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Would ‘Medicare for All’ help secure health data?

DISCLAIMER: This post is not partisan, but rather focuses on risk assessment based on history and what threats we are facing in the future. We do not endorse any healthcare plan style in any way, outside of examining its data security risk. For many folks, the term ‘Healthcare for All’ brings up an array of emotions ranging from concern to happiness, and
Publish At:2019-11-26 21:50 | Read:348 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Privacy Security world adam kujawa AMCA American

A Week in Security (May 08 – May 14)

Last week, we saw spam posts suddenly appearing on a celebrity’s website, talked about a malvertising campaign on Blogger, dissected a fake KPN email that led to the CTB Locker ransomware, and unmasked several tech support scam actors to put a stop to criminals banking on the Malwarebytes brand. Senior Security Researcher Jérôme Segura reported a hacki
Publish At:2016-05-16 20:50 | Read:3339 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Week in security recap weekly blog roundup

A Week in Security (May 01 – May 07)

Last week, we gave a comprehensive introduction about Process Explorer, analyzed an Amazon Prime spam, and presented our readers some telltale signs that show their systems are infected with malware. We also stressed our stand against paying the ransom if users find their system has ransomware. Malware Intelligence Analyst Jovi Umawing published a malicious
Publish At:2016-05-10 00:35 | Read:2954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Week in security recap weekly blog roundup

A Week in Security (Apr 24 – Apr 30)

Last week, we talked about another scam that promised to reward iPhone 6s units, a fake Donald Trump spam that leads to a supposed torrent site, and a bogus LastPass browser extension found on the Chrome Web Store. Senior Security Researcher Jérôme Segura discussed the latest malvertising campaign on The Pirate Bay, somewhat a repeat of what we documented a
Publish At:2016-05-03 22:35 | Read:3139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Week in security recap weekly blog roundup

FBI Announcement: Paying The Ransom is a Bad Idea

Hey Folks! So late last year a quote was going around about a comment for the Special Agent in charge of the Cyber Intelligence program for a Boston branch of the FBI that mentioned how they advise users to just pay ransomware criminals because in many cases, getting the files back by any other method would have been impossible. Now the FBI itself never offi
Publish At:2016-05-03 22:35 | Read:2846 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Security world decrypting fbi Malwarebytes paying

A Week in Security (Apr 17 – Apr 23)

Last week, we talked about a compromise on the 55 million registered voters in the Philippines, the return of tech support scammers—with fake AV in tow—and some other interesting finds we have outline below: Senior Security Researcher Jérôme Segura revealed that malicious actors are using a fake social button plugin (those that we commonly see on websites t
Publish At:2016-04-26 08:05 | Read:4198 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Week in security recap weekly blog roundup

A Week in Security (Apr 10 – Apr 16)

Last week, we talked about persistent tech support scammers, a BMW 419 scam, uncovered a malvertising campaign on a popular photo leak forum, and addressed (as best as we can) the survey feedback we received from our PUP Friday readers. We also raised the question of whether one would store their data on the cloud or not. On top of this, we released an infog
Publish At:2016-04-19 11:50 | Read:2964 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Week in security recap weekly blog roundup

A Week in Security (Apr 03 – Apr 09)

Last week, we touched on a Twitter spam that lures one to hack accounts, got personal with tech support scammers, witnessed another fake iPhone discount news, talked about an “advertisement downloader“, and brought to light a very odd spam. Senior security researcher Jérôme Segura informed us that Adobe released a new patch for a 0-day vulnerabil
Publish At:2016-04-12 05:15 | Read:3734 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security world Week in security recap weekly blog roundup

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