Andrada Fiscutean

Andrada Fiscutean is a technology journalist and radio news editor. She writes about hackers, malware, women in tech and companies based in Eastern Europe.

Remote work raises threats from consumer IoT devices

What is malvertising? And how to protect against it

What is malvertising? And how to protect against it

Malvertising, the practice of sprinkling malicious code to legitimate-looking ads, affects both small and large websites. Protecting against it is harder than it seems.

Why Excel 4.0 macro exploits are surging

Why Excel 4.0 macro exploits are surging

Researchers discover progressively complex and effective XL4 attacks that take advantage of the many organizations that still rely on the old functionality.

From pranks to APTs: How remote access Trojans became a major security threat

From pranks to APTs: How remote access Trojans became a major security threat

A remote access Trojans (RAT) is malicious software that allows an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a victim’s computer over the internet. RATs are typically installed without user consent and remain hidden to avoid detection.

Stretched and stressed: Best practices for protecting security workers' mental health

Stretched and stressed: Best practices for protecting security workers' mental health

Security work is stressful under the best of circumstances, but remote work presents its own challenges. Here's how savvy security leaders can best support their teams today — wherever they're working.

A history of ransomware: The motives and methods behind these evolving attacks

A history of ransomware: The motives and methods behind these evolving attacks

Ransomware was a novelty until Bitcoin emerged. Today, ransomware is big business as gangs keep innovating.

Microsoft Office the most targeted platform to carry out attacks

Microsoft Office the most targeted platform to carry out attacks

The number of attacks carried out using the popular suite has increased in the past two years as browsers become harder targets. Office files are now more popular than PDFs to deliver malware.

Want better mobile security or privacy? Try these Android and iOS alternatives

Want better mobile security or privacy? Try these Android and iOS alternatives

GrapheneOS offers hardened security over Android, while /e/OS locks down your private information. The main trade-off for both is fewer apps.

Stealing money in the digital age: The dark industry of trafficking financial data

Stealing money in the digital age: The dark industry of trafficking financial data

Cybercriminal gangs dealing in credit card and other financial data have refined their tools and changed their ideology for more profitable attacks.

Hunting vintage MS-DOS viruses from Cuba to Pakistan

Hunting vintage MS-DOS viruses from Cuba to Pakistan

Security researchers and enthusiasts try to understand and preserve the history of malware.

DNS hijacking grabs headlines, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg

DNS hijacking grabs headlines, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg

DNS pioneer Paul Vixie contemplates missed opportunities for improving internet security and advocates for widespread use of DNSSEC, which he helped create, and which he believes would go a long way toward improving DNS security.

Outside-the-box malware is getting more common, security researchers warn

Outside-the-box malware is getting more common, security researchers warn

Malware authors have been experimenting with unusual malware formats, and this presents new challenges for the security industry.

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