6 ways to keep up with cybersecurity without going crazy

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

As we dive headfirst into National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it seems only fitting to discuss ways to stay on top of cybersecurity news. But what if following along makes you feel a little overwhelmed? Try these six methods of information-gathering to brush up on your cybersecurity know-how without losing your mind.

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Mingis on Tech: Data breaches and the rise of 'surveillance capitalism'

Credit to Author: Ken Mingis| Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 03:00:00 -0700

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Millions of accounts affected in latest Facebook hack

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 19:39:11 +0000

Facebook announced earlier today that its social network had been breached, resulting in 40 million accounts that were directly impacted. Learn more as the Facebook breach story develops.

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Here comes ‘antidisinformation as a service’

Credit to Author: Mike Elgan| Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 03:00:00 -0700

Disinformation was in the news again this week. Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft said they removed accounts linked to Russian and Iranian disinformation campaigns.

And if you think it’s all about politics and rogue nations, think again. The real story is about a new enterprise business service that fights disinformation.

I’ll tell you all about that below. But first, the real news about the fake news.

Facebook said that 652 Facebook pages and groups run by the Iranian and Russian governments were deleted because they were found to be “misleading,” by which it meant that the pages and social profiles presented themselves as something other than what they really were.

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The digital entropy of death: BSides Manchester

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:58:16 +0000

What happens to online accounts when we die? Not a cheerful subject by any stretch of the imagination, but one we covered at BSides Manchester.

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What is the price of your stolen identity on the online black market?

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:00:04 +0000

If you thought there is only a black market for stolen mobile phones, drugs, pirated software, etc., then you could be wrong. There is a black market that exists on the Internet and its most lucrative commodity is your personally identifiable information (PII – sensitive information that can be used…

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What does ‘consent to tracking’ really mean?

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:00:22 +0000

Do you know what companies can do after you click ok to a user agreement? Are you sure?

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Instagram story spam claims free Apple Watch

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at Instagram story spam leading to a “free Apple Watch” giveaway on a recently compromised celebrity account.

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Parenting in the Digital World: a review

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Parents don’t just hand over the car keys to children who haven’t taken driver’s ed. Sadly, the same can’t be said about smartphones. This book by Clayton Cranford shows parents the importance of keeping their kids safe online—and just how to do it.

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