One in 25 Searchable ‘Black Friday’ Apps Blacklisted as Malicious, Finds Report

Black Friday is a big day for shoppers. In 2016, 154 million consumers shopped over Thanksgiving weekend and spent $9.36 billion, constituting a year-over-year increase of 16.4 percent. More than half of that money spent ($5.27 billion) occurred online. Building on those figures, Black Friday 2017 looks like it will be even bigger than in … Read More The post One in 25 Searchable ‘Black Friday’ Apps Blacklisted as Malicious, Finds Report appeared first on The State of Security.
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Cybercrime Laws: What Internet Fraud Victims Need to Know

As the Internet continues to be an important part of our lives, it also becomes a more dangerous avenue for cybercrime. The risk increases as the massive online community’s use of the Internet becomes more rampant. And despite the public being aware of cybersecurity issues, anonymous online criminals are able find more victims and creative … Read More The post Cybercrime Laws: What Internet Fraud Victims Need to Know appeared first on The State of Security.
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HP Patches High-Risk Vulnerability in Business Printers

HP released security firmware updates this week for dozens of printers, including enterprise models, to fix a high-risk vulnerability that could allow attackers to compromise the devices. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-2750, stems from a failure to properly validate DLL signatures and can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on the operating system of 54..
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Streamlining a Tech Support Scam

Microsoft’s Windows Security Blog on Technet: New tech support scam launches communication or phone call app “A new tech support scam technique streamlines the entire scam experience, leaving potential victims only one click or tap away from speaking with a scammer. We recently found a new tech support scam website that opens your default communication or
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