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February 10, 2016

Malware: Understanding the enemy

Today, malware is everywhere. Spreading across the web, infecting desktops, mobile, and tablets – it’s the modern, cyber equivalent of the plague.

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February 3, 2016

Ransomware DMA Locker’s encryption may be weak, but its flaws are dangerous

According to cyberthreat security firm Malwarebytes in a blog post published yesterday, it is actually quite easy to undo DMA Locker’s encryption, but because its coding is so shoddy, the malware sometimes crashes before the victim ever receives a ransom demand. Consequently, users may find their computers inoperable without ever knowing that the ransomware is the culprit.

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February 2, 2016

Malwarebytes Launches Bug Bounty Program

In an effort to encourage researchers to responsibly disclose security flaws found in its products, anti-malware company Malwarebytes announced on Monday the launch of a bug bounty program.

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February 2, 2016

Google ninjas go public with security holes in Malwarebytes antivirus

Malwarebytes is rushing to plug security flaws in its software that allow miscreants to sling malware at its customers.

The antivirus firm says it has addressed server-side vulnerabilities that were reported by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy in November. However, security holes remain in the client-side software that runs on people’s Windows PCs.

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February 1, 2016

Snooper’s Charter ‘could destroy customer trust in UK products’

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at security firm Malwarebytes, added: “Asking companies to ensure they can ‘remove electronic protection’ is going to cause a huge rift between product makers and consumers. They may feel that the tools they trust and use on a daily basis are somehow booby-trapped in a way that potentially works against their best interests.”

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January 28, 2016

Phishers Target Facebook Users with Scam Pages

Asreported in a Malwarebytes blog, one such scam misleads people into believing their account has been reported for ‘abuse’ by other users, warning them their page may be disabled. It asks users to provide their email address/phone number, password and date of birth so their account can be “verified” and to help “do more for security and comfort for everyone”.

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January 27, 2016

Fake Facebook ‘Security System Page’ scams want your payment card details

Fake “Security System Page” scams are making the rounds on Facebook and are trying to lure users into handing over their payment card details.

Earlier in January, Christopher Boyd, a malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, came across a scam that informs a victim they have been locked out of their Facebook account as a result of other users’ complaints. The message urges the user to re-confirm their page by visiting a link modified by the LinkedIn URL Shortener, which is itself an unusual choice for Facebook scammers.

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January 27, 2016

Beware of Facebook “Security System Page” scams

Facebook users have lately become targets of phishers who are not satisfied with stealing the users’ login information, but they want their security questions and payment card information as well.

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January 27, 2016

Rogue Google browser extension found spying on users

A rogue Google extension is granting invasive permissions that let the app spy on user activity, according to security firm Malwarebytes.
A recent analysis by the firm warned of a malvertising campaign that hit Google’s Chrome browser and pushed users into installing a dodgy extension called iCalc.

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January 27, 2016

Malwarebytes’ latest tool protects against ransomware

A new tool from Malwarebytes hopes to help protect PC users against ransomware, a type of attack which encrypts your files and holds them hostage until you pay to retrieve them.

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