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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PSA: New Microsoft Word 0day used in the wild

Read more about the latest Microsoft Word Zero-Day and how to protect yourself against it.

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Tech support scams: what are other people doing?

We’ve talked a lot about tech support scams over the past few years, typically focused on what we see ourselves, and the scammers who like to pose as Malwarebytes. But tech support scams are much bigger than that, targeting every tech company under the sun. So what are other people doing about it? Let’s take a look at some of the other players working to keep you safe.

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