New year, new threats, as 2018 gets underway.
On our blog, we had dubious searches aplenty for those hunting for Malwarebytes information, and we also covered the huge Meltdown/Spectre bug, affecting hardware going back to 10 years.
- Coin miners are at it again, with a proof of concept for hacking public Wi-Fi and injecting cryptomining code into browsing sessions. (source: The Register)
- Around 240k people have been tied up in a “privacy incident” over at the DHS. (source: DHS)
- Browser makers are looking to mitigate risks from Meltdown and Spectre. (Source: Help Net Security)
- 36 rogue apps wound up on the Google Play store, reminding us to be extra vigilant even when on an official site. (Source: Trend Micro)
- Yet another cryptominer doing the rounds, this time dragging Linux machines into a cash spinning botnet. (source: F5)
- Face recognition: nice idea, but being fooled by photographs is a bit much. (source: Naked Security)
- A well put together phishing mail is causing headaches for those who may have purchased items from retailer Debenhams. (Source: South Wales Argus)
- Unusually, you may be able to reclaim money lost to wire fraud scams, regardless of where you live. This doesn’t happen often, so check it out if you’ve been stung! (Source: Birmingham Mail)
- Malware-laden emails laced with more malware are being used to steal data related to the Winter Olympics. (Source: BBC)
Stay safe, everyone!