Researchers discover vulnerabilities in smart assistants’ voice commands

Security researchers have now found new ways to exploit voice recognition weaknesses in your favorite home device: smart assistants. You may want to listen in.

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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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HTTPS… Everywhere!

We recently updated our redirections rule in HTTPS-Everywhere, a browser extension that automatically redirects you to the HTTPS version of the website you are trying to visit. Now is a good time for us to give a short overview of how important HTTPS is. We’ll also talk about a few major HTTPS-related events that happened lately.

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Introducing the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta

For the last four years, ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest threats to cyber security that I’ve seen in a long time. Names like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and CTBLocker keep average computer users and IT security Jedis alike up at night. For good reason: Ransomware is cunning, effective, and proliferating, and the cyber security industry hasn’t really had an answer for it. But we’ve got one now.

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Was Mac OS X really the most vulnerable in 2015?

Much has been said in the security world about the recent release of data on vulnerabilities discovered in 2015. Due to the way this data has been presented, many news outlets have been reporting that Mac OS X was the “most vulnerable” OS in 2015. But was it really?

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4 Things to Consider When Assessing Device Posture for Effective Network Access Control

Guest blogger Benny Czarny explains one of the main reasons to have a NAC system in place is to keep risky devices from connecting to your organization’s network. Unfortunately, simply purchasing a NAC solution is not going to guarantee your protection.

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New Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Adds Fingerprinting Detection

A new version of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is out and sticks it to the bad guys.

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What’s Patch Tuesday?

While the monthly Patch Tuesday has served as a reliable security fix for years, cyber criminals are finding ways to penetrate the system, exploiting vulnerabilities in a matter of days, if not hours.

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Furor Over IoT Dangers Could Fuel Innovative Security Measures

Privacy and safety concerns associated with the billions of connected devices known as the Internet of Things could prompt some innovative approaches to data protection, attack prevention and antifraud measures.

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