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October 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday 

October 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday  Each year seems to go by more quickly than the last, and here we are – already into the fourth and last quarter of this year that feels as if it just started. Microsoft updates have already been in the news this month, and not in a good way. […] … [Read more...]

A week in security (September 24 – 30)

Last week on Labs was a busy one. We discussed how SMS phishing attacks target the job market, issued a warning for TV Licensing phishes, commented on how Apple confused Safari users with recent changes to how OSX handles browser extensions, and elaborated on holes found in Mojave’s privacy protection—deep breath! We also showed how a buggy implementation of CVE-2018-8373 vulnerability is used to … [Read more...]

A week in security (September 10 – 16)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we assessed the security of a portable router, identified ways to waste a scammer’s time, named the many faces of omnichannel fraud, questioned the security of 2FAs, profiled a massive tech support scam operation, and exposed a new HMRC phishing campaign. Other cybersecurity news: Trend Micro addressed the burning questions related to their Mac App store apps … [Read more...]

Blocks for Flash and others coming to Office 365

If you’re a user of Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, you’re probably aware that they’ve been used as inroads for malware for a long, long time. But what about malware attacks without Macros? Sure. Macro malware for Macs? That, too. Malicious documents and spying tools? Danger, Will Robinson. We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that monthly … [Read more...]

A week in security (May 7 – May 13)

Last week on Labs, we looked at the case of a fake Android AV, an annoying adware that goes by the name of Kuik, the return of threat actors behind the Shopper Stop tech scam, a new Netflix phishing scam, the recent zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, and the insufficiency of merely relying on the presence of the green padlock. Also, in a brief blog post, we talked about why we removed … [Read more...]

Stolen security logos used to falsely endorse PUPs

To gain the trust of users, many websites and companies feature the logos of reputable firms who endorse their products. Unfortunately, some unseemly companies do the same, using logos of companies who have not, in fact, endorsed their product in order to trick people into thinking that what they are about to install is legitimate. Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are masters in this trade of … [Read more...]

Did the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update “Balloon” Your VM? Here’s How to Fix That!

Microsoft released the long-anticipated Window 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17. With new features like the People Bar (as well as Cortana and Edge improvements), many Windows 10 users were looking forward to this update and installed it right away. I was one of those who did so. The features and stability improvements were [...] The post Did the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update “Balloon” Your … [Read more...]

DirectX and Parallels Desktop 13 Support

For a Windows application that does lots of complex or 3D graphics, there are two popular Windows APIs used by the developers of these applications: DirectX or OpenGL. Together with the graphics card in your Mac, these APIs determine the performance of these applications in a Windows VM running in Parallels Desktop® for Mac. Since [...] The post DirectX and Parallels Desktop 13 Support appeared … [Read more...]

Comparing Parallels Desktop 13 and Fusion 10: macOS and Windows Integration

Over 600 man-years of development have been invested in Parallels Desktop® for Mac. Our latest product, Parallels Desktop 13, is the culmination of all this effort to run Windows on Mac®. Utilizing a virtual machine for your end-user goals is a great way to save time, money, and space. Since 2006, Parallels Desktop has been [...] The post Comparing Parallels Desktop 13 and Fusion 10: macOS and … [Read more...]

Comparing Parallels Desktop 13 and VMware Fusion 10: Ease of Use

Over 600 man-years of development have been invested in Parallels Desktop® for Mac. Our latest product, Parallels Desktop 13, is the culmination of all this effort to run Windows on Mac®. Utilizing a virtual machine to achieve your end-user goals is a great way to save time, money, and space. Since 2006, Parallels Desktop has [...] The post Comparing Parallels Desktop 13 and VMware Fusion 10: Ease … [Read more...]