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ParentalControl Adware

ParentalControl is a rogue application claiming to significantly increase the web browsing protection. Such functionality may appear legitimate and handy. However, be aware that ParentalControl delivers various intrusive advertisements and continually monitors user's Internet browsing activity. Moreover, it often infiltrates the system without user's consent. For these reasons, ParentalControl is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as an adware. Research reveals that ParentalControl is designed to generate pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar advertisements. To achieve this, developers employ "virtual layer" - a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content. For this reason, displayed adverts often overlay the content of visited websites, thereby significantly decreasing Internet browsing quality. If that wasn't enough, displayed adve...

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YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED Scam

The "YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED" message states that the computer has been infected with various viruses/malware ...

You Have A ZEUS Virus Scam

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How to remove “Your device has been blocked” ransomware virus from Android tablet or phone?

Cyber criminals have been spreading ransomware viruses on Windows-based computers for some time. These types of infections became popular in mid-2006 and continue to infect personal computers and extort money from their victims. Recently, security research began showing a rise in Android-based mobile ransomware infections. Commonly, ransomware viruses exploit the names of authorities including the FBI, USA Cyber Crime Investigations, and The ICE Cyber Crime Center - making fake claims that users must pay an amount of money (for supposed law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted files, etc.) in order to unblock their devices. In most cases, cyber criminals employ the Green Dot MoneyPak, Ukash, or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services to collect fake fines from unsuspecting mobile device users. Tablet and mobile phone users should be aware that paying these fines as ordered by these messages ...

Your Browser Has Been Blocked Virus

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Virus is blocking Internet access, how to eliminate it?

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Security Hazards for Manufacturers using ICS Protocols

The massive DDOS attack on the Akamai CDN (content distribution network) that last year took down Netflix, Amazon, and others because of compromised IP cameras that were using a default password shined the spotlight on IoT security. In particular, there is the concern about attacks on heavy industrial machinery, valves, gas pipelines, turbines, electric grids, etc. and other equipment. Many if not most of these use the ModBus protocol to communicate between PLC and SCADA devices, which control this equipment. ModBus has no authentic at all and transmits its data in clear text. Most industrial machines do not have a public IP address. Ethernet does not even work throughout all of the plant as part of the industrial network is serial and other protocols that a hacker could not attack using tools written for Linux or Windows. But there are many devices exposed to the internet. Here is via a Shodan query a list of w...

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