Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#226 Locky, crypto-ransomware rides in on malicious Word document macro
Several security researchers have discovered a new type of malware that jumps onto the ransomware bandwagon, encrypting victims' files and then demanding a payment of half a bitcoin for the key. Named "Locky," the malware depends on a rather low-tech installation method to take root in a user's system: it arrives courtesy of a malicious macro in a Word document.
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#232 Boy arrested in Glasgow over alleged FBI computer hack
#231 Twitter admits to password recovery bug affecting thousands of users
#230 DLink DSL2750B firmware 1.01-3 - remote command execution no auth required
#229 Instagram bug could have allowed others to read your direct messages
#228 Instagram tightens security with 2factor authentication
#227 When phone verification and recycled numbers collide, Lyft leaks user data
#226 Locky, crypto-ransomware rides in on malicious Word document macro
#225 Google and WhatsApp chiefs back Apple in backdoor fight
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