Week in security with Tony Anscombe


ESET research dissects KryptoCibule malware family – Why close unused accounts rather than just remove apps – Microsoft’s new deepfake detector

ESET researchers dissect a malware family that they named KryptoCibule and that uses the victim’s resources to mine digital coins, hijacks transactions by replacing wallet addresses in the clipboard, and exfiltrates cryptocurrency-related files. After the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many of us to create accounts on various video-chatting apps, including Houseparty, it might be a good time to check for apps you no longer use and delete your accounts with the services. Microsoft has announced a new tool called Microsoft Video Authenticator that’s designed to identify deepfakes and help combat the proliferation of doctored media on the internet. All this – and more – on WeLiveSecurity.com.

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