Breaking the attack chain

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:52:56 +0000

The attack chain is evolving, out-thinking traditional, signature-based endpoint security. See how Malwarebytes breaks the chains, defeating advanced threats with new technologies.

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Tackling the myths surrounding cyberbullying

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:00:52 +0000

Misconceptions abound when it comes to cyberbullying. In this post, we’ll identify six of these “myths” and then explain why they’re worth discrediting.

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Interview with a malware hunter: Pieter Arntz

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:00:26 +0000

Welcome to our new series: interview with a malware hunter. In these Q&A sessions, we’ll take you behind the scenes to get to know our malware intelligence crew.

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Information stolen? What now?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 15:00:51 +0000

Identifying and removing the malware is our job, but what do you need to do yourself, to control the aftermath of malware that steals interesting information from an infected computer?

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Privacy Awareness Week: A primer

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 15:00:24 +0000

The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) began an initiative called Privacy Awareness Week, or PAW, with the purpose of educating users about current privacy issues and promoting the importance of keeping their personal information safe. This remains the core of why it exists for more than a decade now.

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Why you don’t need 27 different passwords

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Thu, 04 May 2017 14:00:33 +0000

People have to remember an average of 27 different passwords today—and they need to be long, not obvious, have special characters, and you can’t write them down. We’re here to tell you: stop doing that. Here’s how you can protect your data and your sanity without having to remember all those passwords.

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An Infosec Spring clean

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 02 May 2017 15:00:56 +0000

Spring has indeed sprung, but it’s never too late to have a wander through your security settings and features. Unfortunately, we have so many accounts these days that it’s hard to keep track of them all, but this round-up may help you on your way.

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Do I have Malwarebytes or a tech support scam?

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:00:49 +0000

A lot of companies don’t make it all too clear who their tech support is. Given the wide variety in how legitimate companies handle their support, how can you tell the difference between tech support and a tech support scam? We point out how to differentiate us from a tech support scammer.

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How to fight security fatigue

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:55 +0000

We live in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. Each day, whether it’s from TV news, phone notifications, online browsing, social media, or even the good old fashioned paper, we hear stories of the increasing dangers of cybercrime. Cyberthreats are growing more serious! Russian hacker starts his own ransomware service! Experts say tech support…

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3, 2, 1, GO! Make backups of your data!

Credit to Author: Jean Taggart| Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:00:06 +0000

One of the best defenses against ransomware is having a good backup strategy. Having good backups protects your data against all sorts of unpleasant mishaps. A useful rule of thumb called the “3-2-1 rule”, learn about it here.

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What are exploits? (And why you should care)

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:25 +0000

At one point in the not-so-distant past, exploits were responsible for delivering 80 percent of malware to people’s systems. But exploits seem to be experiencing a lull today. Does this mean they’re gone for good or is this simply the calm before the storm? Let’s break down this stealthy threat so you can not only know your enemy, but also be appropriately prepared should the exploit attacks return.

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