Lock and Code S1Ep13: Monitoring the safety of parental monitoring apps with Emory Roane

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 15:30:00 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Emory Roane, policy counsel at Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, about parental monitoring apps.

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A week in security (February 17 – 23)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:32:34 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including cloud identity management, a noteworthy Twitter scam-tastrophy, RobbinHood ransomware, and more.

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QxSearch hijacker fakes failed installs

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:06:16 +0000

QxSearch is a group of search hijackers that try to make the user think the install failed or was incomplete. Is it that they don’t want to be found and removed? Or just bad programming?

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Browser push notifications: a feature asking to be abused

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:03:05 +0000

Whoever invented browser push notifications must have been able to guess they would be abused for advertising. This post explains what they are and how to disable them.

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How to tighten security and increase privacy on your browser

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:41:05 +0000

Is your browser secure and private enough by design or do you need to worry about security, privacy, fingerprinting, ads, and cookies yourself?

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A week in security (October 1 – 7)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:31:56 +0000

A roundup of the security news from October 1–7 including National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, LoJack, fileless malware, and BYOS.

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Rogue Chrome extension pushes tech support scam

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:22:42 +0000

Google Chrome may be one of the more secure browsers but an increasing number of malicious extensions are being forced onto users. The one we analyze can hide itself and receive commands from a remote server in order to hijack the browser with incessant offers, fraud and even tech support scams.

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