App stores don't do enough to hunt for potentially malicious anomalies, but argues that their limited design does help protect against devastating supply chain attacks.
Security Experts Explain the Malware Dangers of App Stores, Excel & More
If you haven’t been following Black Hat 2021 (the yearly hacker conference that takes place in Vegas), that’s OK — but you will want to know what a number of security experts revealed during Day 1. Did you know that app stores don't do enough to hunt for malware? How about that Excel 4 is extremely useful to malware coders or that stalkerware enables domestic abuse? We break it all down below.
Almost 30 years ago, VBA supposedly replaced Excel’s old macro system. But that system is still present, and extremely useful to malware coders.
At Black Hat 2021, security experts break down how stalkerware works, how it fits into a pattern of domestic abuse enabled by technology, and what Silicon Valley can do about it.
A sleeping space in a capsule hotel is so small, it’s almost like climbing inside an appliance. And, like any other smart appliance, your cozy capsule is a ripe target for hacking.
What's up next at Black Hat 2021
After COVID-19 forced a virtual Black Hat 2020, the hacker conference returns to Las Vegas, but not to normalcy.
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