Mobile Menace Monday: Is Fuchsia OS the end of Android?

Credit to Author: Gleb Malygin| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:10:25 +0000

The next major Android version will be Android Q and not Android 9.1 Pie. In parallel, Google is also developing a new operating system based on its own microkernel called Fuchsia. Will this be the OS that replaces Android? Read on to find out.

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A week in security (December 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:58:31 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 10–16, including facial recognition technology, abandoned USB sticks, even more trouble at Facebook, Google bugs, and more.

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How threat actors are using SMB vulnerabilities

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

SMB vulnerabilities have been so successful for criminals that they’ve been used in some of the most devastating ransomware and Trojan attacks of the last two years. Learn how they work and how your organization can protect against them.

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Compromising vital infrastructure: the power grid

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

How are we doing at protecting the vital infrastructure of our power grid and its components against physical and cyberattacks?

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Data scraping treasure trove found in the wild

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:56:54 +0000

3 large databases containing scraped content landed in front of security researchers. How bad is it?

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Flurry of new Mac malware drops in December

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Multiple new pieces of Mac malware have appeared in December, all distributed through different means, but all opening backdoors on infected computers.

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A week in security (December 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:10 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 3–9, including a new Mac malware, new Flash zero-day vulnerability, new Malwarebytes report focusing on current undetectable malware, and breaches happening left and right.

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Something else is phishy: How to detect phishing attempts on mobile

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:00:56 +0000

Phishing is more problematic on smartphones than on desktops. Not only that, approaches to handling phishing attacks on mobile are quite different because their techniques are also different. So, how can users sniff out a mobile phish? Let us count the ways.

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Mac malware combines EmPyre backdoor and XMRig miner

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:57:36 +0000

New Mac malware is using the EmPyre backdoor and the XMRig cryptominer to drain processor power—and possibly worse.

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New Flash Player zero-day used against Russian facility

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:44:59 +0000

An APT group is using a new Flash Player zero-day that was used a lure targeting a Russian-based clinic

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Breaches, breaches everywhere, it must be the season

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:57:59 +0000

Where are all these major breaches coming from? What should we do if we are a victim? And how can we as a company prevent them?

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