The malware ‘Locker’ demands a payment of $150 to restore files. However, researchers are working on a universal decryption software to defeat this malware and help victims get their files back without paying the fee. Read more from BBC about Locker.
That 40% you save on softwareCould Cost You
Everyone loves a bargain. But that too-good-to-be-true price on the latest software could end up costing you time, money and business.
Using pirated softwareputs your data and privacy at risk
Pirated software often includes malicious code that swipes your financial and personal data, and can even activate your webcam.
33% of software is counterfeitand the malware market is $114 billion
A malware investigation conducted by IDC and commissioned by Microsoft alleges 33% of software is counterfeit and sizes the malware market at $114 billion.
The Chinese government is asking Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP to stop a potentially large security threat. China has a software piracy rate of 77%, which is one of the worst in the world. Read more from The Register about China’s desire to keep support for Windows XP.
Cyber criminals are attacking Adobe ColdFusion by installing Internet Information Services (IIS) to steal information entered by users in Web forms. Even if Secure Sockets Layer is being used to protect the user and the server, the malware can still steal personal information. Read about Adobe’s response to this vulnerability from Computer World.
Hackers are obtaining authentication credentials to sign their own programs typically containing malware, which makes these fakes programs look real. Computer World explains the impact of these fake certification codes.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs, especially AutoCAD can be an easy target for malware as many programs are not routinely updated. Although this type of malware is not prevalent, all AutoCAD users should be aware of the problem and take active steps to stop it. Read more about protecting your AutoCAD designs from Tech Republic.