Apple releases emergency update: Patch, but don’t panic

Apple has released updates for iOS, MacOS, and WatchOS to combat an in-the-wild exploit called “FORCEDENTRY”.

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A week in security (August 30 – September 5)

A round up of the previous week’s blogs and most interesting and relevant security events, hacks, and information.

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SMS authentication code includes ad: a very bad idea

We look at a recent incident where a Google SMS authentication user encountered an add attached to the code sent out.

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What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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Lock and Code S1Ep19: Forecasting IoT cybersecurity with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

This week on Lock and Code, get a backstage pass to a Malwarebytes employee cybersecurity training about the future of protecting the Internet of Things.

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We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program

We discovered yet another phone model with pre-installed malware provided from the Lifeline Assistance program via Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

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A week in security (March 2 – 8)

A roundup of the previous week’s security headlines, including the introduction of a new series on child identity theft, an examination of law enforcement’s cybersecurity woes, a progress check on our stalkerware initiative, and more coronavirus scammers on the prowl.

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Bring your own privacy: VPNs for consumers and orgs

VPNs are all the rage, but they’re not without their problems. Where do you stand on the great “Should we deploy a VPN” debate?

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United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

A US-funded government assistance program is selling budget-friendly mobile phones that come pre-installed with unremovable malicious apps. Malwarebytes Labs investigates the malware’s origins.

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The little-known ways mobile device sensors can be exploited by cybercriminals

Mobile device sensors offer great utility to users—from taking pictures and commanding voice assistants to determining which direction to flip your screen. However, they harbor little-known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by crafty cybercriminals.

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