Posts Categorized: ThreatVlog


#SXSW 2014 and the future of digital security

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Security and privacy were hot topics at this year’s SXSW Interactive festival, and deservingly so. While at the event in Austin, Grayson Milbourne had the pleasure of participating on a panel discussing malicious mobile apps, mobile device security and user privacy. This is a recap of his time on the panel and his thoughts of mobile security going forward. You can read the blog here: http://www.webroot.com/blog/2014/03/14/sxsw-apps-exposed-panel-re-cap-mobilerisk/ #SXSW 2014 and the future of digital security – Webroot Threat Blog

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ThreatVlog Episode 13: Unwanted Applications, Audio Ads, and Microsoft

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In the first ThreatVlog of 2014,¬†Marcus Moreno discusses the increase in Potentially Unwanted Applications/Programs and their impact on machines, productivity, and the user experience. Also in the video is a talk on the wonderful audio ads that have been infecting machines and annoying computer users, discussing how they get into the machine and where to find them. Finally, he talks about Microsoft’s call for all security companies to come together to help end malicious malware families.

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New TDoS market segment entrant introduces 96 SIM cards compatible custom GSM module, positions itself as market disruptor

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In need of a good example, that malicious adversaries are constantly striving to ‘innovate’, thereby disrupting underground market segments, rebooting TTPs’ (tactics, techniques and procedures) life cycles, standardizing and industrializing their fraudulent/malicious ‘know-how’? We’re about to give you a pretty good one. Regular readers of Webroot’s Threat Blog, are no strangers to the emerging TDoS (Telephony Denial of Service)¬†underground market segment. Primarily relying on the active abuse of legitimate services, such as, for instance, Skype and ICQ, as well as to the efficient and mass abuse of non-attributable SIM cards, for the purpose of undermining the availability of a victim’s/organization’s […]

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ThreatVlog Episode 11: Staying safe while doing holiday shopping online

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In this edition of the Webroot ThreatVlog, Grayson Milbourne talks about the threats that exist online in the holiday shopping craze. As more and more money is spent online, criminals are becoming more skilled at stealing all sorts of personal information, from credit card numbers to identifying credentials. As with all shopping, common sense is necessary, and with the tips and tricks provided, you will be even more protected while finding that perfect gift online.

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ThreatVlog Episode 10: Mobile security tips

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In this edition of the Webroot ThreatVlog, Grayson Milbourne talks about ways to keep your mobile device secure from the physical aspect. As our lives become more and more mobile focused, with an increasing amount of private information being stored on tablets and phones, it is always smart to remain vigilant to possible security breaches direct into the phone.

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ThreatVlog Episode 8: DNS hijack through phishing and the Adobe breach

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In this episode of the ThreatVlog, Marcus talks about the DNS hijack that took down a slew of popular websites, including WhatsApp, AVG, and Avira. These accounts were all compromised through one simple phishing scheme going after the Network Solutions accounts. Marcus also discusses the basics of the Adobe hack.

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ThreatVlog Episode 7: Phishing schemes are on the rise

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In this edition of the Webroot ThreatVlog, Grayson Milbourne talks about the rise of digital phisihing schemes on the internet and how they affect the victims. He then unveils a brand new product from Webroot that is designed to keep users protected from websites that are malicious in nature that could be trying to capture credit card and other personal information.

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ThreatVlog Episode 6: FBI Ransomware forcing child porn on infected computers

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In this episode of the ThreatVlog, Marcus Moreno discusses a new, very malicious form of FBI Ransomware that forces the users of infected machines to look at illegal imagery, taking the scare tactics to the next level. He also discusses a new Javascript hack that takes over your browser temporarily, attempting to get people to pay for it to be unlocked.

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