Our computers, ourselves: digital vs. biological security

People often wonder how computer and biological viruses are the same. We compare the two, and what our computers and bodies do to fight them—it’s digital vs. biological security.

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Old MS Office feature weaponized in malspam attacks

An old Microsoft Office feature has been brought back to the forefront as way to distribute malware without relying on macros or exploits.

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A week in security (October 02 – October 08)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 2nd of October to the 8th of October. We touched on the VB2017, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and more.

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Keychain vulnerability in macOS

On Monday, Patrick Wardle, a respected security researcher at Synack and owner of Objective-See, sent a tweet about a keychain vulnerability he had found in macOS High Sierra. As his tweet showed, it is possible for a malicious app to extract, and then exfiltrate, keychain data from High Sierra, with passwords clearly exposed in plain text.

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Drive-by mining and ads: The Wild Wild West

Cryptomining in the browser is all the rage lately. But what are the impacts for users when it is being abused by dubious publishers?

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