A week in security (Sept 20 – Sept 26)

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Last week on Malwarebytes Labs

  • Freedom Hosting operator gets 27 years for hosting dark web abuse sites
  • Microsoft makes a bold move towards a password-less future
  • New Mac malware masquerades as iTerm2, remote desktop and other apps
  • Internet safety tips for kids and teens: a comprehensive guide for the modern parent
  • Google, geofence warrants, and you
  • No, Colonel Gaddafi’s daughter isn’t emailing to give you untold riches
  • Patch vCenter Server “right now”, VMWare expects CVE-2021-22005 exploitation within minutes of disclosure
  • Patch now! Insecure Hikvision security cameras can be taken over remotely
  • MSHTML attack targets Russian state rocket centre and interior ministry
  • Italian mafia cybercrime sting leads to 100+ arrests
  • How to clear your cache
  • Microsoft exchange autodiscover flaw reveals users’ passwords
  • Parents and teachers believe digital surveillance of kids outweighs risks
  • SonicWall warns users to patch critical vulnerability “as soon as possible”
  • Beware! Uber scam lures victims with alert from a real Uber number
  • Teaching cybersecurity skills to special needs children with Alana Robinson: Lock and Code S02E18

Other cybersecurity news

  • UK ministry of defence apologises – again – after another major email blunder in Afghanistan (Source: The Register)
  • Database containing personal info of 106 million international visitors to Thailand exposed online (Source: Comparitech)
  • Fake WhatsApp backup message delivers malware to Spanish speakers’ devices (Source: The Daily Swig)
    Mobile phones of 5 French cabinet ministers infected by Pegasus malware (Source: France 24)
  • Ransomware dropping malware swaps phishing for sneaky new attack route (Source: ZDNet)
  • Phishing attacks more sophisticated, malicious emails time to coincide with periods of low energy and inattentiveness (Source: CPO magazine)
  • Keeping your data secure at work (Source: Minute Hack)

Stay safe, everyone!

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