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Introducing Malwarebytes Privacy

Here at Malwarebytes, we’re no strangers to using virtual private networks (VPNs) to protect our privacy while browsing online. Regular readers of our blog will remember that we’ve advised on VPN usage on many occasions, whether for mobile device users looking for anonymity or business owners wanting additional authentication protocols. We believe VPNs are a
Publish At:2020-05-03 14:39 | Read:313 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Data privacy encryption IP address Malware

Lock and Code S1Ep5: Mythbusting and understanding VPNs with JP Taggart

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about VPNs—debunking their myths, explaining their actual capabilities, and providing some advice on what makes a strong VPN. Tune in for all this and m
Publish At:2020-05-03 14:39 | Read:235 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security android trojan biometrics bots iOS mail b

Governments’ Coronavirus Financial Relief Targeted by Cybercriminals

Governments’ Coronavirus Financial Relief Targeted by Cybercriminals April 13th, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Data Privacy, Data Protection, identity theft, Online Privacy, Uncategorized “Scammers are leveraging theCOVID-19 pandemic to steal your
Publish At:2020-04-13 13:10 | Read:696 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Data Privacy Data Protection identity theft On

3 Ways to Secure Yourself From Common Web Attacks

3 Ways to Secure Yourself From Common Web Attacks March 31st, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, Uncategorized With the increase in largely-publicized security breaches to corpo
Publish At:2020-03-31 07:15 | Read:699 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Data Privacy Data Protection Online Privacy On

Apple Safari now blocks all third-party cookies by default

byLisa Vaas“The long wait is over,” Apple WebKit engineer John Wilander announced on Tuesday: the latest update to the Safari browser is blocking third-party cookies by default for all users.Safari 13.1 was released on Tuesday, bringing full cookie blocking and other updates to Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature.
Publish At:2020-03-26 11:38 | Read:276 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Safari Web Browsers browser fingerprints browser

Coronavirus: New Phishing Campaigns Exploit the Global Panic

Coronavirus: New Phishing Campaigns Exploit the Global Panic March 15th, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, remote work, Uncategorized Unless you’ve been in complete lack of con
Publish At:2020-03-15 08:07 | Read:1009 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Data Privacy Data Protection Online Privacy On

Data Privacy Day 2020: 4 Ways to Protect Your Data

Data Privacy Day 2020: 4 Ways to Protect Your Data January 28th, 2020 No Comments Data Privacy, Data Protection, Online Privacy With the rollout of the California Consumer Privacy Act this month, many people wonder what data protection means, and wh
Publish At:2020-01-28 10:05 | Read:722 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Privacy Data Protection Online Privacy california consu

A week in security (December 23 – 29)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we continued our retrospective coverage with a look at how lawmakers in the United States treated online privacy this year, finding trends in multiple federal bills introduced in the Senate. Then we took a little break for the holidays. Other cybersecurity news: Now an annual tradition for close to a decade, SplashData u
Publish At:2019-12-30 16:50 | Read:659 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security Google Chrome online p

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays December 24th, 2019 No Comments Holidays, identity theft, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, Uncategorized The holidays are a great tim
Publish At:2019-12-24 05:05 | Read:1178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Holidays identity theft Mobile Security Online Privacy Onlin

Online privacy in 2019: a legislative review

For decades, the United States treated data privacy like an aging home, patching individual leaks and drafts only when a new storm hit. The country passed a law protecting healthcare-related information, and not much else. It then passed a law protecting video rental information, and not much else. It continued this way, repeatedly passing sector-specific la
Publish At:2019-12-23 16:50 | Read:11656 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACCESS Act California Consumer Privacy Act comprehen

6 Tips to Spot Online Scams this Shopping Season, and 9 Ways to Stop them:

6 Tips to Spot Online Scams this Shopping Season, and 9 Ways to Stop them: November 7th, 2019 No Comments anti-phishing, Holidays, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security Singles’ Day, or “Worlds Shopping Day”, marks the s
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:05 | Read:1552 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Holidays Mobile Security Online Privacy Online

How to protect yourself from doxing

“Abandon hope all ye who enter.” This ominous inscription affixed atop the gates to Hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy applies peculiarly well to describe the state of the Internet today. It’s hard to draw a parallel to the utility that the Internet has offered to modern civilization—perhaps no other technological innovation has brought about greater chan
Publish At:2019-10-25 16:50 | Read:837 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos dox doxer doxing IP address mobile VPNs online priva

Job seekers are scrubbing clean their social media accounts

byLisa VaasWe’re thrilled to pass along the findings of a new report that says that job seekers are doing what we’ve been begging them (as well as those people who are just fine with their current jobs, thank you very much) to do for years: button down privacy on their social media accounts, and mop up the splatter tracks of their nonprofessional
Publish At:2019-10-10 06:05 | Read:926 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook LinkedIn Privacy Social networks employment job app

Is your identity safe online? You might be surprised

You might know what a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is. But if you’re like many people out there, you probably don’t use one. You should though. And when you finish this blog post, you’ll know why.   A VPN is a private network established over the internet. That might sound complicated, so simply put, a VPN provides security for your device’s internet c
Publish At:2016-07-28 23:45 | Read:3650 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Security encryption freedome Internet tracking mass

Anonymity is not Just for Criminals – 3 legit Reasons to Hide your Tracks Online

  In 1853 a strange new invention appeared in the English cityscape, and caused a small wave of moral outrage among Victorians. This perceived threat to social order was not a new drug, political movement or saucy romance novel, but the seemingly harmless letter box. One reason was the shocking development of women now being able to post letters without
Publish At:2016-05-21 10:35 | Read:3240 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy communication freedome Internet tracking mass survel

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