‘Smishing’: SMS and the Emerging Trend of Scamming Mobile Users via Text Messages

‘Smishing’: SMS and the Emerging Trend of Scamming Mobile Users via Text Messages

Reading Time: ~3 min.Text messages are now a common way for people to engage with brands and services, with many now preferring texts over email. But today’s scammers have taken a liking to text messages or smishing, too, and are now targeting victims with text message scams sent via shortcodes ... Read More
Re-Thinking ‘Patch and Pray’

Re-Thinking ‘Patch and Pray’

Reading Time: ~3 min.When WannaCry ransomware spread throughout the world last year by exploiting vulnerabilities for which there were patches, we security “pundits” stepped up the call to patch, as we always do. In a post on LinkedIn Greg Thompson, Vice President of Global Operational Risk & Governance at Scotiabank ... Read More
Spectre, Meltdown, & the CLIMB Exploit: A Primer on Vulnerabilities, Exploits, & Payloads

Spectre, Meltdown, & the CLIMB Exploit: A Primer on Vulnerabilities, Exploits, & Payloads

In light of the publicity, panic, and lingering despair around Spectre and Meltdown, I thought this might be a good time to clear up the differences between vulnerabilities, exploits, and malware. Neither Spectre...read more The post Spectre, Meltdown, & the CLIMB Exploit: A Primer on Vulnerabilities, Exploits, & Payloads appeared ... Read More
Antimalware Testing is Hard, Disputing a Flawed Test is Even Harder

Antimalware Testing is Hard, Disputing a Flawed Test is Even Harder

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Reading Time: ~3 min.First thing’s first—I’d like to introduce myself. I’m senior security analyst Randy Abrams, and I’m delighted to be part of the Webroot team and our online community. Prior to joining the team, I was a research director responsible for analyzing and reporting the test results of antimalware ... Read More