A week in security (July 6 – 12)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 6 – 12, including a look at pre-installed malware on some Android phones, and a Mac malware mystery.

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Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

We discovered a new Mac malware, ThiefQuest, that appeared to be ransomware at first glance. However, once we dug in deeper, we found out its true identity—and intention.

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Do Chromebooks need antivirus protection?

You may have heard that installing a Chromebook antivirus program is unnecessary. We take a look at the Chromebook’s security features and weigh in on whether that’s true.

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A week in security (May 25 – 31)

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of May 25 – 31

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Sodinokibi drops greatest hits collection, and crime is the secret ingredient

A major legal firm has been attacked by the Sodinokibi gang. What happened?

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Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

We talk to Chris Boyd at Malwarebytes about facial recognition technology—its history, its failures in accuracy, and whether it will ever be “good” for us.

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New Mac variant of Lazarus Dacls RAT distributed via Trojanized 2FA app

The Lazarus group improves their toolset with a new RAT specifically designed for the Mac.

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Cybersecurity and the economy: when recession strikes

Could a recession brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic cause an increase in cybercrime? Did cybercrime increase during the recession of 2009? Or is this just too complex a subject to pin down one way or the other?

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A week in security (April 13 – 19)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including phishing scams, coronavirus scams, Apple scams, and more.

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New AgentTesla variant steals WiFi credentials

The popular infostealer AgentTesla recently added a new feature that can steal WiFi usernames and passwords, which can potentially be used to spread the malware.

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