We begin our look back at last week with a message: time to patch.
With the critical patch alert out of the way, we’re now free to take a peek at some of the other things we blogged about. There was a deep dive into the realm of Alternate Data Streams, and elsewhere we poked around so-called “Facebook Marketing” sites which shared phone numbers with potentially dubious tech support pages. We wandered into Mac land with warnings of privilege escalation vulnerabilities, a curious file aimed its crosshairs at users of videogame streaming service Twitch, and Microsoft joined a number of other big players in taking revenge porn peddlers to task.
Here’s some of the notable security stories from the last seven days:
- Remote car hacks? Yeah, that would be terrifying. There’s a lot of debate as to whether or not demonstrating said hack on a public road was a good idea or not, but we can’t deny that it generated a lot of attention.
- This one might be notable for not actually being very notable, but a Wikipedia page was deleted and put back again – twice! Be still, my beating heart.
- The Internet of Things continues to become The Internet of Aaargh, Switch it Off.
- A security researcher is dragged into the Hacking Team fallout because they apparently used some of his android tools.
- More patching, this time for WordPress. Cross site scripting vulnerability ahoy…
- An interesting comparison here, as Google asks both security experts and regular web users how they secure themselves online.
- Spam is down, but Malware numbers are up. A good trade-off?
Safe surfing, everyone!
The Malwarebytes Labs Team