A week in security (March 26 – April 01)

Last week, we looked at the thought process behind creating a ransomware decryptor, the inner workings of QuantLoader, the ways one can protect their Android devices, the exploit kits we have encountered this winter, the now-known epidemic of data breaches, the coming of TLS 1.3, and the ways one can protect their P2P payment apps.
Other news
“Lone wolf” sextortionists pose as hot women behind fake Facebook profiles. (Source: Sophos’s Naked Security Blog)
Sad fact: Willing victims of romance scams actually do exist. Not only do they send money to “their partner” whom they haven’t met yet but they also knowingly act as mules. (Source: Security Week)
While a majority of IT pros recognize that IoTs are so insecure, not that many are actually doing anything about it. (Source: ZDNet)
What happens when you send an application into the background? This SANS diary attempts to answer that. (Source: SANS ISC InfoSec Forums)
Well, will you look at that—Monero isn’t that untraceable after all. (Source: Wired)
A flaw in the iOS camera application with the way it handles QR codes can be used to redirect users to malicious destinations. (Source: HackRead)
Cryptojacking via browsers has been around for a while, and it’s getting more difficult to spot them. (Source: Bleeping Computer)
Tax season is getting really close, so scams surrounding this are active with varying payloads. (Source: Proofpoint Blog)
As it happens, Under Armor has left some areas uncovered, causing MyFitnessPal to be compromised and affecting 150 million accounts. (Source: The Verge)
‘Cyber bullets’? Cyber bullets! (Source: Fifth Domain)
Stay safe, everyone!
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