By activating the Device Administrator, you are preventing your Webroot Security app from being uninstalled by other apps or unauthorized actions. It also ensures tracking data will continue to be sent to the management console from lost or stolen devices. This is to ensure the security of our devices for our customers.
Please feel free to contact our Support Team directly for additional information.
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No apologies needed, @jay-l. Thanks for sharing what you're listening to with us!
Bowie never died, he just checked out early for a bit
There are about a million songs I could post that I listen to regularly, but I'll do this one since came on my Favorites playlist while I was writing this
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The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cyber news weekly. Who am I?
I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst, and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any more questions? Just ask.
Scottish Parliament Successfully Stops Cyberattack
Officials in the Scottish Parliament have issued a statement regarding a brute force attack on their IT infrastructure. Fortunately for the many members of parliament, their already impressive cybersecurity protocols had recently been further improved in the wake of similar attacks over the last few months. On top of the added security measures, a forced password reset was issued to all staff members, simply to improve any weak credentials.
Phony Banking Domains Distribute Malware
While security precautions continue to expand, the malicious campaigns that try to evade them are growing even faster. By creating multiple fake banking domains, scammers are now attempting to spread Trickbot, a banking Trojan, to thousands of unsuspecting customers. Online banking customers should remain cautious of sites that require banking credentials, especially if visiting them from a link from their email.
Web Service Providers Move Away From the Daily Stormer
In the aftermath of the recent demonstrations and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the public has fervently demanded that The Daily Stormer, as a high-traffic site for hate speech, be taken down. After GoDaddy took down the domain, the site attempted to use Google’s hosting services, which were quickly terminated. After being shunned by numerous hosting sites, The Daily Stormer has relocated to the Dark Web.
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Hacker Unlocks Vehicle for Desperate Family
After waiting several months for a replacement key to be shipped from Japan, the owner of a now keyless Toyota minivan called on a hacker for help. The hacker was able to reprogram the car to allow the owner to use a new key. While this case is a white hat story with a happy ending, it calls attention to the security protocols that could be circumvented by a less altruistic character.
Stay up-to-date on the most important security news on our Threat Blog.
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DarthGarrus wrote: I didn't try to renew it. Must have been a mistake on their side, while trying to merge, they renewed my subscription. Hope we can fix this. I asked for a refund, nevertheless.
You'll need to work with our Team directly to resolve that, as I don't have the authorization to issue any refunds.
Please know that you can always reach our Team by phone for immediate assistance:
1-866-612-4268 M-F 7am−8pm MT
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Welcome to the Weekly Business Digest!
This is a weekly series we're starting to highlight the best articles and conversations going on in the Community. It's a great opportunity for you to sound off and share your voice!
Introducing Webroot Security Awareness Training
Webroot has acquired the assets of Securecast , a security awareness training platform. Building on Securecast, Webroot Security Awareness Training will give managed service providers (MSPs) and businesses a solution to reduce the risks and costs of phishing, ransomware, and other cyber threats with end-user education.
Webroot Security Awareness Training is available now as a beta program, with general availability scheduled for later this fall. The beta will allow participants to operate phishing simulations and provide a test course to address the weakest link in an organization’s security posture: the human factor. By combining the latest threat intelligence, technology, and training, Webroot enables businesses to reduce their security risks by continually educating their users and testing their awareness on cybersecurity best practices.
Explore Webroot Security Awareness Training
71% of SMBs aren't prepared for cybersecurity risks
This past May, Webroot surveyed more than 600 IT decision-makers at medium-sized companies (with between 100 and 499 employees) in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. The survey focused on how these small businesses perceived new threats facing their organizations.
96% of those surveyed believe they are susceptible to cyber threats.
80% use third-party IT security resources (mixed-use IT and security teams).
94% are updating their security budgets to account for mitigating new threats.
71% still admit not being ready to address cybersecurity threats.
Get the full report and more stats here.
Live Webinar: The Future of Cyber Security - Facts & Predictions
Ransomware, one of today's biggest security threats, has become a massive growth opportunity for our channel. As key stakeholders fear now that their organization will eventually be hit by a ransomware attack, they are willing to spend more on IT security solutions.
Topics to be covered:
Why is NHS spending 50 million pounds to improve its cyber security?
Why are schools and top universities the perfect targets for the file-encrypting attacks?
How much are businesses willing to invest after their first ransomware attack?
How to remain competitive and win the cyber security market?
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What was your favorite story from the past week? Let us know in the comments!
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Welcome to the Weekly Webroot Digest!
This is a weekly series to highlight the best articles and conversations going on all around the Community. It's a great opportunity to let your voice be heard!
Locky ransomware rises from the crypt with new Lukitus and Diablo variants
New variants of Locky—Diablo and Lukitus—have surfaced from the ransomware family presumed by many to be dead. After rising to infamy as one of the first major forms of ransomware to achieve global success, Locky’s presence eventually faded. However, it appears this notorious attack is back with distribution through the Necurs botnet, one of the largest botnets in use today.
Webroot protects against Diablo and Lukitus
Google adds Anti-Phishing feature also to Gmail app for iOS
Phishing continues to be one of the most dangerous threats, crooks continue to devise new techniques to trick victims into providing sensitive information. The technique is still the privileged attack vector for financially motivated attacks and recent attacks reached a level of sophistication that made them phishing messages hard to detect.
To fight phishing attacks, Google has introduced a security measure for its Gmail app for iOS that will help users identify and delete phishing emails.
Learn more about protecting yourself while you're on the go.
Major Security Companies share tips on identifying imposters
The most prominent tech companies (including yours truly) issue statements on making unsolicited calls to customers:
Webroot (maker of SecureAnywhere software): “Webroot teammates DO NOT make unsolicited outbound calls to customers.”
Microsoft: Won’t call you unless you call it. Microsoft has a team fighting tech-support fraud. Report Microsoft scams at: microsoft.com/reportascam
Apple: Won’t make unsolicited calls. Apple offers several ways to contact the company to report phishing and suspicious messages at: support.apple.com/en-ca/HT204759
What steps do you take to make sure your identity is protected?
Flash’s Final Countdown Has Begun
In 2020, in collaboration with Apple , Facebook , Google , Microsoft and Mozilla , Adobe will retire the much maligned Flash Player . A large part of the problem, experts say, despite progress in hardening its attack surface , is that it’s not secure enough. Flash continues to be a massive attack target that needs to go, they said. Since 2005, it has amassed 1,033 unique CVE entries , above, more than Microsoft’s Windows XP or Internet Explorer, according to CVEDetails.com.
Read the full story on Adobe's gradual elimination of Flash!
100 funny things to ask Google Home and Google Assistant
Google has a great sense of humor. Our friends from TechAdvisor compiled a list of 100 phrases you can ask your Google Home/Assistant.
The best part is, the responses can be different each time you ask!
See my top 5 favorite responses and check out all 100!
What was your favorite story of the week?
What stories or topics would you like to see covered next week?
Sound off in the comments and let us know!
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Google Home is the gadget you'll want to show off, but your house guests don't want to hear a news report or the weather. Here are some funny things to ask Google Home for an entertaining response.
Also see: Google Home UK review and Best Google Home tips & tricks
Google can be surprisingly funny, and thanks to the Google Assistant the Google Home is a really smart interactive device. Here are my favorites of the funny things you can say to Google Home!
What to ask Google Home ( Try repeating the questions for alternative responses)
Q. Okay Google, where do you live?
A. I live in the cloud. I'd like to also think I live in your heart, but I don't want to make assumptions.
Q. Okay Google, what are you wearing?
A. Just some bits and bobs I picked up in engineering.
Q. Okay Google, what does the fox say?
A. Ring-ding-ding-ding-ding-and-ding-a-wah-a-pah-pah-pah-pah or so I've heard.
Q. Okay Google, did you fart?
A. I don't believe I did fart, no, but blame it on me if you want. Although they do say whoever smelled it dealt it.
Q. Okay Google, do you know Alexa?
A. It would be nice if my home was as tall as Alexa's is. I'm not complaining though, I like how cosy it is.
Whether you have a Google Device or not, check out the rest of the hilarious responses!
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If you know this is a problem, why is it STILL not fixed? I am having the issue as well. The fix was to install the old password manager. That's no longer available. I NEED Auto populate!
Fixing issues isn't as easy as knowing they exist. Our Team needs to be able to reproduce the issue in-house, and then work the defect through the backlog..keep in mind, with any Software, there are many bugs to be worked out.
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