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A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we tried to unlock the future of the password (its vulnerabilities, current alternatives, and possible future disappearance), analyzed the lagging response by many businesses in adopting a patch for Pulse VPN vulnerability, looked at Instagram’s bulked-up security against phishing emails scams, and were reminded that ransomwar
Publish At:2019-10-21 16:50 | Read:313 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon Dark Web domestic abuse domestic a

Why all organizations must better protect sensitive data

About two weeks ago, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off with a new message stressing personal responsibility for users keeping themselves safe online: “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” NCSAM asked users to consider best practices for both securing their own devices and protecting sensitive data. But personal responsibility in cyberse
Publish At:2019-10-17 23:20 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business cybersecurity cybersecurity awareness data security

How to protect against stalkerware, a murky but dangerous mobile threat

Last week, we pledged that—in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness months—we would continue the fight against the online scourge known as stalkerware, or applications used to track and spy on victims without their knowing consent. We told readers that, despite working to protect against stalkerware programs for more th
Publish At:2019-10-09 11:20 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware domestic abuse domestic violence monitoring moni

For Cybersecurity and Domestic Violence Awareness months, we pledge to fight stalkerware

Starting today, two hallmark holidays are upon us. No, it’s not Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s both Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s no coincidence these two awareness campaigns overlap. What were once seen as separate realities—the physical and the digital—are increasingly blurred as our offices, schools, and ho
Publish At:2019-10-01 23:20 | Read:182 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware Browser guard cyberstalking domestic violence do

Head of 'StealthGenie' mobile stalking app indicted for selling spyware

In what US officials say is the first-ever case of its kind, the maker of a mobile spyware app marketed at people who want to stalk their partners has been indicted in the state of Virginia, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Monday.The feds arrested Hammad Akbar, 31, of Lahore, Pakistan, in Los Angeles on Saturday.Akbar is the CEO of the company that a
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