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Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, about facial recognition technology—its early history, its proven failures at accuracy, and whether improving the technology would actually be ̶
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:42 | Read:79 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Podcast esports facial recognition lock a

A week in security (May 11 – May 17)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explained why RevenueWire has to pay $6.7 million to settle FTC charges, how CVSS works: characterizing and scoring vulnerabilities, and we talked about how and why hackers hit a major law firm with Sodinokibi ransomware. We also launched another episode of our podcast Lock and Code, this time speaking with Chris Boyd,
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Lock and Code S1Ep5: Mythbusting and understanding VPNs with JP Taggart

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about VPNs—debunking their myths, explaining their actual capabilities, and providing some advice on what makes a strong VPN. Tune in for all this and m
Publish At:2020-05-03 14:39 | Read:235 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security android trojan biometrics bots iOS mail b

A week in security (April 13 – 19)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at how to avoid Zoom bombing, weighed the risks of surveillance versus pandemics, and dug into a spot of WiFi credential theft. Other cybersecurity news: Malware creeps back into the home: With a pandemic forcing much of the workforce into remote positions, it’s worth noting that a study found malware on 45 percent
Publish At:2020-04-20 14:01 | Read:371 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security adware Android coronavirus malware phish

A week in security (March 30 – April 5)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we offered readers tips for safe online shopping now that cybercriminals are ramping up Internet-based attacks, showed the impact that GDPR has around the world, and helped users understand how social media platforms mine their personal data. We also hosted our bi-weekly podcast, Lock and Code, with guest Adam Kujawa, who disc
Publish At:2020-04-06 15:45 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security covid-19 cyber volunteers draytek gdpr ho

A week in security (March 16 – 22)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we concluded our series on child identity theft. We also looked into threat actors and campaigns that ride the COVID-19 train, namely the criminal group APT36 and threat actors purporting to be the World Health Organization (WHO) but instead spreading malware. Lastly, we have tips for those who are working at home to stay secu
Publish At:2020-03-23 13:16 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security APT36 awis covid-19 emotet fake news mone

A week in security (March 2 – 8)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we fired up part 1 of our series on child identity theft, asked how well law enforcement can deal with cybercriminals, and took a trip down the memory lane of moral panic. We also looked at the positives and negatives of VPNs and examined our own progress in the fight against stalkerware, spyware, and monitoring apps. Other cy
Publish At:2020-03-09 17:34 | Read:540 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security awis cathay pacific co

A week in security (February 17 – 23)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we highlighted the benefits and concerns of identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), an identity management scheme deployed from the cloud; reported on scammers and squatters taking advantage of Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter typos; and gave a high-level overview of RobbinHood, the latest ransomware baddie to specifically target organizations.
Publish At:2020-02-24 15:54 | Read:492 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis BlueKeep catfishing Chrome Extension

A week in security (February 10 – 16)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explained how to battle online coronavirus scams with facts, discussed the persistent re-infection techniques of Android/Trojan.xHelper and how to remove it, provided cyber tips for safe online dating, and showed how Hollywood teaches us misleading cybersecurity lessons. We also released the 2020 State of Malware Report
Publish At:2020-02-18 15:49 | Read:595 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security accusoft CISO coronavirus Dell emotet Equ

A week in security (February 3 – 9)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at Washington state’s latest efforts in providing better data privacy rights for their residents, and we dove into some of the many questions regarding fintech: What is it? How secure is it? And what are some of the problems in the space? We also detailed a new adware family that our researchers had been tracking
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A week in security (January 27 – February 2)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at the strengths and weaknesses of the Zero Trust model, gave you the low-down on spear phishing, and took a delve into the world of securing the managed service provider (MSP). Other cybersecurity news UN compromised via Sharepoint hack: An extraordinary tale highlighting that absolutely nobody is safe when bad thi
Publish At:2020-02-03 16:50 | Read:496 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security cybersecurity news inf

A week in security (January 20 – 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we reported on a Ryuk ransomware attack on The Tampa Bay Times, a newspaper in Florida; unmasked an elaborate browser locking scheme behind the more advanced tech support operations that are currently active; and looked at the latest laws on regulating deepfakes. Other cybersecurity news Cisco’s Talos Intelligence Group
Publish At:2020-01-27 16:50 | Read:682 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Apple awis blog recap breach facebook phi

A week in security (January 13 – 19)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we taught you how to prevent a rootkit attack, explained what data enrichment means, informed you about new rules on deepfakes in the US, and demonstrated how backdoors in elastic servers expose private data. Other cybersecurity news An online group of cybersecurity analysts calling themselves Intrusion Truth have revea
Publish At:2020-01-20 16:50 | Read:693 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security apt40 Cisco citrix data enrichment deepfa

A week in security (January 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we told readers how to check the safety of websites and their related files, explored the shady behavior taking place within the billion-dollar search industry, broke down the top six ways that hackers target retail businesses, and put a spotlight on the ransomware family Phobos. We also broke a major new story when we dis
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A week in security (December 30 – January 5)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took a dive into edge computing, looked at new web skimmer techniques, and rolled our eyes at silly people doing silly things. Other cybersecurity news: Stills and chills: A Reddit user notices their security camera is grabbing stills from other people’s devices. (Source: Reddit) Tik Tok, the clock has stopped: The US Mili
Publish At:2020-01-06 21:50 | Read:796 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security CISO malware skimmer tiktok week in secur

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