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Skype virus 2021 Removal

What is Skype virus
Skype virus refers to malicious software that is distributed via the call/messaging program Skype. Programs like Skype have long since been popular among malicious actors when it comes to malware distribution, and it has been an issue for many years now. Most commonly, the way the so-called Skype viruses work is users receive a message from their…

Cybersecurity news headlines for December 2020

In the last edition of cybersecurity news headlines for 2020, we report on the SolarWinds hack which could have potentially dire long-term consequences, a cyber attack on EU’s regulatory body responsible for approving COVID-19 vaccines in Europe, and Norway claiming Russian hackers are responsible for the Parliament cyberattack in August 2020.

Did You Save Your Password on a Public Computer? You must delete it

Using publicly accessible computers is always risky, primarily because you have no way of knowing who used them before you and what they did with them. This is why users are recommended to only use public computers for basic browsing and not for personal use, such as logging into social media, email, or online bank accounts. The computer could easily…

Cybersecurity news headlines for November 2020

November’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines reports on a ransomware attack on US’s largest fertility network, more than 300,000 Spotify accounts hacked using credentials stuffing, the most popular passwords of 2020, and a data leak that exposed personal information of 16 million COVID-19 patients in Brazil. In no particular order, here’s what made the biggest news in cybersecurity in November,…

Detected a virus that is extremely dangerous for Android phones: there are practically no ways to protect yourself

The DoNot APT group, known for their attacks on Pakistani government officials and Kashmiri non-profit organizations, has started using Google’s own infrastructure to deliver their malicious payloads. Researchers at Cisco Talos have uncovered a new Android malware named DoNot Firestarter, which is being controlled using Google’s Firebase Cloud Messaging (Google FCM) infrastructure. According to the researchers, victims are tricked into…