This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Adam Kujawa, security evangelist and director of Malwarebytes Labs, about “security hubris,” the simple phenomenon in which businesses are less secure than they actually believe.
Ask yourself, right now, on a scale from one to ten, how cybersecure are you? Now, do you have any reused passwords for your online accounts? Does your home router still have its default password? If your business rolled out new software for you to use for working from home (WFH), do you know if those software platforms are secure?
If your original answer is looking a little more shaky, don’t be surprised. That is security hubris
Tune in to hear about the dangers of security hubris to a business, how to protect against it, and about how Malwarebytes found it within our most recent report, “Enduring from home: COVID-19’s impact on business security,” on the latest episode of Lock and Code, with host David Ruiz.
We cover our own research on:
- The cybersecurity skills gap is misunderstood. It’s not a lack of talent, but a lack of understanding in how to find and hire thattalent.
- Stalkerware survey results show majority of people aren’t creepy. Which is good news, but still leaves us with the others to worry about.
- How to recognize missing person scams. Show of hands: have you ever retweeted one of those?
Other cybersecurity news:
- The US government issued a warning about North Korean hackers targeting banks worldwide. (Source: BleepingComputer)
- A team of academics from Switzerland has discovered a security bug that can be abused to bypass PIN codes for Visa contactless payments. (Source: ZDNet)
- For governments and armed forces around the world, the digital domain has become a potential battlefield. (Source: Public Technology)
- A new hacker hacker-for-hire group is targeting organizations worldwide with malware hidden inside malicious 3Ds Max plugins. (Source: Security Affairs)
- The Qbot trojan evolves to hijack legitimate email threads. (Source: BetaNews)
Stay safe, everyone!