• General Motors Customer Data Leaked By Credential Stuffing Attacks

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  • The Latest Windows 11 Update Fixes Dozens Of Issues

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  • Be Aware That ChromeLoader Malware Is Picking Up Steam

    A browser hijacker called "ChromeLoader" has had a large uptick in detections this month, which is raising eyebrows among security professionals. ChromeLoader can modify a victim's web browser settings to show search results that promote unwanted (and usually spammy) software, annoying pop-up ads, fake giveaways, adult games, dating sites, surveys, and the like. As malware goes, there are far worse strains out there.  Rather than infect you with malicious code that locks all your files or installs other destructive forms of malware, this one will see you flooded with scammy or spammy offers. It will  frustrate you by forcing you to click through a sea of ads you'd rather not see, all in a bid to make a bit of coin for the malware's owners. It is noteworthy mostly because of its persistence and its aggressive use of Powershell, which it abuses like few other malware strains do.  Even worse, the owners of the malicious code have recently released a variant that specifically targets macOS users, so if you thought you were safe because you were using a Mac, think again. While we wish that all malware strains were as relatively harmless as this one, that doesn't mean it isn't a threat or that you shouldn't take it seriously.  While it's not as destructive as most of the malware strains that make the headlines, it's still a genuine concern that can cause you innumerable headaches. If you start to see an unusual number of popup ads or if your computer has a scary preference for porn and gaming sites, odds are good that you've been infected. It may appear like your computer has a life of its own. If you see those things, the problem won't go away on its own and you should get your machine to a tech as soon as possible. Used with permission from Article Aggregator The post Be Aware That ChromeLoader Malware Is Picking Up Steam appeared first on California-Computer-Options.

  •  New Phishing Attacks Use HTML Email Attachments

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  • New iOS 15.4 Update Addresses AirTag Stalking Issue

    Apple AirTags are handy. They're an incredibly convenient way to help keep track of your stuff. If you lose something that has been tagged you can easily locate it using the "Find My" app, which will point the way to whatever it is that you have tagged. The only problem is AirTags can be misused as well. It didn't take long for Airtag Stalking to become a "thing". Apple took note and relatively swift action. That's why as of iOS release 15.4 the company behind the handy tech is putting additional security measures in place. These include the addition of a new privacy notice that users will see during setup that warns tracking someone via the technology can be considered a crime. The changes also include an enhancement that allows users to specify when an unidentified pair of AirPods is found traveling with you. Previously AirPods would generate a generic "Unknown Accessory Alert" which caused confusion among some users. On top of that Apple has removed the feature that would preemptively disable safety alerts when a tracker is detected in your vicinity. Users will find new tracking notification settings in their Find My app settings. In addition to the AirTag security features the 15.4 release will include a new American Siri voice that is "less gendered" than the voice assistant's current options. Other enhancements include a Universal Control feature and Face ID support while wearing masks. That sounds fantastic but there is one slight wrinkle. Apple has not yet announced an exact release date for the latest iOS build. Although based on prior releases and the always-active rumor mill, most people are expecting it to get a widespread release sometime in March of this year (2022). That's good news indeed for Apple fans and customers especially if you've already come to rely on those handy little AirTags. Used with permission from Article Aggregator The post New iOS 15.4 Update Addresses AirTag Stalking Issue appeared first on California-Computer-Options.