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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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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The worm that spreads WanaCrypt0r

WanaCrypt0r is a ransomware infection that has spread through many corporate networks. Read a technical analysis of the worm that allowed it to do this.

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Post-holiday spam campaign delivers Neutrino Bot

Spammers took a break over the holidays but are back in form with a campaign pushing the Neutrino Bot.

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Tech support scammers abuse bug in HTML5 to freeze computers

A flaw found in an HTML5 API is being used by tech support scammers to push fraudulent pages and freeze people’s computers with a fake virus warning.

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Report: the anatomy of tech support scams

Each year, several million people fall for tech support scams and according to Microsoft, in 2015 alone crooks walked away with an estimated $1.5 billion. Malwarebytes has been actively engaged in the fight against tech support scammers overseas, but also here at home in the US.

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