Going dark: encryption and law enforcement

There’s been a lot of talk recently about encryption and how law enforcement can’t convict criminals without encryption keys. We beg to differ.

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Shining a light on “Silent Night” Zloader/Zbot

The latest Malwarebytes Threat Intel report focuses on Silent Night, a new banking Trojan recently tracked as Zloader/Zbot.

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When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

What are the biggest social media platforms doing to combat the rise in COVID-19 conspiracy theories spreading online?

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A week in security (May 11 – May 17)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including attacks at MobiFriends, Cognizant, WeLeakData, and Magellan Health plus more news.

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Sodinokibi drops greatest hits collection, and crime is the secret ingredient

A major legal firm has been attacked by the Sodinokibi gang. What happened?

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How CVSS works: characterizing and scoring vulnerabilities

CVSS, or Common Vulnerability Scoring System, provides developers, testers, and security professionals with a standardized process to assess vulnerabilities.

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RevenueWire to pay $6.7 million to settle FTC charges

The FTC filed a complaint against payment provider RevenueWire and its CEO for laundering credit card payments and facilitating and assisting in fraud.

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Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

We talk to Chris Boyd at Malwarebytes about facial recognition technology—its history, its failures in accuracy, and whether it will ever be “good” for us.

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Data privacy law updates eyed by Singapore

Data privacy updates—including data portability and a data breach notification requirement—are being considered by Singapore’s government.

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