Seeking a security research intern in Cambridge, MA

Posted on July 28, 2014 - 17:04 by ccondon

StopBadware is a unique place to work, as any of our staff will tell you. We have roots in academia and branches across the technology industry; we operate in a highly technical space, but our focus is helping people. We're a small team with a huge mission—and we're hiring! 

We're looking for an intern to help drive some of our core research programs for fall 2014 and beyond. This is a one-of-a-kind role with tons of flexibility and room for growth. You'll work with a couple of us in our sunny startup space in Cambridge, Mass. 


Classifying sites as hacked or malicious

Posted on July 24, 2014 - 14:34 by ccondon

For the past several months, StopBadware's research team has been paying special attention to ways we can differentiate and track certain categories of infected websites. Thousands of website review requests are submitted to us every month; most of these are for hacked legitimate sites whose owners are concerned with cleaning up malware infections and protecting visitors. Some, however, are maliciously registered sites, or sites whose owners are abusing free hosting or dynamic DNS services to spread malware.

Community news and analysis: June 2014

Posted on July 9, 2014 - 14:25 by ccondon

Plugin vulnerabilities and new variants of old malware were prevalent themes in our partner community the past month, but there was some positive stuff, too. One highlight was an informative DreamUp on WordPress security hosted by our partners over at DreamHost. The DreamUp is over, but the video proof that it happened lives on: