An automated attack toolkit that surfaced this month is believed to be behind a new wave of ransomware attacks, according to a security researcher at Malwarebytes who said it managed to avoid detection by major antivirus vendors for nearly a full day.
First of all it claims to have avoided the detection of all major AV’s not just one such as Symantec/Norton AV (Also you can’t compare pro hacking/custom malware and one exploit). Second of all we needed some fresh news as it was getting a bit boring here on the forum LOL! Also that’s another story that AV’s are not enough today for the protection and general info about ransomware getting more sophisticated for anybody who missed the info about it.
Indeed. Oh yeah! Just like with this example… AV fails to detect and say you get the worst case scenario… Full encryption ransomware infection… Pure nightmare! That’s true… Many still rely on just detection! Very risky…
I have it installed on my computer in case an application needs it. For security reasons I have disabled Java in browsers. In the rare case I find a website running a Java applet I will enable it for that visit.
You are welcome. If you read about it… Buffer overflow is one major attack when it comes to software vulnerabilities…
“As such, buffer overflows cause many software vulnerabilities and form the basis of many exploits.”
Also Comodo has option “Do heuristic command-line analysis for certain applications” as well which will prevent some other exploits. Overall you have a combined protection of CIS so you will get the alert from one protection module or another (that’s the idea). But I always use EMET with CIS to have a better chance at stopping any vulnerabilities in the applications. Also can’t wait for the ExploitShield to work with CIS!