Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#861 Crypto-ransomware attacks Windows 7 and later, scraps backward compatibility
How do you know that something has become very popular? Simple – when poorly-made knockoff versions start to hit the marketplace. Ransomware, it seems, has hit that point.

The writers behind the new ZCRYPT ransomware family have either scrapped support for Windows XP, or did a sloppy job in creating it. This new family only targets systems with newer versions of Windows, specifically Windows 7 and later. Is ZCRYPT deliberately cutting of older operating systems, or is it just poorly-written malware?
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#867 The impossible task of creating a “Best VPNs” list today
#866 Ransomware is working, and the cybercrooks know it
#865 Outlook and Hotmail flooded by spam
#864 Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY
#863 Out-of-the-box exploitation possible on PCs from top 5 OEMs
#862 Tor Browser 6.0: Ditches SHA-1 support, uses DuckDuckGo for default search results
#861 Crypto-ransomware attacks Windows 7 and later, scraps backward compatibility
#860 Millions of PCs ship with bloatware riddled with security flaws, say researchers
#859 Got $90,000? A Windows 0-Day could be yours
#858 Flaw in popular WordPress plug-in Jetpack puts over a million websites at risk
#857 SSL/TLS and PKI timeline
#856 Hackers find bugs, extort ransom and call it a public service
#855 SandJacking attack puts Apple iOS devices at risk to rogue apps
#854 PayPal to pull out of Turkey following license denial
#853 US court says no warrant needed for cellphone location data
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