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    • 26 octobre 2021How social media mistakes can impact cybersecurity
      We talked to members of our Malware Removal Support team and asked them what kind of problems they get asked to solve for our customers. To understand why they get to handle these questions, it is also necessary to know that the Malwarebytes software is unable to resolve the problems users are facing. Many of these problems can be categorized under the header of trusting the wrong people. Privacy …

    • 26 octobre 2021Patch now to bypass Firefox add-ons that abuse the proxy API to deny updates
      In a Firefox security announcement, Mozilla said 455,000 users have downloaded Firefox add-ons that interfere with how they connect to the internet. The interference in itself was not the deciding factor, however. The add-ons abused the proxy API to prevent users who had installed them from downloading updates, accessing updated blocklists, and updating remotely configured content. What is the pro …

    • 25 octobre 2021A week in security (Oct 18 – Oct 24)
      Last week on Malwarebytes Labs Multiple vulnerabilities in popular WordPress plugin WP Fastest Cache.“Killware”: Is it just as bad as it sounds?REvil ransomware disappears after Tor services hijacked.Protect yourself from BlackMatter ransomware: Advice issued.q-logger skimmer keeps Magecart attacks going.How to delete your Snapchat account.High school student rickrolls entire school district, and …

    • 22 octobre 2021Ransomware: Why do backups fail when you need them most?
      It’s widely known, and endlessly repeated, that the last, best line of defence against the potentially devastating effects of a ransomware attack is your backups. So why do we keep hearing things like this: We’re also feeling relatively confident, we have a very good backup system … and then we find out at about four or five hours after the [ransomware] attack that our backup system is …

    • 22 octobre 2021We dig into the Game Players Code
      Gaming security is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Rightly so; it’s a huge target for scammers and malware authors. Malicious ads, fake games, survey scams, phishing attacks…whatever you can think of, it’s in use. Some target kids and steal their accounts, selling them on. Others go after parents, who have their payment details tied to various platforms and consoles. Whatever the s …

    • 22 octobre 2021A bug is about to confuse a lot of computers by turning back time 20 years
      For those of you that remember the fuss about the Y2K bug, this story may sound familiar. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning to Critical Infrastructure (CI) owners and operators, and other users who get the time from GPS, about a GPS Daemon (GPSD) bug in GPSD versions 3.20 through 3.22. Y2K If you don’t remember the Y2K bug, let me remind you q …

    • 21 octobre 2021Update now! Chrome fixes more security issues
      For the third time in a month Google has issued an update to patch for several security issues. This time the update patches 19 vulnerabilities, of which 5 are classified as “high” risk vulnerabilities. In an update announcement for Chrome 95.0.4638.54, Google specifies the 16 vulnerabilities that were found by external researchers. The CVEs Publicly disclosed computer security flaws are listed in …

    • 21 octobre 2021Chrome targeted by Magnitude exploit kit
      Exploit kits (EK) are not as widespread as they used to be. One of the reasons is likely that most exploit kits targeted software that is hardly ever used anymore. Internet Explorer, Silverlight, and Flash Player to name a few, have been deprecated, replaced, and quickly lost their user-base. So, just when you start thinking there is one less threat to worry much about, researchers have found an e …

    • 20 octobre 2021High school student rickrolls entire school district, and gets praised
      A student at a high school in Cook County successfully hacked into the Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices of one of the largest school districts in Illinois, and gave everyone a surprise. Minh (aka @WhiteHoodHacker on Twitter) who attends Elk Grove—a name that curiously resembles the home town of legendary anti-hero, Ash Williams—rickrolled the entire Township High School District 214. In case you d …

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    • 22 octobre 2021Week in security with Tony Anscombe
      How to break into cybersecurity – Is your password easy to guess? – Shining a spotlight on the security risks of shadow IT The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 21 octobre 2021Cybersecurity careers: What to know and how to get started
      Want to help make technology safer for everyone? Love solving puzzles? Looking for a rewarding career? Break into cybersecurity! Insights from ESET researchers Aryeh Goretsky and Cameron Camp will put you on the right track. The post Cybersecurity careers: What to know and how to get started appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 20 octobre 2021Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine
      Brave Search will become the default search option for new users in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France, with more countries to follow soon The post Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 19 octobre 2021A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords
      Security professionals advise to never use ‘beef stew’ as a password. It just isn’t stroganoff. The post A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

    • 15 octobre 2021Week in security with Tony Anscombe
      Phishing and how to avoid taking the bait – Offboarding employees securely – Why old malware refuses to die The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity …

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