A new browser extension called Behave! will warn you if a web site is using scripts to perform scans or attacks on local and private IP addresses on your network.

When browsing the web, scripts embedded on web pages can be used to not only port scan a visitor’s computer for open TCP ports, but also initiate attacks on other devices on your network.

In May, it was discovered that well-known sites such as eBay, Citibank, TD Bank, and more would port scan a visitor’s computer to identify Windows remote access programs running on it.

eBay port scanning a site
eBay port scanning a site

A new ransomware known as Try2Cry is trying to worm its way onto other Windows computers by infecting USB flash drives and using Windows shortcuts (LNK files) posing as the targets’ files to lure them into infecting themselves.

The Try2Cry ransomware was discovered by G DATA malware analyst Karsten Hahn when a detection signature designed to spot USB worm components got triggered while analyzing an unidentified malware sample.

Try2Cry is a .NET ransomware and another variant of the open-source Stupid ransomware family as Hann found after analyzing a sample obfuscated with the DNGuard code protection tool.

Stupid ransomware variants are

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) can now assess the collective security configuration state of devices on an enterprise network with the help of a new feature dubbed Microsoft Secure Score for Devices.

Microsoft Secure Score for Devices assesses the security state of enterprise networks dynamically, identifying unprotected systems and providing recommended actions to boost the overall security of an organization’s endpoints.

“Your score for devices is visible in the Threat & Vulnerability Management dashboard of the Microsoft Defender Security Center,” Microsoft explains in a new support document.

“A higher Microsoft Secure Score for Devices means your endpoints are more

Say goodbye to the blocky Window 10 Start Menu tiles with colored backgrounds and hello to partially transparent theme-aware tiles that look so much nicer.

Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a sneak peek of the changes they were exploring with the Windows 10 Start Menu and the use of transparent tiles rather than ones with a solid background.

With today’s Windows 10 Insider build 20161, Microsoft has finally unveiled the new Start Menu and its transparent tiles.

“We are freshening up the Start menu with a more streamlined design that removes the solid color backplates behind the logos in the

A new data wiper and info-stealer called EvilQuest is using ransomware as a decoy to steal files from macOS users. The  victims get infected after downloading trojanized installers of popular apps from torrent trackers.

While not common, ransomware has been known to target the macOS platform in the past, with KeRanger, FileCoder (aka Findzip), and Patcher being three other examples of malware designed to encrypt Mac systems.

EvilQuest was first spotted by K7 Lab malware researcher Dinesh Devadoss and analyzed by Malwarebytes’ Director of Mac & Mobile Thomas Reed, Jamf Principal Security Researcher Patrick Wardle, and

A data breach broker is selling databases containing user records for 14 different companies he claimed were breached by hackers in 2020.

When a company is breached, threat actors will typically download accessible databases, including account records. These databases are then sold directly to other threat actors, or the hackers utilize data breach brokers to sell them on their behalf.

Over the past month, a known and reputable data breach broker has been selling numerous databases on hacker forums that they state were acquired in data breaches conducted in 2020.

Each of the fourteen databases being sold contains different information,