WatchGuard Blog - Threat Defense

In Times of Ransom(every)ware, Unified Security is Essential

Following a series of headline-grabbing ransomware attacks that disrupted critical services in the US, FBI Director Christopher Wray likened the threat posed by ransomware to the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. According to Wray, recent attacks against one of the largest oil pipeline…

Ad blockers: key tools in the fight against malware

One of the entry vectors for malware comes through advertisements displayed on certain websites. A document sent to the US Congress confirms that both the NSA and the CIA deploy ad blockers in browsers as an additional protection measure against malware.

Old mobile numbers can compromise unsecure MFA systems

A recent study has analyzed the risks of reusing old mobile phone numbers. It found cases where new users received SMS messages with access to confidential information of the previous owners and also links to some of their online accounts due to MFA of those accounts.