Pieter Arntz
Malware Intelligence Researcher

Was a Microsoft MVP in consumer security for 12 years running. Can speak four languages. Smells of rich mahogany and leather-bound books.

August 16, 2019 - QxSearch is a group of search hijackers that try to make the user think the install failed or was incomplete. Is it that they don't want to be found and removed? Or just bad programming?

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August 5, 2019 - Several companies are developing brain-machine interface (BMI) technologies for medical applications in the near future. Will this lead to connecting the human brain to the cloud, creating an Internet of Thoughts? Or will practical, ethical, and security concerns stop progress.

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August 2, 2019 - The Capital One data breach is an exceptional example, if only because of how much we already know. Not only that, but the breach happened to one of the technical front-runners in banking.

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July 31, 2019 - QR code scams are still popular. We should learn to treat QR codes like we do any other unrecognizable URL: with suspicion on where it will take us.

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July 23, 2019 - In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight's demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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