Do Chromebooks need antivirus protection?

You may have heard that installing a Chromebook antivirus program is unnecessary. We take a look at the Chromebook’s security features and weigh in on whether that’s true.

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New Mac ransomware spreading through piracy

We analyze a new Mac ransomware that appears to encrypt user files with a bit of a time delay.

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Bluetooth beacons: one free privacy debate with your next order

We take a look at Bluetooth beacons and their role behind the scenes in many real-world marketing campaigns—whether you’re aware of it or not.

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A week in security (June 22 – 28)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 22 – 28, inlcuding a zero day guide, tax season tips, and web skimmers using image files.

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The face of tomorrow’s cybercrime: Deepfake ransomware explained

Deepfake ransomware is a mighty combination that several security experts fear would happen soon. But what is it exactly? Is it deepfake with a ransomware twist? Or ransomware with a sprinkling of deepfake tech?

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Multi-stage APT attack drops Cobalt Strike using Malleable C2 feature

A newly discovered APT spear-phishing attack implements several evasion techniques to drop Cobalt Strike toolkit.

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End of line: supporting IoT in the home

Warranties which may not warranty, certificates which might fail to certify, lifespans which don’t match the length of cover promised. This could be IoT.

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VPNs: should you use them?

We’ve been getting questions about VPNs that are more advanced than before. It isn’t so much what a VPN is, as it is whether people should use them.

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A week in security (June 8 – 14)

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of June 8 – 14, including the Honda ransomware attack, search hijackers, and what to look for in an RMM platform.

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Search hijackers change Chrome policy to remote administration

Search hijackers are always looking for ways to get and stay installed. Here is one that changed a Chrome policy and set it to remote administration.

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