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Browser sync—what are the risks of turning it on?

Modern browsers include synchronization features (like Google Chrome’s Sync) so that all your browsers, on all your devices, share the same tabs, passwords, plugins, and other features. While this is certainly convenient, particularly when you’re migrating to a new device, synchronizing browsers also comes with some risks. What is browser sync
Publish At:2021-02-03 18:24 | Read:709 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bookmarks browlock browser browsers byob chrome chro

RevenueWire to pay $6.7 million to settle FTC charges

What can you do as a scammer when no legitimate payment provider wants to process your payments anymore? Or, what if you are growing sick and tired of these same payment providers reimbursing disgruntled customers who claim that your products didn’t fix computers, like—you know—you said they would? Simple. You rely on some novel help. That is, unti
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:42 | Read:1062 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tech support scams browlock fake online scanners fraud FTC p

WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear sep
Publish At:2020-01-22 16:50 | Read:2050 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat analysis 404Browlock 404error browlock browlocks Brow

Regaining control over Edge

With the public introduction of Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge, we have noticed that quite a few people have run into this predicament: If Edge is set to start with the same tabs that were open when it was last closed (Previous pages), and you happened to get redirected to a site that locks up your browser (e.g. Browlock), there is no easy way to e
Publish At:2015-09-28 07:55 | Read:5541 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security AutoRecover browlock edge Pieter Arntz previ

ITsecurity Daily Briefing: 08/18/2014

ITsecurity Daily Briefing: 08/18/2014 The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday August 18, 2014.NewsPapers/ReportsWebThingsEventsM&AAlertsNewsHillary Clinton’s phone ‘hacked by German intelligence’“Hillary Clinton’s phone was hacked during her t
Publish At:2014-08-19 04:10 | Read:13069 | Comments:0 | Tags:News account takeover Bitcoin Blackphone Browlock BSOD Clint