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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Labs report: Malicious AI is coming—is the security world ready?

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Malwarebytes Labs’ latest report looks at the near-future reality of malicious artificial intelligence (AI), evaluating how the technology is being used today, and how it realistically might be abused in the next few years.

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Governments increasingly eye social media meltdown

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 16:10:14 +0000

It seems problems never quite go away for social media platforms, and more governments of the world are taking keen interest. Will the tech giants be able to sort things out before legislators steps into the fray?

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