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  • Labs report: Malicious AI is coming—is the security world ready?
    by Malwarebytes Labs on June 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Malwarebytes Labs' latest report looks at the near-future reality of malicious artificial intelligence (AI), evaluating how the technology is being used today, and how it realistically might be abused in the next few years. Categories: Artificial Intelligence Tags: AIAnomaly Detectionartificial intelligencedeep learningdeepfakesfake newsmachine learningsocial mediavulnerabilities (Read more...) The post Labs report: Malicious AI is coming—is the security world ready? appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. […]

  • Smart cities, difficult choices: privacy and security on the grid
    by Christopher Boyd on June 18, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    We take a look at Google's Sidewalk Labs woes with a planned smart city build in Toronto, and explore some of the general concerns about making our living spaces 24/7 Internet wonderlands. Categories: Privacy Tags: advertisingmapssmart citiessmart citytorontotrackingwaterfrontwifi (Read more...) The post Smart cities, difficult choices: privacy and security on the grid appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. […]

  • A week in security (June 10 – 16)
    by Malwarebytes Labs on June 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter's Lists feature, and more. Categories: A week in security Tags: ACLUad blockersadwareAIAmerican Civil Liberties UnionAPTartificial intelligencebreachCBPCustoms and Border Protectioncyberbullyingdisinformation campaignfishwrapGoogle Calendar notification abusehealthcare securityMaineMuddyWatersprivacyPUPspush notificationssextortiontrollingtwitter list abuseVLC (Read more...) The post A week in security (June 10 – 16) appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. […]

  • Trolls abuse Twitter Lists to collate their targets
    by Jovi Umawing on June 14, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Twitter, like any social network, is faced with the challenge of addressing cyberbullying. And trolls have been abusing the platform’s Lists feature to home in on targets. But have no fear: There are ways to protect users from social attacks, and Twitter is moving to make itself a safer place. Categories: Social engineering Tags: block togethercyberbullyingonline harassmenttrollingtwitter block chaintwitter list abuse (Read more...) The post Trolls abuse Twitter Lists to collate their targets appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. […]

  • Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector
    by Pieter Arntz on June 13, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Push notifications are being added to the arsenal of PUPs, adware, and even a Trojan browser extension that spams Facebook groups. Categories: Adware Tags: adwarebrowser extensionsextensionsfacebookFacebook spammerfbspammernotificationspluginpluginsPUPPUPspush notificationssearch hijackerstrojanTrojans (Read more...) The post Adware and PUPs families add push notifications as an attack vector appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs. […]