A week in security (May 13 – 19)

A roundup of security news from May 13–19, including ransomware attacks on the upswing, website hacking, pseudo-VPNs, bloatware, and more.

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Awakening the beast: BatMobi adware

BatMobi is an Advertisement Software Developer Kit (Ad SDK) that was once clean and safe to use, but suddenly began serving adware in January. Learn more about this elusive threat, including how to clean it off pre-installed apps on mobile devices.

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A week in security (February 18 – 24)

A roundup of security news from February 18–24 covering our most recent blogs and happenings in the world of infosec, including ATM hacking, Facebook location settings, spear phishing, and more.

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Browser push notifications: a feature asking to be abused

Whoever invented browser push notifications must have been able to guess they would be abused for advertising. This post explains what they are and how to disable them.

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A week in security (January 7 – 13)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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The new landscape of pre-installed mobile malware: malicious code within

We are now seeing malware authors target system apps that are required for mobile devices to function properly. By injecting malicious code within these necessary apps, threat actors have reshaped the landscape of pre-installed malware for the worse.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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All the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone

Why would a criminal want to hack your phone? Perhaps the better question may be: Why wouldn’t they? We take a look at all the reasons hackers have for breaking into your most precious device—and what you can do to stop it.

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All the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone

Why would a criminal want to hack your phone? Perhaps the better question may be: Why wouldn’t they? We take a look at all the reasons hackers have for breaking into your most precious device—and what you can do to stop it.

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