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A week in security (January 11 – January 17)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at IoT problems, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, and how cybercriminals want access to your cloud services. We also explored how VPNs can protect your privacy, and asked if MSPs have picked the right PSA. Other cybersecurity news Hot phishing targets: Some brands are more appealing to scammers than others (Source: ZDNet)Not so private: Student finds way … [Read more...]

Adobe Flash Player reaches end-of-life

“What now? My farm is no longer working. Can you have a look, honey?” Like millions of other people my wife likes to play online browser games. You know, the ones that don’t require a fast connection because your virtual life is not in constant danger, and an occasional harvest is enough to make progress in the game. So, when her browser refused to open her virtual farm, and there were many, … [Read more...]

UNIX Has Always Been More Secure Than Windows

By default, UNIX-based systems are inherently more secure than the Windows operating system. In this article, we describe precisely why that is. … [Read more...]

Getting Started using Robocopy to Transfer Files

In this article, we will explore common scenarios and how Robocopy can be used to make system administrators' lives easier. Using version 10.0.18362 for this article and is the version that comes with Windows 10 1903. … [Read more...]

How to Set Up Windows Defender Custom and Scheduled Scans

Windows Defender comes with Windows 10 is a great way to keep your computer protected from malware. … [Read more...]

UNIX Has Always Been More Secure Than Windows

By default, UNIX-based systems are inherently more secure than the Windows operating system. In this article, we describe precisely why that is. … [Read more...]

How to Change Registry Permissions with PowerShell

The Windows registry can be a goldmine for attackers and clueless employees. There’s no place better suited for introducing security vulnerabilities or completely screwing up a Windows system than the registry. … [Read more...]

Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

Malwarebytes Labs today released the results of our annual study on the state of malware—the 2020 State of Malware Report—and as usual, it’s a doozy. From an increase in enterprise-focused threats to the diversification of sophisticated hacking and stealth techniques, the 2019 threat landscape was shaped by a cybercrime industry that aimed to show it’s all grown up and coming after … [Read more...]

Causes and Solutions for Latency

Sometimes the slowdown of a Windows server occurs because the device or its operating system is outdated. Other times, the slowdown is due to physical constraints on the retrieval, processing, or transmitting of data. There are other causes as we will cover. In any case, the delay between when a command is made and a response is received is referred to as "latency." Latency is a measure of time. … [Read more...]

Condusiv’s V-locity Technology Was Recently Certified as Citrix Ready

  We are proud to announce that Condusiv’s V-locity® I/O reduction software has been certified as Citrix Ready®. The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. V-locity, our innovative and dynamic alternative to costly hardware overhauls, has completed a … [Read more...]