Tag - Malware

Hackers are hiding malware in subtitle files


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Checkpoint researchers revealed a new exploit which gives hackers the ability to fully control your computer using nothing but movie subtitle files. Attackers first craft malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by the victim. This enables the attackers to take full control of your computer without notifying the victim.

As of now, the attack is said to affect users of video players like VLC, PopcornTime, Kodi, and  If you are using one of the affected platforms, update the players to their latest version as soon as possible to stay safe. You can find the links to the latest updates of the affected platforms at the end of this article.

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Ransomware – The newest threat

Do you have any idea about  Ransomware?

Ransomware is a kind of malware which prevents you from accessing your system or files. It forces you to pay a ransom via online to get a decrypt key. A ransomware are called a cryptovirus, cryptotrojan or cryptoworm.

Ransomware Infection

  • Can be Downloaded to the systems when users visit malicious or compromised websites.
  • Can be arrived as a payload of another malware.
  • Delivered as an attachment from spammed email.
  • Downloaded through malvertisements.
  • Dropped by exploit kits.

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