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A week in security (August 1 – 7)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Have we lost the fight for data privacy? Lock and Code S03E16Wrestling star Mick Foley’s Twitter compromised, selling PS5 consolesMillions of Arris routers are vulnerable to path traversal attacksWhen a sextortion victim fights backHow to protect yourself and your kids against device theftFor months, JusTalk messages were a
Publish At:2022-08-08 07:55 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security arris blog recap blog roundup Cisco VPN F

Have we lost the fight for data privacy? Lock and Code S03E16

At the end of 2021, Lock and Code invited the folks behind our news-driven cybersecurity and online privacy blog, Malwarebytes Labs, to discuss what upset them most about cybersecurity in the year prior. Today, we’re bringing those same guests back to discuss the other, biggest topic in this space and on this show: Data privacy. You see, in 2021, a
Publish At:2022-08-01 11:52 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Crisis Text Line Data privacy facebook Google lock a

In post-Roe US, experts share how to keep your data private

In the weeks since the Supreme Court of the United States removed a nationwide right to choose to have an abortion, millions of Americans have been forced to relearn what is and isn’t safe to do online, as their actions, words, and choices—many of which are tracked digitally—could potentially be used as evidence of wrongdoing in the future. Complicating t
Publish At:2022-07-27 11:52 | Read:357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy abortion Digital Defense Fund Dobbs v. Jackson Women

Roe v. Wade: How the cops can use your data: Lock and Code S03E15

On the evening of June 23, in the United States, millions of women went to bed with a Constitutional right to choose to have an abortion, and they went to bed with the many assurances that are tied to that right—to speak about getting an abortion, to organize and provide support to those seeking abortions, to search for abortion services safely online, to di
Publish At:2022-07-18 11:52 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast abortion cops Data privacy EFF Electronic Frontier F

When good-faith hacking gets people arrested, with Harley Geiger: Lock and Code S03E14

When Lock and Code host David Ruiz talks to hackers—especially good-faith hackers who want to dutifully report any vulnerabilities they uncover in their day-to-day work—he often hears about one specific law in hushed tones of fear: the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA, is a decades-old hacking law in the United Stat
Publish At:2022-07-04 16:02 | Read:563 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast cfaa Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Department of Just

A week in security (June 13 – June 19)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Serious vulnerabilities found in ITarian software, patches available for SaaS productsUpdate Chrome now: Four high risk vulnerabilities foundTaking down the IP2Scam tech support campaignDon’t panic! “Unpatchable” Mac vulnerability discoveredIntroducing Malwarebytes Vulnerability Assessment for OneView: How to check for Comm
Publish At:2022-06-20 09:02 | Read:406 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security chrome confluence Confluence vulnerabilit

Hunting down your data with Whitney Merrill: Lock and Code S03E11

Depending on where you live, you can ask a company to hand over all the data it has collected about you and, in a matter of weeks as mandated by law, that company has to fork that information over. Whether the company will abide on time, however, is a different story. In the European Union, the United Kingdom, and California, consumers have a leg up
Publish At:2022-05-23 12:59 | Read:543 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast California Consumer Privacy Act California Privacy R

College closes down after ransomware attack

Lincoln College, one of the few rural schools in Illinois, said that it will permanently close on Friday, May 13, after 157 years, partly due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and partly due to a long recovery after a ransomware attack in December 2021. The institution notified the Illinois Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission
Publish At:2022-05-12 09:01 | Read:1289 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware covid-19 Department of Higher Education and Highe

FBI warns food and agriculture to brace for seasonal ransomware attacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently released a Private Industry Notification warning agriculture cooperatives (also known as “farmers’ co-ops”) of the looming danger of well-timed ransomware attacks. The agency warns that during the critical planting and harvesting seasons, attacks could result in the theft of proprietary inf
Publish At:2022-04-28 16:44 | Read:1852 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Vital infrastructure blackbyte BlackMatter conti

US warns of APT groups that can “gain full system access” to some industrial control systems

An “exceptionally rare and dangerous” advanced persistent threat (APT) malware kit, containing custom-made tools designed to target some of North America’s industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices, appears to have been caught before it could be let loose on America’s oil refineries and po
Publish At:2022-04-20 12:48 | Read:1509 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vital infrastructure darkside ICS Lesley Carhart lock and co

A week in security (April 4 – 10)

p>Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Why data protection and privacy are not the same, and why that matters: Lock and Code S03E09YouTube channels of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, and other musicians compromisedSuccessful operations against Russian Sandworm and Strontium groups targeting Ukraine revealedDon’t enter your recovery phrase! Phishers
Publish At:2022-04-11 08:52 | Read:2190 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Cash App Colibri Loader D-Link gitlab har

A week in security (March 28 – April 3)

p>Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: New UAC-0056 activity: There’s a Go Elephant in the roomGlobant suffers network breach due to LAPSUS$ compromiseUpdate now! Apple patches two zero-day vulnerabilities that may have been actively exploitedHive ransomware impacts California non-profit health organisationMITRE ATT&CK® Evaluation results: Malwarebytes’ ef
Publish At:2022-04-04 08:51 | Read:783 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security A little gift for you Apple Chrome 100 Ch

De-Googling Carey Parker’s (and your) life: Lock and Code S03E06

Three years ago, a journalist for Gizmodo named Kashmir Hill wanted to understand what life was like without “Big Tech.” Far from a “digital detox” retreat—the kind of which were popular with exceedingly plugged-in, very online types of mid-20s and early-30s folks—Hill’s experiment with technology abstinence was colored by r
Publish At:2022-03-14 16:43 | Read:1740 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast amazon Amazon web services Android Apple Big Tech Ch

How Crisis Text Line crossed the line in the public’s mind: Lock and Code S03E05

Last month, Politico reported that Crisis Text Line, a national mental health support nonprofit whose volunteers help people through text-based chats, was sharing those chats with a for-profit company that Crisis Text Line spun-off in an attempt to boost funding for itself. That for-profit venture, called Loris.AI, received “anonymized” conversational data f
Publish At:2022-02-28 16:43 | Read:2415 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast Crisis Text Line Data privacy lock and code lock and

Ban Pegasus spyware, urges European Union Data Protection Supervisor

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has urged the EU to ban the development and deployment of spyware with the capabilities of Pegasus to protect fundamental rights and freedoms. What is Pegasus? On July 18, a group of 17 newspaper and media organizations—aided by Amnesty International’s Security Lab and the research group Citizen Lab—reveal
Publish At:2022-02-16 12:46 | Read:1426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware edps EU lock and code NSO Group Pegasus

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