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More trouble in Google Play land

This is not a good week for Google, it seems. After our mobile security experts repeatedly discovered adware on several apps on the Google Play store, our friends at Symantec have unearthed at least eight malicious apps that are found … Continue reading

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Mac malware OSX.Proton strikes again

The hackers responsible for the Mac malware OSX.Proton have struck again, this time infecting a copy of the Elmedia Player app that was being distributed from the official Eltima website. At this time, it is still unknown how long their … Continue reading

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How to create an intentional culture of security

In this day and age, companies great and small are vulnerable to potential attacks that they are exposed to every day. From insider threats to simple phishing, one is always left guessing if they know enough to handle them or … Continue reading

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BYOD, why don’t you?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a policy that allows employees to bring their own devices to the workplace and use them there. At one time, this was the latest bonus to attract and keep employees happy—plus save a few … Continue reading

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Magniber ransomware: exclusively for South Koreans

The Magnitude exploit kit has been pretty consistent over the last few months, dropping the same payload—namely, the Cerber ransomware—and targeting a few select countries in Asia. Strangely, Magnitude EK disappeared in late September, and for a while we wondered whether … Continue reading

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419 scammer offers USD $60 million—and a free child

Scammers often come crawling out of the woodwork in all sorts of places you wouldn’t necessarily expect. This is to their advantage when trying to keep suspicion in check; after all, we’re pretty much pre-programmed to think 419 scams will … Continue reading

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When an “Outstanding” rating from CNET isn’t enough

The editors at respected tech site CNET/Download.com recently awarded Malwarebytes for Windows with an “outstanding” rating of 4.5 stars out of five. In the review, editor Tom McNamara recommended Malwarebytes because the scanning engine is of “high quality,” it works … Continue reading

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Why is Malwarebytes blocking CoinHive?

If you’ve encountered a Malwarebytes web protection block for coinhive.com over the last few weeks, you are either glad about it, angry about it, or don’t really care.  Since September 19, the second most frequently blocked website for our customers … Continue reading

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Exhibition: it-sa Nuremberg

Scroll down for the German version of this post. Since 2009, security professionals, developers, and product providers have shared their ideas and platforms at it-sa, a security exhibition in the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg, Germany. This year, it-sa featured 629 … Continue reading

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ATM malware is being sold on Darknet market

Disclaimer and warning ATM systems appear to be very secure, but the money can be accessed fairly easily if you know what you are doing. Criminals are exploiting hardware and software vulnerabilities to interact with ATMs, meaning they need to … Continue reading

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