The Star Wars Twitter botnet, the return of Lavabit, a critical Cisco Webex flaw, and the St. Louis Library ransomware story are discussed.
Be honest: You’ve been waiting for the list since the New Years. I know I have. Why? It’s probably some kind of voyeurism. For some reason it’s also immensely satisfying to cringe about the horrbile passwords that people are using in their ignorance and knowing that yours is better. Hopefully.
People’s choice of passwords continues to be a huge security risk, according to new research. SplashData’s annual Worst Passwords List finds ‘123456’ and ‘password’ continue to be the most common choice.
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Our latest recap of the last seven days in information security includes the spread of the Nemucod trojan, the importance of improving awareness of online safety in children and young people and how Star Wars offers plenty of top cyber advice.
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Not very long ago, in a galaxy not far away, a group of cybercriminals decided to take advantage of the Star Wars effect to spread malware among the most impatient fans.
A lot of people cannot wait to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and that’s something cybercrooks know. That’s why a lot of links that theoretically allow the download of the new movie of the popular saga appeared. As many of you can imagine, those links do not include the films, the only thing they include is malware! An idea worthy of Darth Vader!
We can see those links in popular download sites, along with a lot of comments from users that warn about the true purpose of the links: To install malware on users’ devices.
Is easy to avoid falling victim of this type of scam; just avoid clicking on suspicious links and install an antivirus, like Avast 2016, and keep it updated.
As master Yoda said: “Patience you must have, my young Padawan”.
The power of the dark side is very tempting, but do not let cravings take over you. May the Force and Avast be with you!
Images via ADSLZone and Starwars.com
If you are looking to boost your cybersecurity prowess, then make some time for the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. You’d be surprised at what this hugely popular and successful movie has to offer.
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Some downloaded bargains can give you a lot more than desired. Would you like a slice of malware along with that free antivirus?
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