A week in security (May 27 – June 2)

A roundup of security news from May 27–June 2, including a look at 2019 ransomware outbreaks in the Unites States, ATM fraud, NIST’s privacy framework, more legal problems for Google and Facebook, and more.

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A week in security (March 4 – 11)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 4–11, including a Chrome zero-day, Labs’ data privacy report, news from RSA, and more.

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Google Chrome announces plans to improve URL display, website identity

The search giant isn’t “killing” (a.k.a. getting rid of) the URL, unlike some sensationalist and eye-rolling headlines have put it. They are slowly giving it a facelift.

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We block shady ad blockers

Some of you have reached out to us concerning Malwarebytes blocking of certain Ad blocking extensions, or an influx in web blocking notifications.  First things first, this is not a False Positive. 

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Free antivirus coupon leads to tech support scam

Yet another trick to watch out for with this free antivirus offer that misleads you into calling tech support scammers.

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Rogue Chrome extension pushes tech support scam

Google Chrome may be one of the more secure browsers but an increasing number of malicious extensions are being forced onto users. The one we analyze can hide itself and receive commands from a remote server in order to hijack the browser with incessant offers, fraud and even tech support scams.

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