Author: Bert Rankin

As always, malware continues to grow in sophistication and power. Here’s another case in point. We’ve been closely following ransomware as it expands its primary focus from individuals to include businesses. Now we’re seeing the next evolution of this ugly form of crimeware. A recent wave...

Freely available, public networks are a huge asset to the world, and they get plenty of use. One global supplier of software for public networks, Purple Wi-Fi, reports that almost half of us who carry a laptop, tablet, or smart phone, will connect to a...

Malware and cybercrime continue to grow at alarming rates. Unfortunately, the world-wide shortage of security talent is making it very difficult for organizations to find the resources necessary to defend themselves. Given the lack of available experts, businesses need to do everything they...

At Lastline we take great pride in our partnerships and ability to integrate with other security tools. For example, with more than 90 percent of data breaches attributed to phishing schemes, our partnership with PhishMe provides a critical degree of added protection against such attacks. Lastline...

In a previous blog, titled Evasive Malware – The Art of Doing Nothing, we covered how advanced malware evades detection by stalling and postponing all malicious activity whenever a sandbox is detected.  In today's blog, we'll look at another sophisticated evasion technique...

Advanced malware uses a number of techniques to avoid being detected by a sandbox. One method is to stall. When a malicious object discovers that it's under evaluation, it will postpone evil behavior until the sandbox times out. The malware simply hides its...

One of the common misconceptions regarding a conventional sandbox is how much it can actually observe when evaluating an object for malicious behavior. Because a conventional sandbox runs in an isolated virtual machine environment, an object can safely execute without risk of...