Scammers use Whatsapp calling feature as a lureMarch 24, 2015
Survey scammers and adware peddlers continue to advantage of the interest Whatsapp users have in the quietly rolled out Free Voice Calling feature.
According to Malwarebytes’ Jovi Umawing, both English-speaking and Arabic-speaking users are being targeted.Read More
Mobile Threat Monday: Evil Android App Steals Text MessagesMarch 23, 2015
Smartphones carry our messages, our calls, our pictures, and even our health data. We’ve come to trust them implicitly, but that’s not always a good idea. This week, Malwarebytes shows us a malicious Android app that steals your SMS messages and sends them off to parts unknown.Read More
Massive Enterprise Endpoint Security OpportunityMarch 23, 2015
Kaspersky, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend already own endpoint security real estate and certainly have the technical chops to supplement their AV products with additional endpoint security functionality. To win the land grab, the AV crowd must convince hardcore security pros that they play beyond signature-based defenses. This won’t be easy however as the “AV is dead” misperception is fairly widespread. Newer AV vendors like AVG, Malwarebytes, and Webroot may have an easier road.Read More
Scammers target WhatsApp voice callingMarch 23, 2015
Scammers are exploiting interest around WhatsApp’s free voice calling feature to peddle potentially unwanted programs to naïve users, according to the security vendor Malwarebytes.Read More
Tech CEO Advises San Francisco Students To Become Ethical HackersMarch 23, 2015
San Francisco tech students looking for an employment edge in the competitive information security industry should heed the expert advice from Marcin Kleczynski, founder and CEO of Bay Area-based Malwarebytes.Read More
New attacks suggest leeway for patching Flash Player is shrinkingMarch 21, 2015
Cybercriminals are exploiting newly patched vulnerabilities faster, a sign that users and companies need to improve their software updating habits.
Researchers from both Malwarebytes and FireEye reported Thursday that drive-by download attacks using the Nuclear Exploit Kit target a vulnerability that was patched last week in Flash Player.Read More
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware gets new look, simplified workflowMarch 20, 2015
Malwarebytes has shipped Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.4, a significant update for its popular malware hunter.Read More
Warning: Downloading that mobile app could cost youMarch 19, 2015
Another growing mobile cyberthreat is ransomware, a type of malware that locks access to key user files unless the victim pays off the thieves, said Armando Orozco, senior malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, a San Jose, California-based cybersecurity firm.Read More
Payments via Facebook Messenger soon to be a realityMarch 18, 2015
“I’m sure the payment processing is as secure as anything else you’d probably use online, but it’s still up to users to provide a layered approach to their payment security – I wonder how many will choose to enable PIN protection for payment, or turn on login approvals,” says Chris Boyd, Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes.Read More
Security firm Malwarebytes to create 50 jobs in CorkMarch 18, 2015
Cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes is to create 50 jobs in Cork over the next three years as it establishes its European, Middle East and Africa headquarters there.
Malwarebytes founder and chief executive Marcin Kleczynski said Cork would play a central role in the company’s European expansion.Read More