Spyware news http://www.2-spyware.com/news Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:27:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 The threat of the year: Cryptolocker http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5177.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5177.html#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:27:17 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5177.html cryptolocker-warning.png

It seems that its time to announce the threat of the year! Virus that can be found in almost every security forum or a virus-related website is Cryptolocker. According to the data of the last 14 months, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complain Center (IC3) received 992 Cryptolocker-related complaints from affected companies and PC users. According to […]]]>
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iPad and iPhone users are tricked by fake warning that locks their Safari and asks $80 for fix http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5168.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5168.html#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:29:25 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5168.html ios-scam.jpg

If you are the owner of an iPad and iPhone, please read this story very carefully. We want to warn you about the latest scam, which has been spreading in the US and Great Britain for some time. The main thing that you have to do for protecting yourself is to ignore the misleading warning […]]]>
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Selfies to replace passwords in MasterCard transactions http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5162.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5162.html#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:17:21 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5162.html mastercard.png

MasterCard has announced that it is launching a pilot program that will help the shoppers by ensuring safer transactions. This will be achieved by shoppers taking photos of themselves. This new program is based on biometric authentication methods like voice recognition, cardiac rhythm or facial identification. Ajay Bhalla, President of enterprise safety and security at […]]]>
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Oracle has decided to displace Ask with Yahoo! in Java updates http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5156.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5156.html#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:53:58 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5156.html bn-jb929_yahooj_g_20150624170720.jpg

For many years, Oracle has been blamed for filling crucial Java updates with Ask Toolbar. This way, Ask search provider has been increasing the number of its users on a daily basis. If you have never heard about ‘bundling’ before, then, of course, you are a lucky person because you haven’t encountered with a deceptive […]]]>
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WhatsApp is the worst at protecting users’ privacy http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5118.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5118.html#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:15:00 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5118.html whatsapp.jpg

If you are looking for an app that is could track you, could collect specific data and then could share it according to its needs, you should download WhatsApp. In fact, we believe that the biggest part of those who will read this article are among those 800 million active users who have already downloaded it […]]]>
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How much cash could cybercriminals make from viruses? http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5114.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5114.html#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:32:04 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5114.html cryptlocker-1.jpg

As you can imagine, viruses as invented for making the money. However, have you ever tried to figure out how much money can these bad guys, who are responsible for creating them, make? According to the new study of a well known security company Trustwave, hackers can earn as much as 1,500% after investing in ransomware. Keep in mind […]]]>
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Adwares and browser hijackers are now in the second place among malwares http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5112.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5112.html#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 13:48:03 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5112.html adware.jpg

The first half of 2015 can be called the time of adwares and browser hijackers. Security experts have already revealed that adware and hijackers have become the second among malwares, while in the end of 2013 they were only in the fifth place and in the end of 2012 – in the seventh! Trojans can still be called the most popular threats […]]]>
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A new wave of Cryptolocker has just showed up! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5097.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5097.html#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 14:54:42 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5097.html cryptolocker-1.jpg

As the latest announcement of PC security experts claims, people should expect a new wave of Cryptolocker. At the moment of writing, you are at the biggest risk of getting infected with this threat (or other its variants) if you live in Australia and Europe. However, even if you live in USA or Far East countries, you should […]]]>
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Superfish, Delta Homes and JollyWallet were the most popular ad injectors in 2014 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5092.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5092.html#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 14:04:52 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5092.html ads-google.png

According to the latest Google study, in 2014, 5.5% of its users saw malicious ads during their browsing. This is equal to tens of millions of vulnerable uses who might have been involved to such dangerous activities as data theft, hijacked search queries and installed malware. The additional results of the study, which has also involved the University of California, […]]]>
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Will Rombertik malware try to destroy your computer? We don’t think so! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5087.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5087.html#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 13:43:19 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5087.html rombertik.jpeg

Several days ago one virus received much more attention than other ones. If you haven’t noticed anything unusual, we will have to give you the name of it. This threat is called Rombertik. Why people have been overreacting when discussing about it? The most important thing that was escalated is that, according to the most of posts that can be […]]]>
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Why do I need backup and what options do I have for that? http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5073.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5073.html#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:45:40 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5073.html backup.jpeg

Months after months, security experts have been reporting that ransomware cases are growing at a steady rate and that there is no chance that hackers will stop distributing these viruses. If you have never heard about ransomware, then you should remember the main thing – after infecting the system, such threat can easily encrypt your […]]]>
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Authorities announce about the takedown of Simda Botnet http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5068.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5068.html#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:14:37 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5068.html botnet.jpg

It seems that today we can feel much safer than we were one week before. Why are we saying this? That’s because of the latest Interpol announcement that reports about the takedown of Simda botnet. It is known that this takedown operation involved Interpol,Microsoft, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Dutch National High Tech Crime […]]]>
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Newly designed ransomware starts spreading in Russian-speaking countries http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5063.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5063.html#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:28:25 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5063.html crypvault-russian.jpg

Normally, ransomware-type virus infiltrates computer, scans the system and then encrypts such files as documents, images and databases. For decrypting these files, victim has to enter a special key that can be received only by paying a ransom. However, several days ago researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new type of crypto-ransomware, which is […]]]>
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Threatening truth about Vawtrak malware http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5052.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5052.html#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:04:57 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5052.html banking-trojan.jpg

It seems that today everyone is discussing about Vawtrak or Neverquest. If you have no idea what this virus can be used for and how does it spread, this article is just for you. The main reason why we decided to write about this malware is its increased distribution rate. It is known that this […]]]>
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Adware in Apple Mac OS X? Yes, it’s possible! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5044.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5044.html#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:31:58 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5044.html mac-ads.png

Steadily, year by year, adware-type programs have been bothering Windows users. After being installed in a bundle with third-party downloads, they have been interrupting people with annoying pop-up ads, in-text links, banner ads and other commercial content. It should be mentioned that such applications are not considered malicious. Nevertheless, security experts recommend avoiding them. It seems that […]]]>
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Beware!!! Ransomware threats have just started their second round! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5023.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5023.html#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:43:13 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5023.html critroni.jpg

You may have heard about a seriously dangerous ransomware, which is called FBI virus. This threat has been spreading around as an official notification from various governmental authorities, such as FBI, Police Central e-crime Unit, etc. After blocking the entire PC system this fake warning starts claiming that victim has to pay a fine for the […]]]>
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What should be known after the end of Windows 7 Mainstream Support? http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5015.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5015.html#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:01:08 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post5015.html windows-7.jpg

You may have already heard about the end of Windows 7 mainstream support. What does it mean for a typical PC user? As this Windows platform is known to be one of the most popular ones (it is believed that almost 56.26 percent of global PCs are still using it) we decided to dedicate some […]]]>
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4 dangerous methods used by hackers that may turn your Christmas into hell http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4986.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4986.html#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:23:50 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4986.html christmas-security.jpg

Christmas is just around the corner, so we believe that there are thousands of people who are surfing thru online stores right know. If you are also one of those who are looking for presents that could please their darling ones, then you should do this very carefully. Believe us, we say so for a […]]]>
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ESET joins Facebook to help it in a fight against malware http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4967.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4967.html#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:08:41 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4967.html facebook-security.jpg

Anti-malware protection is a seriously important thing that was underestimated for years. If you have also been thinking that antivirus is the only tool that you need for keeping your PC safe, you were wrong. In reality, there are lots of viruses that can be eliminated only with a help of anti-malware.. The importance of […]]]>
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Using expired anti-spyware can be as dangerous as having no anti-spyware! http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4939.html http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4939.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:54:11 +0000 http://www.2-spyware.com/news/post4939.html update.jpg

We have been saying for ages that you should always keep your anti-spyware up-to-date. No matter how insignificant it seems, it can easily save your time that you might need when trying to fix your infected computer. Of course, money is also a great factor because there are lots of viruses that can’t be eliminated […]]]>
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