A week in security (Sept 20 – Sept 26)

A roundup of the previous week’s hottest security news and happenings, for the week of September 20 through September 26.

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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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Latest iPhone exploit, FORCEDENTRY, used to launch Pegasus attack against Bahraini activists

Citizen Lab found that FORCEDENTRY is being used to deploy the NSO spyware Pegasus to keep an eye on Bahraini activists.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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What is scareware?

We explain what Scareware programs are, as well as some of its accompanying tricks designed to extract payments from unwary web users.

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A week in security (April 19 – 25)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, from April 19 to 23.

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Extortion, precision malware, and ruthless scams. Read the State of Malware 2021 report

Through the chaos and devastation of 2020, one form of business seems to have thrived—the creation and operation of malicious software.

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Stalkerware advertising ban by Google a welcome, if incomplete, step

Google will no longer allow advertising of stalkerware and spyware tools, but a written exception could allow some companies to skirt the rules.

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Coalition Against Stalkerware bulks up global membership

The Coalition Against Stalkerware brought aboard 11 new organizations to address the potentially dangerous capabilities of stalkerware.

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International Women’s Day: awareness of stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps on the rise

For International Women’s Day, Malwarebytes is measuring the impact of our own campaign to raise awareness and protect users. These are the numbers on stalkerware, monitoring, and spyware apps.

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