Keylogger found in HP Audio Driver

An update to HP’s audio drivers released in 2015 introduced new diagnostic features. One of these is used to detect if a special key had been pressed or released. Except it seems this was poorly implemented, as the driver ultimately acted like a keylogger, capturing and procesing every single keypress. Read More @ TheNextWeb

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Malware cleanup

Malware and spyware are one of the most prevalent problems we encounter when working on our customer’s PCs.  Malwarebytes reports that from Jan 2016 to Nov 2016 malware found in the wild increased by 267%.  In the fourth quarter alone they cataloged nearly 400 variants of ransomware. With this increasing threat sometime antivirus and antimalware applications can’t keep up.  All it takes is for one malicious fake application or a tag-along with a free and otherwise safe application to be accidentally installed and before you know it you’re system is…

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Emergency Fix for Windows Anti-Malware Flaw Leads May’s Patch Tuesday

Emergency Fix for Windows Anti-Malware Flaw Leads May’s Patch Tuesday Adobe and Microsoft both issued updates today to fix critical security vulnerabilities in their software. Microsoft actually released an emergency update on Monday just hours ahead of today’s regularly scheduled “Patch Tuesday” (the 2nd Tuesday of each month) to fix a dangerous flaw present in most of Microsoft’s anti-malware technology that’s being called the worst Windows bug in recent memory. Read More @ KrebsOnSecurity

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