A weekly round-up of blog posts and interesting happenings in the news, you say? Step right this way!
First, we take a look at the LSP stack and what you can do should Malware hook some claws into it. From there, we dip into the world of fake Facebook hacking websites and see what length scammers will go to in order to make some affiliate cash. Meanwhile, in videogame land we examine a number of websites claiming to offer up Xbox / Xbox 360 / Xbox One emulators.
Notable news stories:
- Rogue YouTube ads lead to exploit kits: If you were on the fence about using ad blockers, this might be the one to run to the nearest extension store.
- Facebook launch Safety Check: A new service offered by Facebook designed to let friends and family know you’re okay in a crisis / disaster zone. For those not on Facebook you’ll have to make do with a list of emergency population warning systems.
- The supposed Dropbox “breach”: Always worth noting that anybody can post anything they like to a Pastebin website, and there’s no guarantee they’ll be telling the truth.
- US-CERT warn of Ebola phishing scams: A short but important reminder to treat emails, websites and attachments with suspicion.
- South Korea identity thefts forces ID overhaul: You know things are bad when your country has had so many breaches you have to scrap everything and start from scratch. $650 million is the probable cost of rolling out a new system.