A week in security (January 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 11:58:09 +0000

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Google and Facebook fined $240 million for making cookies hard to refuse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:10:10 +0000

French privacy watchdog CNIL has fined Google and Facebook for making it much harder to refuse cookies than it to accept them.

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How social media mistakes can impact cybersecurity

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:13:16 +0000

Trusting the wrong people often leads to cybersecurity mistakes, and it’s one of the biggest things our support team gets asked about.

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What are computer cookies?

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 16:08:54 +0000

What are cookies, are they good or bad, how do they work, and why are some browsers banning third-party cookies?

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What is Incognito mode? Our private browsing 101

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 15:24:02 +0000

We look at what Incognito mode does, how to turn it on, what it’s good at, and explain why it may not do what you think it does.

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Google FLoC puts ad trackers on a cookie-free diet

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:15:28 +0000

Browsers are phasing out third-party cookies. Google needs a cookie replacement that respects your privacy, fast. Is FLoC the answer?

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Charities and the advertising industry: data ecosystems and privacy risks

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:59:59 +0000

We take a look at a study which dives into the connection between popular UK based charity organisations and tracking, Real Time Bidding, and data analysis

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