Website misconfigurations and other errors to avoid

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Website misconfigurations can lead to hacking, malfunction, and worse. We take a look at recent mishaps and advise site owners on how to lock down their platforms.

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Stalkerware advertising ban by Google a welcome, if incomplete, step

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:03:43 +0000

Google will no longer allow advertising of stalkerware and spyware tools, but a written exception could allow some companies to skirt the rules.

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A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:30:09 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 6 – 12, including a look at pre-installed malware on some Android phones, and a Mac malware mystery.

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Threat spotlight: WastedLocker, customized ransomware

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:10:37 +0000

WastedLocker ransomware, attributed to the Russian Evil Corp gang, is such a targeted threat, you might call it a custom-built ransomware family.

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We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0000

We discovered yet another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

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Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:20:00 +0000

We discovered a new Mac malware, ThiefQuest, that appeared to be ransomware at first glance. However, once we dug in deeper, we found out its true identity—and intention.

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Lock and Code S1Ep10: Pulling apart the Internet of Things with JP Taggart

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about the Internet of Things.

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Credit card skimmer targets ASP.NET sites

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:36:50 +0000

This unusual web skimmer campaign goes after sites running Microsoft’s IIS servers with an outdated version of the ASP.NET framework.

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