Perspectives on Russian hacking

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:42:51 +0000

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the other researchers interviewed.

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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:13:59 +0000

There’s a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore.

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Facebook spammers making things worse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Adding to Facebook’s burden are two spam campaigns. One is aimed at Finnish users and the other was quickly terminated, but we expect both to resurface in one form or another.

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Panerabread.com breach could have impacted millions

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:53:29 +0000

The Panerabread.com breach might have exposed 37 million customers’ data online. What should you do to make sure your security isn’t compromised?

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Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:30:00 +0000

Some gaming portals have been preying on children to get their malicious extensions installed. They use targeted advertizing and offer (already) free games as a reward for installing their adware.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Fake WhatsApp can steal info from your phone

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0000

WhatsApp Plus has the potential to steal information, as it is a variant of Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB, a fake Whatsapp riskware that dates back to mid-2017.

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What Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem means for your data

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Facebook is in the spotlight, as the recent Cambridge Analytica story involving millions of users’ data continues to melt news servers around the world. We strip away the complications and tell you exactly what happened, and why you may want to reconsider your use of social media platforms in 2018.

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“Celebrating Stephen Hawking” with a 419 scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:51:08 +0000

Scammers are using the good name of the recently deceased scientist Stephen Hawking to lure potential victims into a 419 scam, complete with a quiz and large cash prize for the winner.

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A week in security (March 12 – March 18)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:53:29 +0000

A roundup of notable security news from March 12 to 18, including data theft, mobile malware, compromised clients, and more.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Olympics app has more ads than games

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0000

An app claiming to live stream the 2018 Winter Olympics had a short run on Google Play before being flagged for adware.

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