Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have developed a method of decrypting files affected with the latest version of CryptXXX, a malware program that combines ransomware and information stealing capabilities.
The Petya ransomware now bundles a second file-encrypting program for cases where it cannot replace a computer's master boot record to encrypt its file table.
Adobe Systems has released a security update for Flash Player in order to fix a publicly known vulnerability, as well as 24 privately reported security flaws.
Two vulnerabilities recently patched in 7-Zip could put many software products and devices who bundle the open-source file archiving library at risk of compromise.
The IT department of the U.S. House of Representatives has blocked access to Yahoo Mail and the Google App Engine platform due to malware threats.
Adobe Systems is working on a patch for a critical vulnerability in Flash Player that hackers are already exploiting in attacks, but has released other security patches for Reader, Acrobat and ColdFusion.
Microsoft released patches for 51 vulnerabilities Tuesday, including one affecting Internet Explorer that hackers have exploited in targeted attacks against organizations in South Korea.
The U.K.'s National Crime Agency (NCA) failed in its attempt to use what critics described as a legal backdoor to force a suspected hacker to provide the decryption key for his data.
Over the past week security researchers have seen increasing attempts by hackers to find servers vulnerable to remote code execution vulnerabilities recently found in the ImageMagick Web server library.
Wireless networking device manufacturer Aruba Networks has fixed multiple vulnerabilities in its software that could, under certain circumstances, allow attackers to compromise devices.
Lenovo has fixed a vulnerability in its Lenovo Solution Center support tool that could allow attackers to execute code with system privileges and take over computers.
A vulnerability in an Android component shipped with phones that use Qualcomm chips puts users' text messages and call history at risk of theft.
Cisco Systems has fixed a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to take over TelePresence systems, as well as other high-severity flaws in Cisco FirePOWER and Adaptive Security Appliance devices.
Apple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool in order to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client.
All blogs hosted on Google's blogspot.com domain can now be accessed over an encrypted HTTPS connection.