A week in security (February 12 – February 18)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at a huge Android cryptomining campaign, malicious apps on Google Play, and some Apple scams doing the rounds. We also explored the world of healthcare security, and dived into the land of scammy Valentine’s Day tricks and cheats. Other news Thought the Equifax breach couldn’t get any worse? You might want to take a seat. (Source: The … [Read more...]

The 6 malware culprits at every workplace

No matter how many times your IT staff tells employees not to download software and  no matter how many policies and  employee handbooks, it is inevitable, an employee is going to put  your network at risk by bending or breaking those rules. … [Read more...]

February 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

It’s that time again. February is the shortest month of the year, which means we have fewer days to get all the work done that needs to be done. As usual on this Patch Tuesday, February 13, Microsoft released a slew of updates … [Read more...]

2018 Olympics Site Snowed Under by Hackers: Who’s Responsible?

Just four days in and the 2018 Winter Olympics have already seen their fair share of setbacks. First, there’s the norovirus, which has reportedly infected 194 athletes, then there’s the gale force winds, disrupting and postponing events. But forces of nature aside, the most formidable threat so far has been digital. … [Read more...]

Bad Karma: Typosquatters Set Up Fake ‘Reddit.co’ To Steal User Credentials

Aggregator and social network Reddit.com is one of the most popular websites on the internet. In fact, the site it touts itself as the “front page of the internet." But that level of popularity has made it a target for fraudsters, and now, Reddit users, especially those with clumsy fingers, might be at risk.  … [Read more...]

Hottest cybersecurity stories that shook the world in January

With so much cybersecruity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI security round-up of the three top cybersecurity stories of January 2018. … [Read more...]

Security and compliance: Related but different

In the IT world, security and compliance are frequently mentioned in the same breath. While the two seem to be joined at the hip in this regulation-heavy era, it’s important to understand that the concepts are not synonymous. … [Read more...]

Digital Threats to Democracy—Real and Imagined

Democracy is in many ways about protecting freedoms, the freedom of the press, the freedom to bear arms, to arm bears, to vote in elections, and much more. With the advancement of technology, many feel these freedoms are under threat and the alleged Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election has brought the subject under intense scrutiny. … [Read more...]

Follow-up: Spectre and Meltdown, one month late

In the first week of this new year, I – along with almost every member of the technology writing community – wrote about two major processor security flaws called Meltdown and Spectre, which affect a huge proportion of the computers and devices that are in use today all over the world. Between the two, everyone […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup – January 2018

As long as you’re running operating systems and applications, whether on local devices that access the cloud or on virtual servers that “live” in a cloud datacenter somewhere, you must keep that software up to date and ensure that vulnerabilities are patched as quickly as possible. … [Read more...]