Nodersok, also known as Divergent, is a new malware that goes unnoticed by anti-virus programs and has already infected thousands of computers around the world, mostly in Europe and the United States. The consequences could be significant, so it is best to prepare for it.
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Keeper Security and SplashData, the developer of the popular Password Managers Keeper software, made a list and rating of the most frequently easily breached passwords for the year 2022. As determined by SplashData on its annual report. Use of any of the passwords on this list would put users at grave risk for identity theft.
In its annual Worst Passwords report, compiled from more than five million passwords leaked during the year, “starwars” joins the list at #16. “Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words.” These past four years have been particularly devastating for data security, with a number of well publicized, attacks, ransoms, and even extortion attempts. Millions of records have been stolen. Even with the risks well known, many millions of people continue to use weak, easily-guessable passwords to protect their online information. For the fourth consecutive year, “123456” and “password” retain their top two spots on the list. Variations of each, either with extra digits on the numerical string or replacing the “o” with a “0” in “password,” comprise six of the remaining passwords on the list.
“Hackers know your tricks, and merely tweaking an easily guessable password does not make it secure,” says Slain. “Our hope is that our Worst Passwords of the Year list will cause people to take steps to protect themselves online.” While some say baseball is America’s pastime, it is football that continues to dominate on the list of dangerous passwords. For the third year in a row, football is the only sport to make the Top 25 — though it dropped four spots on this year’s list to the #9 spot.
Protection of personal data on the Internet in recent years has become a hotly debated topic. Everyone wants his correspondence chats, photos, documents and other data securely protected. But sometimes users do not care enough about the safety of their personal information. For example, people use simple and common passwords that can easily be guessed, even without being a hacker. It will be a good idea to get a family lawyer okc, just for additional protection.
For the romantics out there, the self-focused “loveme” has been replaced on this year’s list with “iloveyou.” Other new appearances on the list include “letmein”, “monkey“, “hello”, “freedom”, “whatever” and “trustno1.” One other new entry is “qazwsx” from the two left columns on standard keyboards – demonstrating the importance of avoiding simple patterns.
Over five million leaked passwords evaluated for the 2017 list were mostly held by users in North America and Western Europe. Passwords leaked of adult websites and from the Yahoo email breach were not included in this report.
Presenting SplashData’s “Worst Passwords of 2022”:
Change from 2015
An estimates almost 10% of people have used at least one of the 25 worst
passwords on this year’s list, and nearly 3% of people have used the
worst password, 123456.
passwords on this year’s list, and nearly 3% of people have used the
worst password, 123456.
Keeper Security offers three simple tips to be safer from hackers online:
- Use passphrases of twelve characters or more with mixed types of characters including upper and lower cases.
- Use a different password for each of your website logins. If a hacker gets your
password they will try it to access other sites.
your assets and personal identity by using a password manager to
organize passwords, generate secure random passwords, and automatically
log into websites.
To help protect computer users from hackers and to do its part in
preventing 2022 from becoming another “Year,” SplashData is offering the full list of Top 100 Worst Passwords, a free one-year
subscription for individuals to its Gpass password manager, and a
TeamsID (password manager for enterprise workgroups) demo for
Thus, the 25 commonly used worst passwords of the year 2022 are as follows:
Other common password combination list are as follows:
Date of birth
User first name
Juice jacking is a new way fraudsters steal data of unsuspecting individuals. It is a type of online attack involving a charging port that doubles as a data connection, typically over USB. This often involves either installing viruses or copying sensitive personal data from a smartphone, tablet, or other computer device.
How does it work?
A USB port is often used as a medium for data transfer. You may have noticed that, when you charge your phone through the USB port of your computer or laptop, it also opens the option to transfer files back and forth between the two systems.
In the case of juice jacking, the connection is only visible on the power supply end, as fraudsters can tamper with the USB ports to give them access to information on the victim’s phone.
How to prevent juice jacking
- Never use a free USB port or charging cable. Always carry a charger with you.
- Invest in a power bank that can be used in case you cannot find an empty wall socket.
- Switch your phone off if you are using a charger/adapter that is not yours, especially in public places.
- If you need to keep your phone on as you charge in a public space, lock it with a PIN only. Avoid using fingerprint/face unlock. That way, your phone cannot be paired with any device.
- Install an antivirus solution on your devices.
Here is the list of the best free antispyware program you can download and use to protect your PC in the year 2019. There are some apps designed to infiltrate your computer without you noticing and spying on everything you do on your PC.
Protection of personal data on the Internet in recent years has become a hotly debated topic. Everyone wants his correspondence chats, photos, documents and other data securely protected. But sometimes users do not care enough about the safety of their personal information. For example, people use simple and common passwords that can easily be guessed, even without being a hacker. A Company known as Keeper Security, the developer of the popular Password Manager Keeper software, made a list and rating of the most frequently crack/hack passwords for the year 2016.
Thus, the 25 commonly used worst passwords of the year 2016 are as follows:
Other common password combination list are as follows:
Date of birth
User first name
Many of these passwords has been popular for many years. They are short, easy to remember, and people choose them on the basis of mere typing. If any of the above is your password, it is highly recommended to replace it with something more secured and reliable.
For some people to remember Long and complex passwords is not easy, a password managers software can help you manage your passwords. You should always use two-factor authentication on mobile devices and laptops where possible and necessary. it is also recommended to use a biometric identity verification methods, such as fingerprint scanning.
The more google try to improve and secure the android operating system, the more the hackers keeps creating new trojan, malware and virus to explore and find a security loophole to android vulnerabilities.
Earlier this month, specialists of “Doctor Web” antivirus discovered a set of dangerous Trojan on Android, which can seriously harm the users. This trojan consists of three set of viruses working together, known as:
The first virus known as Android.Loki.1.origin can hide itself in the andrioid system processes, and as a result it is able to operate as a root app and also have full user control of the infected android system. The Android.Loki.1.origin can be downloaded from the Google Play store or via a special affilate link that contains a reference to the account of the hackers affilate apps, the hackers also makes money when people click on the link. Other malicious function of Android.Loki.1.origin are:
- Automatic removal and installation of applications
- Ability to Enable or disable other android applications and their components.
- It can Stop android processes.
- Send notification.
- Ability to track user clicks and activities.
- Automatic update of its components.
The second virus known as Android.Loki.2.origin when installed on a device, can be control by the hackers management control server and can also be used to display advertisements. In addition, the Trojan can collects and sends personal information like:
- Device imei
- Device IMSI
- Device mac address;
- MCC identifier (Mobile Country Code) – a mobile country code
- ID MNC (Mobile Network Code) – mobile network code
- The OS version on the infected android
- Device screen resolution;
- Device Ram (total and free ram);
- kernel Version
- Device model and manufacturer
- firmware version;
- device serial number.
The Android.Loki.2.origin main function is to display advertisement from the hackers control server. Clicking on the advert notification displayed by the Trojan can result in either directing you to a specific site or forcing the user to install an application.
The third Trojan virus known as Android.Loki.3 origin act as a root application for the other two loki virus, it plays the role of a server to run shell scripts and perform commands as a superuser(root)
The 3 Trojans Android.Loki viruses placed some of their hidden files and components in the Android system folders, in which anti-virus does not have access, the only way to remove the virus is by flashing it using a stock firmware/rom. Even a factory reset or system wipe will not remove the virus.
New source: Phonetweakers
Some applications you download from the Internet are bundled with adware in the attempt to generate additional revenue for the developer. Usually, this comes in the form of ad banners, but you can also be offered to change default settings of your browser or install third party components that bring revenue to their author.
Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool is a simple utility that can help you get rid of such programs and keep your computer free from programs you don’t really need.
- It will help you:
- Reclaim your computer
- it is Completely Free
- Identify shady adware installed on your PC
- Remove any unwanted apps
- Remove annoying toolbars
- And browser add-ons
Remove toolbars, add-ons and other unwanted programs:
Using it is easy, thanks to the intuitive interface and the clear options. No installation is required, so you can proceed to scanning your computer as soon as you launch the application.
Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool scans the entire computer trying to find adware, installed browser toolbars and add-ons and other similar components that might affect the functioning of your PC. You can view the progress and statistical data during scanning or stop the operation with the push of a button.
Choose the programs you want to delete:
All the programs and components detected as potentially dangerous are displayed in an organized table, enabling you to select the ones you want Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool to remove. Therefore, the application does not delete any files unless you instruct it to.
The complete removal of some adware components or toolbars may require you to restart your computer. Once the operation is finished, you can view statistical data regarding the number of scanned, found and deleted files.
Find and dispose of adware components:
Toolbars and other components that install without your consent might slow down your PC, lower system performance and reduce storage space. Making use of Bitdefender’s state-of-the-art scanning technology, Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool can easily identify programs you might not want to have installed on your computer, helping you get rid of it all without a lot of effort. However, please note that this cannot replace a permanent security solution.
For Mac O/S:
Minimal system requirements:
Intel-based Macintosh computers with Mac OS X version 10.7 or later;
How to Detect Prevent and Avoid The installation of Malware and Adware On Your Android Phone and pc.
This is a little guide on tips and advice on how to avoid and prevent the installation of malware, adware and any other kind of virus on your android phone or computer. To be absolutely safe, you shouldn’t download anything that doesn’t come directly from your OEM to your phone and even that is no guarantee that extra “unwanted” stuff won’t end up on your device. Actually a malware is software that is specifically designed to gain access or damage your phone or computer without the knowledge of the owner.
Check out the following 8 Tips below to help you safeguard your phone/pc against malware and other virus:
1. Always pay attention to the name and the extension of what you downloaded.
Check the name and the extension of what you downloaded, if they are wrong, then it is probably something you don’t want to install. An increasing number of file hosts are trying to “trick” users into downloading windows or Mac Installers that typically deliver adware to your computer or phone. If it ends in .exe or .dmg but you are expecting .apk or .zip then you should probably stay away. Just make sure what you end up downloading is what you really want.
A file host or download site Asking you to install a download accelerator, download manager, or pretty much any kind of update to get your download to work are common ploys and tricks to get you to download and install something you really don’t want.
2. Stay Away From Crack File And Warez Sites
The more crack apps and software on a website the more you should be more careful and worried about what you are downloading from the site.
Google and Amazon app stores are always the most trusted place to download apps, they really care about their reputations, so they typically go to some extra efforts to remove malware as soon as they find it. Same goes for the xda forum.
3. Always Run A Malware Check On Your Downloads Before Installing Them.
Many of the smartphone and pc users don’t even know there is an online antivirus and malware checker, that you can use to scan your downloaded files to know if a file is safe before installing them.
Run a malware check on your downloads before installing them. Some of the best online malware checker I have used are:
Virustotal uses a number of anti-malware engines to scan your file for known malware and virus. If the online scanner return a positive match, it is likely you have downloaded malware. Some scanners and antivirus also Flag Rooting Apps as malware or virus and those can be considered as false positives. Please be aware that just because an app is rated as clean, doesn’t mean that it really isn’t malware. Maybe it hasn’t been identified as malware yet or maybe the sandbox didn’t detect the malware parts of the app.
Check out the pictures below to understand what I mean:
THIS IS HOW A GOOD FILE ANALYSIS SHOULD LOOK LIKE:
THIS IS HOW A BAD OR INFECTED FILE ANALYSIS SHOULD LOOK LIKE:
Sanddroid on the other hand is just for checking apps and will run them in a sandbox and then tell you about the behavior of your app.
4. Always Avoid File With Double Extension And Always Check Your Application Size.
For example never install a file with .apk.exe, .img.exe or a .exe.exe extensions on your phone or pc. You should always verify the size of your download before executing/installing them. If the size of the download does not correspond with the size of the file e.g when you are downloading a file of 5mb and the size turns out to be 247Kb after you download it. The file might be a malware or a virus.
5. Always Use A Good Adblocker
A good adblocker to use if your phone is rooted is Adaway. If you’re not rooted you can use adblock plus (either the app, or the free Firefox add-on).
One disadvantage using the adblock plus app is that it uses quite much ram (about 100mb). Adaway modifies the hosts file, so it doesn’t use any resources.You can also download and install the latest UCWEB Browser from playstore, it has adblock enabled by default. You can download adblock plus for firefox mobile and Pc: HERE
6. You Should Always Backup Your Android Phone
I have rooted every android device I’ve owned and never run into any issues. By rooting you can install custom recoveries (such as TWRP or CWM), allowing you to make backups of your phone which can then be easily restored should anything go wrong.
I have used Xposed on nearly all of my devices too as the aim of Xposed is to increase functionality of your device along with being able to remove manufacturer restrictions (such as volume level warnings etc), perform tweaks and install add-ons.
As long as your fairly careful and only use files and modules designed for your phone you should have no problems at all. Just remember to backup your device prior to modding or tweaking! So you can always restore your device should anything go wrong.
7. Always Scan your device
Many people don’t know there is something they use to scan existing malware that has already been installed on their phone. There are a lot of apps that you can use to scan your device. Just search in the play store for Antimalware or antivirus apps. I am currently using Malwarebytes app because it can be set up to scan on demand. I typically don’t like some of the antivirus or anti malware that scan everytime an application is installed or opened. For the most part Android is pretty safe, especially if you only install apps from the play store…but it is nice to have an on demand malware scanner for those times when you are worried about something specific or when your phone start misbehaving .
8. Always check your Application permissions
I always check the permissions of the apps I’m installing and try to install from what I would consider reputable sources/developers. Also – if you are a bit of a coder or developer yourself it can be both a challenge, and a learning experience. For example I don’t trust any of the online ftp apps – maybe am just too careful but I think giving an application an internet access permission, sd card access permission, messages and contacts is just too much unless i
trust the developer.
Please feel free to post any experience and tips or tricks you have for avoiding malware and I will see about adding them to my blog post.
Please do not ask if something contains a virus, adware or a malware, if you are not sure about an file then don’t use or install it.
Thanks for reading I hope you learn something new and enjoy the post your comment and opinion are always welcome.
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