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Introducing the Brand New Malwarebytes Labs


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Hey folks,

We've got a brand new Malwarebytes Labs!

So why did we mess with a good thing? We decided that we wanted to provide you with even more opportunities for education, communication, and knowledge. So, we created Malwarebytes Labs, your one-stop shop for everything concerning cyberthreats. Here’s what's new:

Threat Profiles

This new section is like a wiki of threats. Each threat will have its own page that will list relevant information such as a short biography, history, removal, and avoidance procedures. The goal is to make it super easy to find out more about the kinds of malware and attacks that plague you and your family.

The threat profile section is searchable, so it's easy to find what you are looking for. We plan to link these profiles with stories on the blog, so you can look up background info on the threat while you are reading a post about a new development. This section is "living," meaning that we'll update it and add to it all of the time, so make sure you check in frequently!

New Categories

We've condensed our content into five parent categories that allow us to write for a specific audience based on interest and use. Each parent category has several subcategories on topics ranging from Mac to mobile, so it's easy to find the information you're looking for.

We have a new category called “101” just for the basics of computer security. These articles make it easy for you to learn something new or pass the info on to a cybersecurity noob who needs schooling. We also have a category for advanced technical analysis ("Threat analysis"), as well breaking news in "Cybercrime" and industry updates in "Security world." Finally, you can keep up-to-date on new Malwarebytes products and company announcements in the "Malwarebytes news" section.

If you're the kind of person that likes everything, don't worry: we are still offering all of the content (regardless of category) in chronological order, just like we do now. Find that in the "All" section.

Glossary

Have you ever started reading one of our posts and come across a term you didn't recognize? Well, we now have a glossary of computer security and technology terms. Just like the threat profiles, this section is alive and we are going to be updating it with new terms all the time. We are also going to be linking glossary terms to our blog posts, so it doesn't take time away from learning about the latest threats.

So that's it, that's the new Malwarebytes Labs! We hope veteran and new readers alike enjoy what we have built and will continue building. For those of you who have been dedicated readers for the last four years, I personally want to thank you for your continued support and look forward to making Malwarebytes Labs as great as it can be.

Check it out here:

https://blog.malwarebytes.org

How do you like the new look? Let us know in this thread, all feedback is welcome!

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Will technical information be added to the future under the Threat Profiles? Like related files, folders, Registry keys, entries, etc.?

So far, the changes are really good :) Time to spam my social medias with links to the Lab!

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5 hours ago, Aura said:

Will technical information be added to the future under the Threat Profiles? Like related files, folders, Registry keys, entries, etc.?

So far, the changes are really good :) Time to spam my social medias with links to the Lab!

That's the plan. We are starting with high level threat categories just to help get people educated about what certain types of Malware and attacks are, after that we plan to incorporate families and once we do, we'll be able to provide more technical information about how they operate. 

Glad you like the changes! We are really excited about this new chapter for MB!

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5 hours ago, TwinHeadedEagle said:

Previous design was more than good for me, this one with all of these categories is not bad, but kind of follow up to what Kaspersky and Eset does with their blogs. At the other side, it is nice to have all of these categories for easier navigation :)

Thanks for the feedback! We decided to go this route because a lot of times an important company news post or educational post or technical post might get lost under the constant stream with the old layout. This way, folks can find not only what subject matter they are looking for, but also how deep they want to go down the rabbit hole. 

For example, if you wanted to know about a new malvertising attack but not exactly how the attack works from a technical code level, you could find something in the Cybercrime category that should give a run-down of what is going on and how to keep safe. While if you really wanted to know exactly how a family of Ransomware operated, with snippets of the disassembled code and recreation of algorithms, you could go to Threat Analysis.

Then of course, if all you wanted to know was what this Ransomware stuff you've been hearing about so much was all about, the 101 Category can give you a high level run-down of what it was, why its dangerous and what to do to avoid it.

We plan on building on top of this a lot, so we really appreciate your thoughts!

Thanks!

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8 hours ago, Edisun said:

That's the plan. We are starting with high level threat categories just to help get people educated about what certain types of Malware and attacks are, after that we plan to incorporate families and once we do, we'll be able to provide more technical information about how they operate. 

Glad you like the changes! We are really excited about this new chapter for MB!

Awesome! :) Funny too that this rebrand comes out not a long time after this thread gets posted... :P

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/topic/184224-malware-info-page/

 

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8 hours ago, Edisun said:

Thanks for the feedback! We decided to go this route because a lot of times an important company news post or educational post or technical post might get lost under the constant stream with the old layout. This way, folks can find not only what subject matter they are looking for, but also how deep they want to go down the rabbit hole. 

For example, if you wanted to know about a new malvertising attack but not exactly how the attack works from a technical code level, you could find something in the Cybercrime category that should give a run-down of what is going on and how to keep safe. While if you really wanted to know exactly how a family of Ransomware operated, with snippets of the disassembled code and recreation of algorithms, you could go to Threat Analysis.

Then of course, if all you wanted to know was what this Ransomware stuff you've been hearing about so much was all about, the 101 Category can give you a high level run-down of what it was, why its dangerous and what to do to avoid it.

We plan on building on top of this a lot, so we really appreciate your thoughts!

Thanks!

Yeah, categories are nice, but their naming is confusing even to me. For example 101. I don't know what is the meaning of this number. There are a lot of mixed things there, Facebook privacy, ransomware, Mac malware, process explorer. Hoping you didn't have time yet to sort them out correctly. 

Cybercrime category is okay, but I think you had to think of better name for this one. Latest Threats or simply Threats would be much better for my point of view. 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Corrine said:

I have no issues with the design of the blog and like the categories.  However, I absolutely hate the extremely light font.  IMO, it is so light as to be almost unreadable. 

Hey Corrine, could you post a screenshot of what you are seeing?

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2 hours ago, celee said:

Hi @Corrine, does it look like that when you use a different browser?

 

Excellent question! It was the same with both Firefox and Pale Moon (primary browser) but very clear with IE (which I seldom use). You can see the contrast difference in the side-by-side image below with IE on the right.

 

MBAM Labs Blog2.PNG

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No problem Corrine, you're welcome! :) And Tarun's suggestion to flush the cache is good as well. Maybe Firefox didn't like the "sudden" change of the Malwarebytes Labs website, and it caused this issue.

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On 2016-06-22 at 8:41 PM, Corrine said:

Great suggestion, Aura, thank you!  I unchecked the option allowing pages to use their own fonts instead of my setting.  That solved the problem for me.

Hi Corrine:

Thanks for raising this issue.  I also use Firefox as my default browser and could barely read the text at https://blog.malwarebytes.com/.  I disabled the setting at Tools | Options | Content | Fonts & Colors | Advanced | Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selection above and the text is much easier to read now.

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On 2016-06-26 at 10:57 PM, lmacri said:

Hi Corrine:

Thanks for raising this issue.  I also use Firefox as my default browser and could barely read the text at https://blog.malwarebytes.com/.  I disabled the setting at Tools | Options | Content | Fonts & Colors | Advanced | Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selection above and the text is much easier to read now.

Further to my previous post, I've decided to re-enable the Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selection above in my Firefox settings because Firefox's default Times New Roman font looks terrible on many other websites I visit that use a Serif font.  The text at https://blog.malwarebytes.com/ is back to the washed-out font shown in Corrine's post # 15 but that's better than having several other websites defaulting to the wrong font.

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