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Miners as a threat to cloud infrastructure | Kaspersky official blog

As our recent expert study shows, despite both the drop in price of many cryptocurrencies and the decision of one of the biggest cryptocoins — Ethereum — to move away from mining, malicious miners continue to threaten business. Companies that use cloud infrastructure are particularly at risk. We explore the dangers of mining and how to protect the computing resources of a company from it. Mining is dead. Long live mining Many...

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Miners in 2022: figures, trends, how to protect yourself | Kaspersky official blog

We’ve talked a lot lately about cryptocurrencies, as well as various scams and other crypto-targeting malicious activity. Our researchers recently checked out the situation with malicious miners — programs that secretly generate cryptocurrency for their owners using the resources of others folks’ computers. Although malicious miners don’t directly steal data or money, they can make the victim’s life a misery. A device with a...

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CVE-2022-35737 vulnerability in SQLite | Kaspersky official blog

In October 2022, researchers at Trail of Bits published a detailed breakdown of an SQLite DBMS vulnerability. The article discusses possible attacks via CVE-2022-35737, with consequences ranging from a simple application crash to arbitrary code execution. The rather trivial bug in the SQLite code is interesting and potentially dangerous for two reasons. Firstly, it has been in SQLite since October 2000 –  from almost the very...

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The true cost of gaming | Kaspersky official blog

Once a niche pastime, the gaming industry (approaching its 50th anniversary) is now bigger than both Hollywood and the music industry — combined! To put this into perspective, so far this year more than 7000 titles have been released, eagerly awaited by around three billion gamers worldwide. You might spend only a couple of hours per week gaming and do it just for fun, but if you’re serious about winning and want to invest time,...

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How to find out if there’s a virus on your computer? | Kaspersky official blog

As a rule, cybercriminals try conduct their attacks stealthily. After all, the longer they remain undetected by the victims, the more likely the criminals will achieve their goals. However, they don’t always succeed in hiding their activity. Often, based on a number of signs, you can tell that something is wrong with your computer or smartphone. And if corporate users timely detect these signs and notify their information security...