As some of you may have already seen, we released Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac last week. Prior to the release of the new product, I was of the mindset that Macs were not vulnerable to malware. So what changed my mind? Doug Swanson, my former CTO at Malwarebytes (and current board member!) e-mailed me about a cool product called AdwareMedic he […]
Over the weekend, I received several cryptic e-mails from my CFO, Mark Harris, asking if I had approved the wire template for “the wire I had requested.” We were in the process of making a few wire transfers on Monday but I had already approved those and communicated that to him. He repeated the question a […]
A warrant canary is a colloquial term for a regularly published statement that a service provider has not received legal process that it would be prohibited from saying it had received. Once a service provider does receive legal process, the speech prohibition goes into place, and the canary statement is removed. Source In a nutshell, a […]
Social media is a great thing. Services such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube help connect friends, families, and even strangers around the world. But it’s well known that they pose an important threat to business owners. Let’s start with the basics. It’s true that access to these services can keep an employee stimulated and give […]
Continuing our media push, I wrote a guest post for Forbes. High profile news throws a spotlight on how people feel about the privacy of their personal digital data, but for years, cybercrime has been stealing and selling it with very little coordinated public uproar. This malaise must end. The very real threat comes not […]
So as you can see, I’ve been talking to the media a lot in the last few weeks. I was mentioned in “Soca shuts sites selling stolen credit card info” which was posted on the Computer Business Review website. Just me preaching about how arresting a few cyber criminals will never stop the problem. New […]
I recently wrote an article for London Loves Business called “How can you protect your business from cyber attack?” I figured it would come naturally to me, but I had to really give the content some thought. In a nutshell, employee education and updated security software are still so critical to keeping your business safe.
A friend of mine asked me to take a look as to why Google and Bing were inaccessible using Firefox. I dove in and realized that they were also unreachable using Internet Explorer, Chrome, and even command line ping. It became apparent that the hosts file had been hijacked. In fact, these entries were the […]
Sveta from MRG brought this video to my attention. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUGTlVSefeo Really shows how sophisticated and dangerous these threats can be.
With all of the SOPA talk this month, I figured an article on piracy was deserving. Being able to pinpoint users of pirated software is becoming easier and more accurate. For example, check out YouHaveDownloaded.com, a website that lists the torrents you may have downloaded in a certain time span. While the website is not […]