Don’t Pony Up Your Data to Fareit

Fareit, also known as Pony, is a data stealing Trojan that can decrypt or unlock passwords for over 110 different applications, including VPN, FTP, email, instant messaging, web browsers and much more. It is also capable of stealing a victim’s bitcoin wallets. Once it has collected its victim's data, Fareit uploads these stolen credentials to a remote Command and Control (C2) server the criminal has access to. Fareit is very dangerous because its infection on a computer can make the device part of a botnet, allowing the malware to use it to infect other devices.

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DNS Firewall: What Is It & Why Should You Have One?

What's DNS? 

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Sweeten Your Security with Honey

 

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“Book of Eli” malware

Africa-me.com and afkinsider.com recently reported that several African countries are amongst the most targeted countries by malware attacks and cyber criminals. One can speculate that these attack trends are motivated by relatively low user awareness to cyber security practices in these regions.

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Security Update - 11/10/2016

Three new allow lists were added to the ThreatSTOP Policy Builder. The following allow lists can be found under the “Allow” tab in the “Inbound Attacks (Servers)” category:

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New threat, old malware

After the recent major DDoS attacks on large entities such as KrebsOnSecurity and DYN by the Mirai botnet, a known threat on IoT devices, IRCTelnet, has returned and is a big concern for both users and researchers alike as it could prove to be just as far-reaching as the recent DDoS attacks.

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How secure are home robots?

A few of these potential security risks for home robots might seem a bit far-fetched, but Tom Byrnes, the CEO of malware protection company ThreatSTOP, says it’s too easy to assume a home robot (or a more “professional” bot used in a corporate setting) is impenetrable.

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Mirai – Don’t be one of the millions!

On September 20th, the widely read security blog, Krebs On Security, was targeted by a massive DDoS attack that was powered by the Mirai botnet. The same malware was deemed responsible for the Dyn attack on October 21st by Flashpoint.

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Tom Byrnes quoted in Newsweek: CLINTON AND CYBERSECURITY: HAS SHE LEARNED FROM HACKS AND WIKILEAKS DUMPS?

“My kids do a better job at securing their Minecraft server than what was being done by Clinton and her staff,” says Tom Byrnes, founder and CEO of network security firm ThreatStop in Carlsbad, California. “These are supposedly smart people who have very clearly been briefed on matters of basic digital hygiene they just didn’t follow. It’s scary.”

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ThreatSTOP 4.06 - New Ransomware Targets added

ThreatSTOP 4.06 release includes:

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3 reasons businesses are getting worse at cybersecurity

ThreatSTOP VP of Product Management, Joe Dalquist, quoted in an article on iMeetCentral.

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