Knowing when it’s worth the risk: riskware explained

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 19:22:47 +0000

Riskware is a type of software that, while considered legitimate, can still put users at risk in some way. Learn why anti-malware vendors detect it, and how to tell whether the apps you use are riskware or not.

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Vulnerabilities in financial mobile apps put consumers and businesses at risk

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 16:30:00 +0000

It’s good to know that your bank’s website boasts that little green padlock, promotes secure communication, and follows a two-factor authentication (2FA) scheme. But are their mobile apps equally secure?

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Of hoodies and headphones: a spotlight on risks surrounding audio output devices

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:15:34 +0000

For years, researchers have been poking holes in our audio output devices in the name of security and privacy. They’ve found many ways our headphones can be hacked or otherwise compromised. Learn what they discovered, and how you can secure your own.

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Explained: like-farming

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Like-farming is a popular method on social media to harvest as many likes and shares as possible in order to increase the value of a site or domain. But what happens when scammers get in the game?

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Reputation management in the age of cyberattacks against businesses

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:15:59 +0000

A business’s reputation takes years to build. With the current climate of data breaches, unsurprisingly, destroying it could only take seconds. What can businesses do to protect their brands from a fallout following a cybersecurity incident? In this post, we answer these questions and more.

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Google Chrome announces plans to improve URL display, website identity

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:16:47 +0000

The search giant isn’t “killing” (a.k.a. getting rid of) the URL, unlike some sensationalist and eye-rolling headlines have put it. They are slowly giving it a facelift.

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How to browse the Internet safely at work

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:00:44 +0000

This Safer Internet Day, we’re presenting a guideline to employees on how to navigate the online trenches safely, whether they’re on their desktop computers, company-owned laptops, or mobile devices. Who wants to be the one responsible for a breach? No one.

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Interview with a malware hunter: Jérôme Segura

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000

In our series called “Interview with a malware hunter,” we turn to Jerome Segura, Head of Threat Intelligence at Malwarebytes. In this Q&A session, we’ll take you behind the scenes to get to know one of our malware intelligence crew.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:00:57 +0000

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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All the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Why would a criminal want to hack your phone? Perhaps the better question may be: Why wouldn’t they? We take a look at all the reasons hackers have for breaking into your most precious device—and what you can do to stop it.

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