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Why are Hospitals Easy Targets for Ransomware?

Ransomware, a vicious form of malware which locks up files, programs or even entire computer systems and prevents users from accessing them until a ransom is paid, has been a growing problem for all manner of consumers and businesses in recent years. One type of business that has been hit hard by ransomware attacks recently […]

New Threat Can Auto-Brick Apple Devices

If you use an Apple iPhone, iPad or other iDevice, now would be an excellent time to ensure that the machine is running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — version 9.3.1. Failing to do so could expose your devices to automated threats capable of rendering them unresponsive and perhaps forever useless. Full Story: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/04/new-threat-can-auto-brick-apple-devices/

Is your ISP hijacking your DNS traffic?

The answer to above question used to be difficult. You had to be an expert to find out the answer. In fact, most people don’t even care. Playing with dnstraceroute tool (see on GitHub), I noticed it is a common practice for service providers to hijack and redirect DNS traffic to their local DNS servers. […]

Badlock Bug

On April 12th, 2016 Badlock, a crucial security bug in Windows andSamba was disclosed. Samba 4.4.2, 4.3.8 and 4.2.11 Security Releases are available. Please update your systems. We are pretty sure that there will be exploits soon. Engineers at Microsoft and the Samba Team worked together during the past months to get this problem fixed. […]

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