A week in security (April 1 – 7)

Last week, Malwarebytes Labs took readers on a brief tour of some of the world’s most notable data privacy laws, explored how gamers can protect themselves against cyberthreats, and offered thoughts about the reports that a 23-year-old Chinese woman gained access to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort while carrying four cellphones, a hard drive, a laptop, and a thumb drive that was “infected” with malware.
We also provided an in-depth look into the importance of cybersecurity in critical public infrastructure, like water management plants and power plants.
Other cybersecurity news
Electronic Frontier Foundation cybersecurity director Eva Galperin teamed up with Kaspersky Labs to stop the spread of “spouseware” and “stalkerware.” (Soure: Wired)
Less than two weeks after reportedly leaving hundreds of millions of user passwords accessible to employees, Facebook was caught asking for users’ email account passwords. (Source: The Daily Beast)
Less than one day after Facebook was caught asking for users’ email account passwords, it ended the practice. (Source: Engadget)
Turning up the heat on social media companies everywhere, Australia passed a law that would punish companies for failing to quickly remove “abhorrent violent material” from their platforms. (Source: The New York Times)
Cybersecurity researchers discovered that the antivirus software pre-installed on Xiaomi smartphones could actually be exploited to compromise the devices. (Source: The Hacker News)
Israeli researchers revealed vulnerabilities in medical scanning equipment by successfully adding fraudulent tumors to CT or MRI scans. (Source: The Washington Post)
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer contained a cyberattack that it said resembled other attacks carried out by the Chinese group “Wicked Panda.” (Source: Reuters)
The fingerprint scanner on Samsung’s latest flagship phone was tricked by a 3D-printed fingerprint. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
Net Neutrality activist and Fight for the Future deputy director Evan Greer released her punk folk album “She/her/they/them.” (Source: Motherboard)
Stay safe, everyone!
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