At:2016-07-13 14:50 | Read:3421 | Comments:0 | Tags:Time to Patch adobe chrome Edge firefox Flash version 22.0.0

Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Updates

Microsoft today pushed out 13 security updates to fix at least 39 separate vulnerabilities in its various Windows operating systems and software. Five of the updates fix flaws that allow hackers or malware to break into vulnerable systems without any help from the user, save for perhaps visiting a hacked Web site. The bulk of the security holes plugged in th
Publish At:2016-03-11 07:20 | Read:3954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Time to Patch adobe flash player Adobe Reader Update Edge in

Microsoft Cracks Down on Toolbars, Unsigned DLLs with Edge Update

The security community rejoiced when Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would strip maligned extensions such as ActiveX and VB Script – often bullied in attacks – from its new Edge browser.Now the company claims a recent update to the browser prevents the loading of unsigned DLLs without consent, something that should make it more difficult for an
Publish At:2015-11-18 22:00 | Read:7038 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft DLLs Edge EdgeHTML13 malware Windows 10

November Patch Tuesday Brings 12 Bulletins, Four Critical

Microsoft today pushed out 12 bulletins as part of November’s Patch Tuesday, including four critical updates, all of which can lead to remote code execution.The update is rounded out by fixes for Windows, Lync, .NET, and Skype for Business, but there are two critical fixes that affect browsers on practically every build of Windows, Internet Explorer an
Publish At:2015-11-11 09:50 | Read:3714 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Vulnerabilities Edge Edge patches IE patches Inter

Regaining control over Edge

With the public introduction of Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge, we have noticed that quite a few people have run into this predicament: If Edge is set to start with the same tabs that were open when it was last closed (Previous pages), and you happened to get redirected to a site that locks up your browser (e.g. Browlock), there is no easy way to e
Publish At:2015-09-28 07:55 | Read:4236 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security AutoRecover browlock edge Pieter Arntz previ


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