Online security tips for Valentine’s Day: how to beat the cheats

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:07:19 +0000

Love is in the air, and so are the hopes of scammers wanting to make a quick buck at your expense. Shore up your digital defenses this Valentine’s Day with a look at some of the common problem areas.

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Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:31:12 +0000

We take a look at some of the many vaguely threatening/panic-inducing attempts by Apple scams to phish potential victims. Featuring emails, texts, and…Edward Snowden?!

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Kotlin-based malicious apps penetrate Google market

Credit to Author: Gleb Malygin| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000

New malicious apps appear in Google Play abusing Kotlin, the “safest” official programming language for the Android.

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Bank robbers 2.0: digital thievery and stolen cryptocoins

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:57:07 +0000

A new generation of thieves, bank robbers 2.0, seek to steal huge amounts of money as anonymously as they can. So they’ve developed a multitude of ways to pilfer cryptocurrency.

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New Deepfakes forum goes mining with Coinhive

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:23:40 +0000

With the collapse of the main Deepfakes hubs on Reddit, users have moved away to other forums. Problem is, at least one of them is mining for cryptocurrency. Can your PC handle it?

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Bogus hack apps hack users back for cryptocash

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:30:00 +0000

Recently, we discovered a gold mine of fake hack apps that mine for Monero cryptocurrency and serve up annoying adware.

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New Flash Player zero-day comes inside Office document

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:55:16 +0000

Threat actors are targeting South Korea with a Flash Player zero-day in limited attacks, according to Adobe.

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Boomerang spam bombs Malwarebytes forum—not a smart move

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:57:42 +0000

Boomerang Tech solutions had trouble configuring their spambots, thus dropping a few spam bombs on Malwarebytes forums. Watch us catch them red-handed in a scammer call.

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Ransomware’s difficult second album

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at the difficulties faced by ransomware authors as they try to adapt and evolve to the next form of stealthier Bitcoin hoarding: cryptocurrency mining.

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Plugging a virtual leak: insecure VR app exposes customer data

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:00:00 +0000

Until a recent fix was applied, users of the VR pornography app SinVR could have found their subscriber information up for grabs.

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“Who visits your Twitter profile” spam app brings week of chaos

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:17:06 +0000

Last week saw a Twitter spam app claiming to show who “viewed your profile” and spreading throughout the social media platform. See how it spread, and what you can do to avoid being caught by this common scam.

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