A week in security (January 14 – 20)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:48:38 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 14 to 20, including APT10, Fallout EK, Colllection 1 data, Youtube challenges, hosting malicious sites and a Fortnite security flaw.

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Something else is phishy: How to detect phishing attempts on mobile

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:00:56 +0000

Phishing is more problematic on smartphones than on desktops. Not only that, approaches to handling phishing attacks on mobile are quite different because their techniques are also different. So, how can users sniff out a mobile phish? Let us count the ways.

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A week in security (May 7 – May 13)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 17:18:24 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 7 – May 13, including a new zero-day for Internet Explorer, a Netflix phishing scam, a worm found in Facebook’s Messenger, and more.

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HTTPS: why the green padlock is not enough

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 09 May 2018 16:30:32 +0000

Cheap hosting deals offering free certificates have made the green padlock a less convincing sign of security. Here’s what to look for to ensure a website is safe to visit.

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Cybersecurity New Year’s resolutions, you say? Why not.

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

It’s no surprise that our resolutions are usually about health, finances, relationships, and self-improvement. As all of us live digital lives, too, why not think up cybersecurity New Year’s resolution that concern our online health and safety?

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Release the KRACKen: flaw in Wi-Fi security leaves users vulnerable

Credit to Author: Jean Taggart| Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:44:37 +0000

A serious flaw in the wireless protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks has been discovered. If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. This feasible attack, dubbed KRACK, could abuse design or implementation flaws in the Wi-Fi standard, not some specific hardware. 

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