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A week in security (July 25 – July 31)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Update Google Chrome now! New version includes 11 important security patchesLightning Framework, modular Linux malwareMalware spent months hoovering up credit card details from 300 US restaurantsLock down your Neopets account: Data breach being investigatedDemo: Your data has been encrypted! Stopping ransomware attacks with
Publish At:2022-08-01 07:54 | Read:517 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security backdoor blog recap blog roundup bytedanc

Microsoft clamps down on RDP brute-force attacks in Windows 11

It wasn’t so long ago that we were wondering what improvements Windows 11 would make in the security stakes. Well, we haven’t had to wait too long to find out. Windows 11 build 22528.1000 and up will tackle one of the more common entry points for network intruders. Namely, trying to prevent the brute forcing of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) by
Publish At:2022-07-26 11:52 | Read:364 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime ransomware rate limit rdp remote desktop protocol

Does Windows 10 or 11 Need Antivirus Software?

If your PC runs on Windows 10, you’re in very good company. The Microsoft operating system is the most widely used OS in the world. Many Windows 10 users have also been upgraded to Windows 11 through a rollout that began in 2021. Microsoft plans to complete the Windows update by mid-2022.  Unfortunately, its success as a widely used operating system makes Wi
Publish At:2022-06-07 05:40 | Read:582 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tips & Tricks windows 10 windows 11 windows need antivirus V

A week in security (Nov 29 – Dec 5)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: CronRAT targets Linux servers with e-commerce attacksHackers all over the world are targeting Tasmania’s emergency servicesMassive faceprint scraping company Clearview AI hauled over the coalsMost people aren’t upgrading to Windows 11: Not the end of the worldHave you downloaded that Android malware from the Play Store late
Publish At:2021-12-06 08:49 | Read:2150 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Android capcom arcade stadium Clearview AI

Most people aren’t upgrading to Windows 11: Not the end of the world

Windows 11 is experiencing an apparent lack of uptake among Windows users. If this survey is accurate, less than 1% of 10 million PCs surveyed are running the new operating system. In fact, more machines are using Windows XP. That may surprise you. It might even seem like a bit of an embarrassing failure for Microsoft. However, the low numbers could well
Publish At:2021-12-01 08:49 | Read:2660 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness EOL microsoft update upgrade win10 win11 windows 1

Windows 11: Registry Keys, SMB Protocol, and SystemInfo

Windows 11 was released on October 5, 2021. It has several new installation requirements including, most notably, Secure Boot and a Trusted Platform Module. These features can provide a more secure computing environment, but if you need to virtualize a Windows 11 environment, you will need virtualization software that supports this.Although I would normally
Publish At:2021-10-14 23:10 | Read:2449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT SMB Windows 10 Windows 11

Windows 11 is out. Is it any good for security?

Windows 11, the latest operating system (OS) from Microsoft, launches today, and organizations have begun asking themselves when and if they should upgrade from Windows 10 or older versions. The requirements and considerations of each organization will be different, and many things will inform the decisions they make about whether to stick or twist. One of t
Publish At:2021-10-05 06:18 | Read:4599 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news windows windows 11 security

Mice “taking over the world!”, one Windows machine at a time

Famously, Pinky and the Brain were a pair of animated mice that wanted to take over the world. Of course they never succeed, but maybe they just set their sights too high. Because while mice may not be taking over the world yet, they are taking over computers. In the last week, security researchers have reported not one, but two different mice (of the no
Publish At:2021-08-25 10:25 | Read:1492 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities plyg and play razer steelseries

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