Malware is any software application which subverts the will of the legitimate owner of a computer, by means of force or subterfuge, with or without personal or monetary gain on the part of the creator.

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Hardening Javascript in respect to Javascript Malware/Ransomeware like Ransome32

Are there any methods or standards to harden Javascript implementations to help reduce/remediate the the risks associated with Javascript malware like the Ransom32 or other types of Javascript attacks?...
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Is CryptoLocker part of the TeslaCrypt ransomware family?

I'm readin a Microsoft report examining the most prevalent ransomware families as of recent. On the news, I've heard of CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and TeslaCrypt, but I don't see any of them ...
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Host process for windows services network activity between other computer on same network

Wondering if this is normal? I have two PCs hooked up to a router and when the other one powers up and I check my firewall I see that there's some sporadic network activity going on (mainly upload/...
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What forms does trojans take? [duplicate]

I'll try and pose this question as simply as possible. I would like to know which forms a trojan can take. Does it need to be an .exe file? Can it be a hidden file attached to an .mp3 file for ...
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What does a trojan look like? [duplicate]

I would like to know what a trojan looks like. There was a great example of a worm (although it is old) posted by Wired. Viruses embed themselves into an existing program, by changing the existing ...
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What to do after exposure to a drive-by infection?

I clicked on a link that pretty clearly offered exposure to a drive-by infection. I won't post the link itself, but I got it from a link which is inside a reddit link (obviously the reddit website ...
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How to delete one exe file that is probably malware?

I stupidly saved an .exe file that claimed to be an urgent Firefox patch (318K). I haven't (and won't) run it, but how can I delete it so that it's gone, i.e. no risk to my Win7 laptop? I thought of ...
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Shared folders in Windows to/from unsecured PC on the same network

I have a Windows 10 desktop computer which is my main device. It's password-protected and I'm not concerned about it being physically accessed by bad actors. I have a Windows 7 laptop with a fresh OS ...
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Can headphones transmit malware?

Can headphones transmit malware? My friend borrowed my headphones (a pair of Apple EarPods) and plugged them into his Android mobile phone for a few minutes in order to listen to a voice message. ...
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Boot-sector virus - can it spread only through floppy disks?

Do boot-sector viruses spread only through floppy discs, and so are the thing of the past, or can they spread through USB, removable hard drives etc? Techopedia states: The propagation of boot ...
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checking if malware altered system files in windows

a friend called me today because he opened an attachment of an email. It was a double zipped exe file - and malware: I started to analyze the file: first with virustotal - then with radare2 and the ...
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Can you extract the encryption key of a computer with full disk encryption via malware?

I recently discovered the subject of cold boot attacks which are able to extract the encryption key of the ram memory after the computer has shut down. and from what I understand is that law ...
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Dualbooting Windows and Ubuntu, can I get Windows viruses/malware while running Ubuntu?

Today I have both Windows and Ubuntu installed on my SSD. What happens if I for some reason get a malware/virus (targeted for Windows), perhaps downloading something I should not, while I am running ...
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How do boot-sector viruses propagate?

I'm doing research on various malware and I came across boot-sector viruses. Kaspersky states that "they are not designed to infect removable media." My question is, how do they spread then? Again ...
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Trojan horse - only a delivery method? [duplicate]

Viruses and worms are pretty basic, they infect and they spread. Trojans on the other hand do not. But my question is, what do trojans really do? I guess that depends on the payload? Are they (the ...
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Stack Exchange's javascript is malicious

I have, recently, discovered a rather annoying problem: every first-click I have on any Stack Exchange site creates an advertisement popup. This happens on my desktop, laptop, phone and even a VM. I ...
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Can I get malware just by navigating to a webpage? [duplicate]

Is going to a webpage a risk per se? If yes, how does work, and how can we defend ourselves from this? I have to constantly review websites and I get the links from job seekers (that is, I'd navigate ...
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Detecting a Crypted executable that is supposed to bypass antivirus [closed]

I've seen many Crypters being advertised to bypass antivirus and they work. The malware crypted by the Crypter evades antivirus detection. How would you programtically or using a tool reliably ...
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Does analysing Malicious code in gdb pose a security risk?

I have encountered a Malicious Shell-Code & i have ported the shellcode into a compatible C Code which can run the shellcode, i compiled it using gcc -fno-stack-protector -z execstack shellcode.c ...
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Telegram messages in group are seen immediately [closed]

We have a small friends group using Telegram Messenger without any bot attached to group. When we send message in this group it is always seen (double checked) immediately even at midnight and hours ...
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Detecting when a screenshot is taken by a software (spyware) in Windows [closed]

Most trojaning, spyware and keylogger tools have the ability to take screenshots. Is there a way to detect if an app or software is taking a screenshot in Windows? Maybe a Windows API call or dll? ...
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Can cookies carry viruses?

I was wondering whether a cookie can carry a virus (or any security-threatening code). In some sense it is similar to a download. So by simply visiting a site, could I get harmed?
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Creating a system to try new software out

I am using Windows 10 and I like it. I would like to experiment without doing harm to my main system that I work with. Experimenting means, downloading software from doubtful sources, executing ...
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bind(merge) exe with jpg [closed]

i have an exe file and a jpg file, i want to bind them into one executable(exe) file, in the way that when user double click on that executable: first image will shown to him then the exe file will ...
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Pop up in Facebook built-in browser

While I was visiting a page on a usual website with the built-in browser of the Android Facebook app, a pop-up just... poped-up, saying dumb stuff about my cellphone being full of viruses, etc. (Quite ...
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How do botnets not get caught when using Gmail accounts for spamming? [closed]

Botnets are Spamming through web-mail services like gmail.com,hotmail.com,etc. by compromising email-accounts I read a post from this forum about how online accounts are compromised. Following are ...
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File types and ways that can infect Android devices with malware [closed]

From what sources can an Android device be infected with malware? What various file types, executable or non executable, can infect an Android device with malware?
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What to do with an APK file containing Swf.Exploit.CVE_2015_0323-1 and ELF File?

I received an APK file from a source. Prior to installation, I ran a virus scan on it. The result had following main features: The file contained Swf.Exploit.CVE_2015_0323-1 It required android....
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Tencent/Safefinder Identify and remove malware [duplicate]

I wasn't paying attention when downloading some apps today and have successfully installed some malware on my PC. I had Safefinder installed and I am currently removing its components and running ...
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What do I need to do when Facebook says: “Your computer needs to be cleaned”?

I am not sure if this is the correct community for this post. If not please refer me to the correct one. I am getting a "Your computer needs to be cleaned" error message when trying to login into ...
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Revising Phising Email & it's payload… did I do this right?

Recently my company got a widespread phishing email sent to them, thankfully no one clicked the link (which is great!) Since I'm a student and a current intern working in IT Security I wanted to see ...
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Privacy error in google chrome

Recently I installed some random softwares on my windows 8.1 PC from the internet and along with that some malware also got installed. I started getting " Your connection is not private " error in ...
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Add new vulnerabilty module on honeypot dionaea

I want to install dionaea but i am not sure about it's capability to collect modern malware. I see that it use old vulnerabilities modules. My questions are: 1) It is possible to add new ...
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Is Qt framework is under attack or it has something suspicious (only in free version)

I was trying to download Qt framework. I went to its Official site (I'm sure, I checked in Wikipedia) for Visual Studio. But when attempting to download Qt for Windows, my Firefox shows this message: ...
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Firefox and chrome infected with hohosearch and newsearch123.com [duplicate]

A fortnight before, I downloaded a keygen file, which I presumed to be fine, but when I started the installation, I felt there is something weird. So I was about to start the installation, but I ...
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Is NoScript bad? [closed]

I just came to know about NoScript, but after installing it opened the author's homepage with an advert for 'SpeedUpMyPC' that pointed to a UniBlue website, which I found fishy. Googling turned up ...
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How to protect TimeMachine backups from Ransomware?

According to Heise (German) Time Machine backups can be encrypted by Ransomware. Sorry I didn't find an English source, please use Google translate. KeRanger had an inactive module ...
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How could one say that older operating systems are more vulnerable?

Experiment conducted by me in Windows using Virtual Machine: I have collected all rogue security software that target a range of Windows versions and several latest malware (no older than a month) ...
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Is it suspicious that mail server sends traffic to Tor Exit node?

I am monitoring the outbound traffic from mail server through IDS and recently I observed there were some traffic sending to Tor Exit nodes from mail server, for example, IP 46.183.85.124. After doing ...
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How can I safely test malware in a VM? [duplicate]

This question has probably been asked several times here, but I'll ask it a bit differently. I am trying to learn about malware and how it infects computers and how to disinfect a computer if one ...
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How to detect suspicious content in a TrueType Font (.ttf) font file

I got curious about how to scan or assess the risk of a particular font file before deploying it to hosts. First line of defense, of course, is to make sure that our hosts are patched against any ...
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Preventing uploads of malware to server by changing all extentions to PNG?

Ok, so I have my own website, and you can use the file upload quite a bit, and it is very important to the site. However, I've been hearing that clients can still bypass a file extension restrictions (...
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How can I get infected by computer viruses? [duplicate]

I would call my self a security aware computers professional, and I was asking my self for a long time now allready. How can it be that male-ware gets onto my computer wihtout me actively playing it ...
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How does a malware overcomes this facility

I've seen many viruses/malicious VB scripts get executed when accidentally double clicked or through fake shortcuts redirecting to some viruses causing the Victim's PC a serious damage. But nowadays ...
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Polymorphic Analysis

I'm a beginner at malware analysis. For my research studies, I have to identify polymorphic malware based from experiments. I would like to know if there are any guides showing how to analyze the code ...
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Suspicious Network Activity - is my system compromised?

When using Firefox to open a blank page, I have a weird network connection that shows under Network Activity in Resource Monitor (Windows 7). The address is: insiders-guide.pacedev.com. A screenshot:...
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My cellphone is infected, and it keeps coming back

Please bear with me as English is not my native language My Android smartphone downloads apps automatically without any interaction. Generally the apps are known but some are unknown apps. I can only ...
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How do I remove my website from the malware database?

I have a website which is basically a service platform. As far as I know there is no malware in my website (at least not found according to these free scanners). However, Check Point malware database ...
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Does typical Ransomware only 'attack' certain folders/filetypes

I expect this is very much on a per malware and OS basis so could potentially be very broad hence the typical. A user's computer has been infected by a piece of malware which aims to encrypt all ...
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Is there any chance of PC getting infected when you analyse PCAP malware file?

Currently, there are lots of pcap files of malware analysis carried by other researchers available on Internet. Such files show the traffic pattern and communication of the malware with it's C&C ...