5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Oct. 19

  • Authorities announced they disrupted the infrastructure for Dridex, a pernicious family of malware that targets banking customers, although the threat appears to again be active.

  • Has China already gone back on its word to stop hacking into and stealing intellectual property from U.S. targets?

  • Adobe quickly pushed out a patch for a "critical" zero-day Flash vulnerability announced last week.

  • U.S. lawmakers want to make hacking cars illegal, potentially threatening researchers with big penalties.

  • Even users with a very limited digital footprint can succumb to dedicated intruders.  

  

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