A week in security (January 15 – January 21)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:53:06 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 15 to January 21, featuring the culprit behind the false Hawaii missile alarm, New Year’s cybersecurity resolutions, Mega Millions scams, and more.

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Cybersecurity New Year’s resolutions, you say? Why not.

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

It’s no surprise that our resolutions are usually about health, finances, relationships, and self-improvement. As all of us live digital lives, too, why not think up cybersecurity New Year’s resolution that concern our online health and safety?

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New Chrome and Firefox extensions block their removal to hijack browsers

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Two new extensions in Firefox and Chrome force install then hide from the user. Learn how you can protect yourself against them and remove them manually.

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A coin miner with a “Heaven’s Gate”

Credit to Author: hasherezade| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

The Heaven’s Gate technique has been around since 2009. But now coin miners are using it to maximize their performance in the target architecture.

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Be wary of Mega Millions winner “giveaway” on social media

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:12:47 +0000

Twitter’s abuzz as a 20-year-old Mega Millions winner claims to be giving away free money for retweets and Amazon purchases. Is this for real?

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A week in security (January 8 – January 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:24:48 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 8 to January 14, including Meltdown and Spectre fallout, apps with naughty ads, and cybercrime surrounding the Winter Olympics.

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Cookies: Should I worry about them?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:16:18 +0000

Are cookies a threat? The answer depends on how much you care about privacy. Learn how to manage cookies and stay in control of your data.

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A week in security (January 1 – January 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:48:57 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 1 to January 7, including Meltdown and Spectre updates, miners, wire fraud refunds, and fake apps on Google Play.

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A week in security (December 11 – December 17)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:45:39 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from December 11 to December 17, including the net neutrality ruling, adult site advertising, and Bitcoin-related scams.

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Stripchat bot spells block

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:26:29 +0000

Learn why Malwarebytes is blocking a sub-domain of an adult website.

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Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:50:29 +0000

German users are being targeted with a rogue patch for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

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