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    Reading Time: ~2 min.Smartphone apps make life easier, more productive, and more entertaining. But can you trust every app you come across? Malicious mobile apps create easy access to your devices for Android and iOS malware to wreak havoc. And there are many untrusted and potentially dangerous apps lurking around in app stores determined to outsmart your smartphone. […]

    The post Bad Apps: Protect Your Smartphone from Mobile Malware appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~2 min.Chili’s Restaurant Reveals Payment Card Breach In the last week, officials have discovered a data breach that affects an unknown number of the chain’s 1,600 restaurants across the country. It is believed that the breach could affect customers who visited the restaurant between March and April of this year, and likely includes all payment information, […]

    The post Cyber News Rundown: Chili’s PoS Breached appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~2 min.The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cybersecurity news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any questions? Just ask. Comcast Router Bug Leaves Credentials Unsecured Researchers recently found a flaw in the Comcast user authentication process […]

    The post Cyber News Rundown: Comcast Router Bug appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~2 min.The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cybersecurity news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any questions? Just ask. Mercedes Keyless Entry Leads to Car Theft It was discovered this week that criminals are using an […]

    The post Cyber News Rundown: Hackable Mercedes appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~4 min.Nearly 50 percent of Americans don’t use antivirus software That’s right; something as basic as installing internet security software (which we all know we’re supposed to use) is completely ignored by about half the US. You’d be amazed how common this and other risky online behaviors are. We did a survey of people’s internet habits […]

    The post American Cybercrime: The Riskiest States in 2018 appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~3 min.GDPR represents a massive paradigm shift for global businesses. Every organization that handles data belonging to European residents must now follow strict security guidelines and businesses are now subject to hefty fines if data breaches are not disclosed. Organizations around the world have been busy preparing to comply with these new regulations, but many internet […]

    The post Is GDPR a Win for Cybercriminals? appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~2 min.The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cybersecurity news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any questions? Just ask. 92 Million Genealogy Site Accounts Compromised Earlier this week, genealogy and DNA testing site MyHeritage revealed it […]

    The post Cyber News Rundown: MyHeritage Breached appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~3 min.Cyberattacks are on the rise, with UK firms being hit, on average, by over 230,000 attacksin 2017. Managed service providers (MSPs) need to make security a priority in 2018, or they will risk souring their relationships with clients. By following 3 simple MSP best practices consisting of user education, backup and recovery, and patch management, […]

    The post 3 MSP Best Practices for Protecting Users appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~2 min.Apple Bans All Cryptocurrency Mining Apps from App Store Apple has made several policy changes over the last few days that will effectively ban all cryptocurrency mining features from apps in the App Store. This change comes not long after Apple removed an app called Calender 2, which silently began background mining for Monero but […]

    The post Cyber News Rundown: Apple Bans Crypto Mining Apps appeared first on Webroot Blog.


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    Reading Time: ~4 min.I had the privilege of giving a keynote on one of my favorite topics, busting myths around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), during DattoCon 2018 this week. Webroot has been doing machine learning for more than a decade and consider this aspect one of our key differentiators for our solutions. However, for many […]

    The post Parsing the Distinction Between AI & Machine Learning appeared first on Webroot Blog.