Biden puts a bullet in Kaspersky: Sales, updates to be banned in America

June 20, 2024 at 05:10PM The Biden administration has banned the sale of Kaspersky products and services in the United States due to national security concerns. This includes prohibiting software sales from July 20 and preventing the distribution of updates and malware signatures after September 29. Violators could face fines or criminal prosecution. Existing US-based … Read more

AWS Announces Authentication and Malware Protection Enhancements

June 14, 2024 at 03:00AM AWS made several security announcements at its re:Inforce conference, including new features for identity and malware protection services. These include support for passkeys as part of multi-factor authentication, IAM Access Analyzer enhancements, Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection for S3, and a preview of natural language query generation in AWS CloudTrail Lake. … Read more

The Next Generation of RBI (Remote Browser Isolation)

June 4, 2024 at 08:13AM Summary: The browser security landscape has evolved, with traditional Browser Isolation now inadequate. A new report recommends a shift to Secure Browser Extensions due to the limitations of Browser Isolation, impact on productivity, and changing web-borne threats. Secure Browser Extensions offer improved performance, visibility, risk analysis, and granular enforcement, with … Read more

Beyond Threat Detection – A Race to Digital Security

May 31, 2024 at 08:09AM The digital landscape presents both benefits and threats as sharing digital content expands, particularly through email, documents, and chat. Cybersecurity is a relentless battle, with threat actors continuously evolving tactics to outpace defenses. Everfox’s innovative prevention-based approach, especially its transformation-based Content Disarm and Reconstruction, is non-reliant on detection and effectively … Read more

Android 15 Brings Improved Fraud and Malware Protections

May 16, 2024 at 09:07AM Google announced improved security features and AI-powered protections in Android 15 to keep users safe from fraud and malware. Play Protect, scanning 200 billion apps daily, will feature live threat detection and enhanced on-device AI. Android 15 will also include tightened screen sharing controls and enhanced protections against fraud and … Read more

Android 15 Rolls Out Advanced Features to Protect Users from Scams and Malicious Apps

May 15, 2024 at 01:58PM Google is introducing new features in Android 15 to enhance security and protect against malicious apps capturing sensitive data. These updates include expanded Play Integrity API functionalities, restricted settings for sideloaded apps, and enhanced fraud protections with Google Play Protect. Additionally, new measures are being implemented to bolster cellular and … Read more

Introducing the NetBeacon Institute: Empowering a Safer Web

May 6, 2024 at 05:18PM The DNS Abuse Institute has transformed into the NetBeacon Institute, focusing on combating online technical abuse. It offers free innovative solutions, education, and collaboration opportunities to domain industry stakeholders. The flagship programs, NetBeacon MAP and NetBeacon Reporter, have been expanded to better measure and report on DNS Abuse. The Institute … Read more

Google rejected 2.28 million risky Android apps from Play store in 2023

April 29, 2024 at 12:13PM Google blocked 2.28 million Android apps and 333,000 Google Play accounts due to policy violations, part of its ‘SAFE’ principles to protect users and innovate responsibly. Enhanced reviewing processes and collaborations with SDK providers resulted in the rejection or remediation of 200,000 risky app submissions. Google advises sourcing apps only … Read more

Google rejected 2.28 million risky apps from Play Store in 2023

April 29, 2024 at 12:05PM Google blocked 2.28 million apps from Google Play due to policy violations, while also identifying and blocking 333,000 accounts for malware and policy breaches. These actions are part of Google’s ‘SAFE’ principles to protect users and developers. Additional efforts include rejecting risky app submissions and partnering with SDK providers. Users … Read more

Research Shows How Attackers Can Abuse EDR Security Products

April 22, 2024 at 10:45AM SafeBreach security researcher Shmuel Cohen demonstrated how endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions, such as Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex XDR, could be manipulated into malicious offensive tools. Cohen identified weaknesses, allowing an attacker to deploy ransomware, elevate privileges, and remain undetected. Palo Alto Networks addressed these issues with automatic content … Read more