HP Keylogger Discovered Again

How many of your devices are affected? A security researcher, Twitter name ZwClose, has uncovered that 460 models of HP devices come with pre-installed keyloggers. Embedded in the SynTP.sys file, attackers could navigate around User Account Control and activate this keylogger. This is the second time this year that a built-in keylogger was discovered on…

December Patch Tuesday: Bad Winter

On the 12th day of December, Verismic sent to me … Top 10 Breaches of 2017! Throughout this year we have been breaking some of the worst IT security breaches of 2017, which have impacted millions of users worldwide.  We continue to advise our clients the single most important decision you can make to achieve…

Critical: Massive Microsoft Vulnerability

When Malware Protection Needs Malware Protection An update has been released by Microsoft to fix a major vulnerability in the remote code execution (RCE) of its Malware Protection Engine. According to the CVE-2017-11937 security update, Microsoft believes that the MPE could be tricked into scanning a specially crafted file that would lead to a memory…

TeamViewer Exploited

Who Views the TeamViewer? A new vulnerability within TeamViewer has been making news across the internet. In an official statement by the company, they revealed that a GitHub user discovered a vulnerability in TeamViewer’s set of permissions. In a post by one of their community managers, they sought to clarify that the product has not…

Syxsense Announces MacOS Support

Syxsense Now Offers MacOS Functionality Verismic, a global leader in cloud-based IT management technology, has announced MacOS support for Syxsense. The latest update allows customers to manage MacOS devices across their IT environments. With Syxsense, users can now detect Mac vulnerabilities and patch any MacOS device within their network. A full inventory of devices as…

Troll Ransomware: Third-Party Patch Update

What is Troll Ransomware? This year has had many major ransomware and data breach events. From BitPaymer to the Equifax Hack, when the news hasn’t been dominated by Trump, it’s been focused on cybersecurity. This has clearly caught the attention of the dark web. In just the past month, many new ‘troll’ ransomware variants have…

RDP: Is the ‘R’ for ‘Ransomware’?

RDP Creates Vulnerabilities Remote Desktop Protocol is something you’ll find on every Windows computer and widely used throughout the IT industry. But does the ‘R’ in RDP now stand for Ransomware? As the common methods of distributing ransomware get tougher, attackers are looking for new exploits. The manipulation of RDP is coming to the forefront.…

November Patch Tuesday: High-Speed Malware

Russia Caught On Top Towards the end of October, we started to see a flow of ransomware attacks from Russia with called Bad Rabbit. This epidemic has been targeting organizations and consumers, mostly in Russia but there have also been reports of victims in Ukraine and across Europe. Bad Rabbit was the latest in a…