A week in security (May 13 – 19)

A roundup of security news from May 13–19, including ransomware attacks on the upswing, website hacking, pseudo-VPNs, bloatware, and more.

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Hackers snab emails and more in Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN compromise

Hackers made use of a compromised Microsoft support agent’s credentials to sneak a peek at its users’ Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook emails. How bad is it, and what has Microsoft done to correct it?

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The global data privacy roadmap: a question of risk

For any American company taking steps outside the US market, global data privacy compliance is a question of risk versus reward.

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Businesses: It’s time to implement an anti-phishing plan

If your organization doesn’t have an anti-phishing plan in place, it’s time to start thinking about one. Here’s what to tell your employees and customers about phishing attacks.

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A week in security (September 24 – 30)

A roundup of the security news from September 24–30 including phishing, Apple woes, a vulnerability in the wild, e-commerce attacks, phone spam, and a massive Facebook breach.

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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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Blocks for Flash and others coming to Office 365

If you make use of Flash or Silverlight in your day-to-day activities, you may need to have a word with IT. For everyone else, your Office 365 experience is about to become a lot more secure.

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A week in security (May 7 – May 13)

A roundup of security news from May 7 – May 13, including a new zero-day for Internet Explorer, a Netflix phishing scam, a worm found in Facebook’s Messenger, and more.

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Stolen security logos used to falsely endorse PUPs

To gain the trust of users, the makers of PUPs put the logos of reputable security and tech firms on their websites to imply their product is endorsed by the companies. They are not.

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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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