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A week in security (August 20 – 26)

Last week on Labs, we took a look at insider threats, doubled back on the privacy of search browser extensions, profiled green card scams, revisited Defcon badgelife, and talked about what happens to a user’s accounts when they die. Other cybersecurity news There was an archiving error in Twitch HQ. Unfortunately, that left some private user messages (even those with sensitive info in them) … [Read more...]

The digital entropy of death: BSides Manchester

Last week, I gave a talk at BSides Manchester based on a previous blog series for Malwarebytes Labs called “The digital entropy of death.” What do you do when a relative or close friend dies, leaving all of their digital accounts lying around for anyone to break into and make use of? Which companies have provisions in place for being able to “claim” said accounts, offering … [Read more...]