Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#997 Ransomware a two-year nightmare in the making
The scourge of ransomware over the past two years has been impressive – and not in a good way. The number of frustrated computer users locked out of their PCs is at an all-time high with no signs of the ransomware epidemic relenting.

According to security experts, the last two years have seen an astounding growth in the number of people encountering ransomware. Between April 2015 and March 2016 the number of users hit by ransomware rose 17.7 percent worldwide compared to the prior year, according a new report by Kaspersky Lab.

The in-depth report reveals that tactics have changed significantly for ransomware criminals with crypto ransomware now the dominant strain of ransomware versus Windows blocker ransomware, where a user is blocked from accessing their OS or web browser via a pop-up window.
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#1006 Apple’s official statement on why the iOS 10 kernel is not encrypted
#1005 WordPress security update patches two dozen flaws
#1004 Unpatched remote code execution flaw exists in Swagger
#1003 Let’s Encrypt celebrates big HTTPS milestone
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#1001 McAfee Labs: Threats Report (PDF)
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#999 Firm pays $950,000 penalty for using WiFi signals to secretly track phone users
#998 Advantech patches WebAccess remote code execution flaws
#997 Ransomware a two-year nightmare in the making
#996 Nuclear, Angler exploit kit activity has disappeared
#995 Patched libarchive vulnerabilities have big reach
#994 154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more
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