A week in security (January 8 – January 14)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 8 to January 14, including Meltdown and Spectre fallout, apps with naughty ads, and cybercrime surrounding the Winter Olympics. Categories: Malwarebytes news Security world Week in security Tags: Google Playmeltdown and spectrewinter olympicsWPA3 (Read more...) The post A week in security (January 8 – January 14) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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WPA3 will secure Wi-Fi connections in four significant ways in 2018

At CES this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced WPA3, the newest security protocol for Wi-Fi devices. WPA3 includes four new security capabilities and is the most significant upgrade to Wi-Fi security since 2004. Categories: Conferences Security world Tags: CESIoT securityWi-Fiwifi allianceWPA3 (Read more...) The post WPA3 will secure Wi-Fi connections in four significant ways in 2018 appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Alleged creator of Fruitfly indicted for 13 years of spying

A 28-year-old Ohio programmer is charged with creating the Fruitfly malware to spy on thousands of unsuspecting victims and produce child pornography. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: child pornographyfruitflyfruitfly creator indictedmalware (Read more...) The post Alleged creator of Fruitfly indicted for 13 years of spying appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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A week in security (January 1-8)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from January 1 to January 8, including Meltdown and Spectre updates, miners, wire fraud refunds, and fake apps on Google Play. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: cryptominingmalwareolympicsphishingwire fraud (Read more...) The post A week in security (January 1-8) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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The seven most colossal data breaches of 2017

This year saw a handful of spectacularly bad security fails that resulted in massive sets of compromised data. Here are the most colossal data breaches of 2017. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: data breachesdata breaches of 2017EdmodoEquifaxUberVerizon (Read more...) The post The seven most colossal data breaches of 2017 appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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A week in security (December 11–17)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from December 11 to December 17, including the net neutrality ruling, adult site advertising, and Bitcoin-related scams. Categories: Security world Week in security Tags: airport hackcrypto-currenciesfox-itmanagement enginemoneytakernet neutrailitytritonweekly blog roundup (Read more...) The post A week in security (December 11–17) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites, tops Malwarebytes detections

Learn why Malwarebytes is blocking exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites. Hint: it's not because it's porn. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: ad fraudad networksadult sitesmalicious redirectsmalvertising (Read more...) The post Exosrv.com, an ad server for adult sites, tops Malwarebytes detections appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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A state of constant uncertainty or uncertain constancy? Fast flux explained

Although often seen as an illegal cybercriminal tactic, the methodology behind fast flux is actually far from evil. So how is it being abused? Read on to learn more. Categories: 101 FYI Tags: botnetC&Ccardingfast fluxfast flux agentIP fluxkronosphishingstorm wormstration wormwirex (Read more...) The post A state of constant uncertainty or uncertain constancy? Fast flux explained appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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