When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 15:15:00 +0000

What are the biggest social media platforms doing to combat the rise in COVID-19 conspiracy theories spreading online?

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How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:42:04 +0000

We explore some of the ways social media use personal data to fuel advertising and keep the profits flowing.

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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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