ASUS Updater Issue

It has been broadly reported in the technical press that the ASUS automatic updating software for its PC's has been infiltrated by malware and has been widely distributed to ASUS PC's and Laptops. I personally think this is a storm in a tea cup, as the details of this imply that only 600 PC's would... Continue Reading →

Guidance on Backing up your Data

Let me ask you a simple question. If your primary computer (e.g. Laptop, Tablet, Phone) were irrecoverably lost, could you get back all the data that you consider valuable that is stored on this device? If the answer is either 'I don't know', or 'No', you don't have an adequate disaster recovery and/or backup plan.... Continue Reading →

UPDATE – WinRAR ACE Format Vulnerability

UPDATE 23 March 2019 ... More than 100 exploits have been discovered that are exploiting the WinRAR vulnerability. Two such attacks involve: A bootlegged copy of Ariana Grande’s hit album “Thank U, Next” with a file name of “​Ariana_Grande-thank_u,_next(2019)_[320].rar ​” that is currently only being detected as malware by 11 security products, whereas 53 antivirus... Continue Reading →

Removing Malicious Apps from Android

Over the past few weeks cyber researchers have discovered a number of apps in the Android Play Store that were infected with a form of Adware that had the nasty capability of hiding itself from the app list. The AdWare, which security firm Check Point calls “SimBad,” creates a backdoor and allows its creator to... Continue Reading →

Thunderbolt Vulnerability

This is a bit technical, so I will try to explain it in simple language that most people can understand, and if you want to read the technical detail I will post a link to the research at the end of this blog post. A lot of PC's and Laptops (Windows, Mac's and Linux based... Continue Reading →

WinRAR ACE Format Vulnerability

For anyone using the WinRAR unpacker/archive software, I suggest you do an update ASAP! A vulnerability was discovered in the ACE archive format that allowed for a very old (19 years) "Absolute Path Traversal" bug that could be leveraged to execute malware on the infected system. This was delivered using a specially crafted ACE archive... Continue Reading →

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