ShieldFS – Ransomware resilient filesystem

Italian researchers have developed a Windows drop-in driver and custom filesystem that are capable of detecting the telltale signs of a ransomware infection, stop any malicious actions and even revert any encrypted files to their previous state. Called ShieldFS, this new project is the work of seven researchers from the Politecnico di Milano University and was… Continue reading ShieldFS – Ransomware resilient filesystem

Coding for hacking.    The languages  every security researcher/ hacker must know

Hacking is usually meant to break a code. There are three sections of hacking ― Web Hacking, Exploit Writing & Reverse Engineering and each of it requires different programming language 1. Web Hacking Since most of the tech is build around world wide web, it is important to learn web hacking to be a good… Continue reading Coding for hacking.    The languages  every security researcher/ hacker must know

Petya Ransomware : Initial Analysis

Petya is a family of encrypting ransomware that was first discovered in 2016. The malware targets Microsoft Windows-based systems, infecting the master boot record to execute a payload that encrypts the NTFS file table, demanding a payment in bitcoin in order to regain access to the system. Here’s a summary of the NotPetya outbreak: The malware uses a bunch of tools to move through a network, infecting… Continue reading Petya Ransomware : Initial Analysis

Ways to secure yourself against hackers

Deleting traces from old devices When you’re getting rid of your old computer, simply deleting your data from it is not enough. Even if you use the format command to wipe the hard disk clean, the data can be recovered using simple, free software. The only way to make sure your data remains inaccessible is… Continue reading Ways to secure yourself against hackers

Huge Cyberattack Hits Nearly 100 Countries With ‘Wanna Decryptor’ Malware

Hospitals, schools, companies and governments around the world were assessing the damage Saturday after a massive cyberattack hit almost 100 countries, infecting computers with malware that demanded ransom payments. No one has yet claimed the worldwide attack, which experts believe used tools stolen from the National Security Agency.Antivirus providerAvast reportedthat some 100,000 computers had been… Continue reading Huge Cyberattack Hits Nearly 100 Countries With ‘Wanna Decryptor’ Malware

Cyberduck FTP 6.0 offers Cryptomator cloud encryption

​Cyberduck, the file transfer protocol client, now offers transparent, client-side encryption for all data stored on servers or in the cloud. The new encryption tool allows users to create securevaults of data on any server or cloud storage program compatible with Cyberduck. The new encryption tool, available at no charge to Cyberduck users, was created… Continue reading Cyberduck FTP 6.0 offers Cryptomator cloud encryption