Mac threat detections on the rise in 2019

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:40:06 +0000

For the first time ever, Mac threats broke into Malwarebytes’ top five overall detections of 2019. Take a look at this and other telemetry that shows Mac malware is certainly on the rise.

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Hyperlink auditing: where has my option to disable it gone?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:59:17 +0000

Hyperlink auditing is not a new way to track website users, but it could become more popular, as many browsers are taking away user options to disable it.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:05:33 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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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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Safari users: Where did your extensions go?

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Safari has begun blocking legacy extensions installed from outside the Extensions Gallery. Unfortunately, implementation of this policy has been abrupt, with little explanation for users on why their extensions are being yanked. Let’s look at how Apple’s new policy and how its application impacts security.

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Google: Security Keys Neutralized Employee Phishing

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:34:38 +0000

Google has not had any of its 85,000+ employees successfully phished on their work-related accounts since early 2017, when it began requiring all employees to use physical Security Keys in place of passwords and one-time codes, the company told KrebsOnSecurity.

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