A week in security (June 8 – 14)

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

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of June 8 – 14, including the Honda ransomware attack, search hijackers, and what to look for in an RMM platform.

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Beware of scams during this crucial time of CoronaVirus pandemic

Credit to Author: Akshay Singla| Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 10:31:05 +0000

Due to the CoronaVirus pandemic and in this lockdown period, people have free time to spend on mobile phones and laptops. Riding on this wave, fake message creators create fake messages with attractive offers or services on social media. We can see that a large number of fake WhatsApp messages…

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International Women’s Day: awareness of stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps on the rise

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:00:00 +0000

For International Women’s Day, Malwarebytes is measuring the impact of our own campaign to raise awareness and protect users. These are the numbers on stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps.

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Does Your Domain Have a Registry Lock?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:37:11 +0000

If you’re running a business online, few things can be as disruptive or destructive to your brand as someone stealing your company’s domain name and doing whatever they wish with it. Even so, most major Web site owners aren’t taking full advantage of the security tools available to protect their domains from being hijacked. Here’s the story of one recent victim who was doing almost everything possible to avoid such a situation and still had a key domain stolen by scammers.

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Actualiza WhatsApp ya: un bug en los videos MP4 expone los mensajes

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:14:30 +0000

El eslogan de WhatsApp: simple, seguro, mensajería fiable. Anexo necesario de marketing: agujero, actualizar, inmediatamente, vulnerabilidad, MP4. Facebook publicó un aviso de seguridad sobre una vulnerabilidad de desbordamiento de búfer muy peligrosa en WhatsApp, CVE-2019-11931, que podría ser desencadenada por un vídeo MP4 comprometido. Está calificada como una vulnerabilidad de alto riesgo – 7,8 &#8211; [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/aIFTlPehi4A” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:47:58 +0000

Those who install stalkerware with the intent to monitor, control, harass, or otherwise abuse their victims typically get away with it, avoiding legal penalty even if there’s plenty of evidence to suggest their guilt.

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ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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The infamous Spyware – Pegasus, The NSO Group and The WhatsApp snooping saga

Credit to Author: Prachi Sudame| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 07:41:18 +0000

The Indian media is abuzz these days with several news and allegations around snooping on several Indian citizens through a spyware named Pegasus, allegedly delivered through WhatsApp. It’s reported widely that Facebook Inc., the parent company of popular messaging app -WhatsApp, reached out to few users from India (and other…

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