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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took a closer look at the technical and reputational challenges for Facebook as it tries to integrate secure messaging across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. We explored Google’s latest attempts to change how the public sees—literally—web browser URLs, gave some of our best tips on how to safely browse the Internet at work, and detailed a unique spam campaign … [Read more...]

How to browse the Internet safely at work

This Safer Internet Day, we teamed up with ethical hacking and web application security company Detectify to provide security tips for both workplace Internet users and web developers. This article is aimed at employees of all levels. If you’re a programmer looking to create secure websites, visit Detectify’s blog to read their guide to HTTP security headers for web developers. More and more … [Read more...]

TLS 1.3 is nearly here

TLS stands for “Transport Layer Security” and it’s rather important. Why’s that? Oh, I’m glad you asked. Here’s me, yelling my password across the office to you: “PASSWORD!!!” You heard me loud and clear, right? But so did basically anyone else nearby. Now let’s work in a little TLS love and attention, and yell again: “Large pile of … [Read more...]

IPv6, it’s waiting for you

IPv6 is an expression IT professionals are likely to have seen or heard at one time, but what exactly is it? Let us give you a quick introduction, and then try to explain what it does differently by comparing it to its predecessor, IPv4. IPv4 and IPv6 are both Internet communications protocols designed as an identification and location systems for networked devices. This allows people to direct … [Read more...]