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24
Mar

Facing down the myriad threats tied to COVID-19

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an ongoing, live report and will be updated continuously with new information as it becomes available.
17
Mar

“Double agent”: a MacOS bundleware installer that acts like a spy

Security software frequently blocks “bundleware” installers – software distribution tools that bundle their advertised applications with (usually undesired) additional software – as potentially undesirable applications. But one widely-used software distribution tool for MacOS applications goes to great lengths to avoid being blocked as “bundleware” – using a number of anti-forensics techniques that are more common […]
12
Mar

Patch now! Microsoft releases fixes for the serious SMB bug CVE-2020-0796

Microsoft issues its latest set of cumulative updates for Windows and other Microsoft products this week, but the March, 2020 Patch Tuesday is notable not only because of the sheer volume of fixes, but because it will prevent one very serious bug in its Server Message Block (SMB) technology (download the patch right now) that […]
04
Mar

Trickbot campaign targets Coronavirus fears in Italy

The operators of a Trickbot spam campaign have found a new way to spread their digital infection: by using fears of a biological one. Spam targeting Italian e-mail addresses is playing on fears over the Coronavirus outbreak in that country. The e-mail carries a document purported to be a list of precautions to take to […]
25
Feb

How I learned to stop worrying and love ‘grey hat’ tools

A comprehensive security solution needs a sense of subtlety: not all machine code lends itself to be classified easily as malicious. As with most things in life, there’s a grey area in malware detection that includes hacking tools, poorly designed or easily exploitable applications, or borderline adware that provides little benefit to the unfortunate user […]
25
Feb

Harden your public cloud environment against APT-style attacks

A new APT-style attack combines a bypassing technique with a multi-platform payload to target both Windows and Linux cloud workloads. Stop the attack with technical advice from Sophos.

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