Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:13:59 +0000

There’s a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore.

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Facebook spammers making things worse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Adding to Facebook’s burden are two spam campaigns. One is aimed at Finnish users and the other was quickly terminated, but we expect both to resurface in one form or another.

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‘FakeUpdates’ campaign leverages multiple website platforms

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Browser update? Do not trust, and do verify before downloading potential malware.

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Maybe you shouldn’t use LinkedIn

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000

In light of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem, we examined another important social networking platform’s protection of users’ data. The results for LinkedIn users? Not pretty.

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Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:30:00 +0000

Some gaming portals have been preying on children to get their malicious extensions installed. They use targeted advertizing and offer (already) free games as a reward for installing their adware.

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“Celebrating Stephen Hawking” with a 419 scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:51:08 +0000

Scammers are using the good name of the recently deceased scientist Stephen Hawking to lure potential victims into a 419 scam, complete with a quiz and large cash prize for the winner.

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Tech support scammers GeeksHelp caught again, two years later

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:08:25 +0000

Almost two years after exposing a group of tech support scammers, we stumbled upon them again, this time under the moniker GeeksHelp.

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Do not fall for the WhatsApp message about Jio Prime Offer. It’s a hoax!

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:49:02 +0000

A message about a Jio Prime offer is circulating among WhatsApp users. Do not fall for it because it’s a hoax. Last evening, I received this message from one of my contacts. Looks like a genuine message, doesn’t it? But, it is nothing but a hoax. How do we know?…

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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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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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