Malware in a Barcode

Quick Response codes, also known as QR codes, are two dimensional barcodes originally invented by the automotive industry to keep track of parts during manufacturing. However, these barcodes can hold any type of information and were quickly adapted to all types of different industries. Most smartphones now have applications that can quickly read and process […]

Teaching Security to the Hopeless

One of my Twitter followers suggested that I write about security tips for the technically challenged. Instantly, I thought about my last visit home. If you’re anything like me, you’ll notice that your friends, your family, and even people you rarely interact with always turn to you with their computer troubles. Sometimes, the questions are […]

Malwarebytes Brand Exploited Through Search

It’s not often that I search for the term Malwarebytes on Google. I know how to get to my own company’s website by typing it into the address bar. However, when a friend or family member asks me how to get to our website, I almost always instruct them to search. Unfortunately, there exists a […]

California Looks to Fight Cybercrime

In August, the state of California created the nation’s largest e-crime unit, “a group of 20 investigators and prosecutors whose sole mission will be to thwart and prosecute cybercrimes like identity theft, Internet scams, computer theft, online child pornography and intellectual property theft across the state.” (source) While this all sounds fantastic, I strongly doubt […]

Mysterious Case of the Executable Hijack

I got a message from my friend Paul today asking for help with an infection. He was using the latest version of Firefox at the time and was positive he did not click on any odd links or downloaded anything malicious. Naturally, I advised him to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and had him send me the […]

Sad News Regarding a Malwarebytes Employee

It is with a heavy heart that I announced the passing of a valued team member. Matt Russo passed away on Wednesday evening. Out of concern for his family’s privacy, I decided to hold off on the announcement until today. I personally hired Matt to head up our social media push, including Facebook and Twitter. […]

Duqu: New Zero Day Malware Targets Businesses

Since the media has made a huge hype about this, I thought I’d clear up to my readers what Duqu is and how it affects you. Duqu, also commonly referred to as the ‘son of Stuxnet’, is a Remote Access Trojan that uses a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word to infect a machine. Once dropped […]

How Many Security Researchers Does It Take to Rob a Bank?

Thought I’d share something that made me laugh today. Moran Cerf talks about his work as a hacker who breaks into banks digitally. He reports these exploits to the bank and they pay him. Listen to his story as he attempts to break into a bank physically and everything goes wrong. With this story, Moran […]