A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:03:33 +0000

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:27:46 +0000

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:38:19 +0000

A roundup of important security news from the week of November 4–10, including the release of Malwarebytes 4.0, vendor email compromise, fake news, robocalls, and more.

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How to protect yourself from doxing

Credit to Author: Osama Tahir| Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:37:31 +0000

Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

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Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:45:12 +0000

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:54:56 +0000

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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Cooperating apps and automatic permissions are setting you up for failure

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:53:10 +0000

Apps that cooperate and share permissions might seem convenient, but are they worth the security and privacy risk?

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