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Shooting Phish in a Barrel: How Phishing Sites are Fooling You With SSL/TLS Certificates

In the past, a green padlock icon would inform the user that a site is secure and legit, whether it was true or false. Now, that is no longer the case. We are seeing more and more phishing sites using SSL/TLS certificates to try and fool people into thinking that a phishing site is actually legitimate. The appearance of free SSL/TLS certificates, which can be applied with ease (Let’s Encrypt, Comodo and more), allow scammers to harness SSL certificates to their own agenda, giving misguided people the felling of false security.

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New Phishing Protection

The ThreatSTOP Security Team has introduced a new list of Phishing protection in order to help our customers to protect themselves from Phishing and at the same time to maintain a separation between targets with different false positive chance.

Phishing is a technique used to gain private information for purposes of theft.

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Geographic Distribution of Malware

I volunteered to give a talk to the University of Cambridge Computer Lab yesterday. The talk was about how different countries "specialize" in different sorts of malware - or, to be slightly more accurate, show up in our database from different feeds.

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