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TikTok is being discouraged and the app may be banned

In recent news retail giant Amazon sent a memo to employees telling them to delete the popular social media app TikTok from their phones. In the memo it stated that the app would pose a security risk without going into details. Later the memo was withdrawn without an explanation except that it was sent in error. Are we curious yet, my dear Watson? What is
Publish At:2020-07-28 16:08 | Read:68 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy amazon Australia ban bytedance china india privacy r

Multiple Twitter Profiles of Celebrities Hacked

Last week hundreds of millions of people saw fraudulent tweets coming from some of the most influential Twitter users. The messages sent in the social network were inviting hundreds of millions of followers to send cryptocurrency funds to a Bitcoin address. The promise was that the celebrities would send back double the funds. So, users were expecting to tra
Publish At:2020-07-21 14:02 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media hack Scam Twitter

#TwitterHack: Power, Privilege and Pandemic

On Wednesday, July 15, the Twitterverse was ablaze with what Twitter itself has described as a “coordinated social engineering attack” that was launched at around 4pm ET. The outcome of this breach was compromised Twitter accounts of many well-known people and organizations, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, former President Barack Obama, Joe Bide
Publish At:2020-07-17 14:07 | Read:78 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Security Services Chief Information Securit

Several High-Profile Twitter accounts hacked in a Bitcoin scam

The social media platform Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, multiple high-profile accounts were hacked. Social media platform Twitter has suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, hackers breached a number of high-profile accounts, including those of Barak Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden,
Publish At:2020-07-16 04:30 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Social Networks account hi

A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took an in-depth look at card skimmers targeting ASP sites, we released another episode of Lock and Code exploring the Internet of Things, and we dug into a Mac mystery. We also examined some pre-installed malware, and put out a threat spotlight on some customized ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Social media went
Publish At:2020-07-13 13:14 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Android awis malware phishing ransomware

Can your social-media past haunt you?

TV host Jimmy Fallon recently had to issue an apology for making an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface in a skit for Saturday Night Live that aired twenty years ago. In the comedy sketch, the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon is seen performing wearing brownface makeup. After the video resurfaced, Jimmy Fallon used Twitter to say his de
Publish At:2020-06-01 07:20 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy social media

10 Ways to Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology

Most of us have been introduced to a remote lifestyle by this point. Meetings, classes, and workouts are now being hosted virtually. Fortunately, that means greater access for more people and scheduling flexibility. Unfortunately, it also means screen time is at an all-time high. The average adult gets 63.5 notifications per day, many of which are viewed wit
Publish At:2020-05-24 08:27 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tips Infographics social media technology tips

When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

Social media sites are stepping up their efforts in the war against misinformation… specifically, the coronavirus/COVID-19 infodemic. There’s a seemingly endless stream of potentially dangerous misinformation flying around online related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could have fatal results.It’s boomtown in fake-news land riding high on the wave
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:20 | Read:187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams archive conspiracy theories conspiracy theory coronavi

How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

It’s almost impossible not to rely on social networks in some way, whether for personal reasons or business. Sites such as LinkedIn continue to blur the line, increasing the amount of social function over time with features and services resembling less formal sites, such as Facebook. Can anyone imagine not relying on, of all things, Twitter to catch up on br
Publish At:2020-04-04 16:45 | Read:594 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy advertising Data privacy facebook gated content Link

Facebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages

byLisa VaasFacebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages in an effort to lasso the runaway forwarding of COVID-19 fake news and rumors, it confirmed on Sunday.Facebook has done this before when its other messaging services have gone berserk with forwarding hysterical misinformation – misinformation that led to people getting lynched in the fak
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:1107 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi

7 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Improve Data Security

This year, March 19 ushered in spring in the Northern Hemisphere — the first time since 1896 that the season has started so early. So why not take advantage of the season’s early arrival to do some spring cleaning, not only of your physical space, but of your data and systems, too? Digital spring cleaning can make your life easier and dramatically impr
Publish At:2020-03-20 10:40 | Read:574 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Mobile Security Application Security Cloud C

How CIAM Addresses the Challenges of Consumer Identity Management

Consumer identities are at the heart of brand engagements today. Digital interactions are a routine part of our lives and touchpoints for consumers have reached astounding heights. Nearly 60 percent of the world is digitally connected and more than half of the world’s population will be using social media by the middle of 2020, according to We Are Soci
Publish At:2020-03-19 08:08 | Read:615 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Security Services Business Continuity Comp

From Nigerian Princes to Bitcoin Trading: Online Scams Have Come a Long Way

It would be a challenge to find someone who has not heard of the now-infamous “Nigerian Prince scams,” also known as “419 scams” and “advance-fee scams.” The concept itself dates back to the French Revolution, but it has come a long way due to human gullibility. More recently, it has taken to the internet to deceive scores
Publish At:2020-03-09 07:28 | Read:564 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Fraud Malicious Doma

APWG Year-End Report: 2019 A Roller Coaster Ride for Phishing

<p>The latest Phishing Activity Trends Report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), which compiles insights from member companies, announced that the year-end number of reported phishing websites for 2019 reached a record high. Most menacing; however, are the trends of phishing gangs targeting users of web-hosted email, social media, and busines
Publish At:2020-03-03 17:11 | Read:512 | Comments:0 | Tags:APWG BEC https social media

State of the Phish: IBM X-Force Reveals Current Phishing Attack Trends

Phishing has long been an infection vector of choice for threat actors, and for good reason — it is relatively easy, inexpensive and consistently successful. In 2018 and 2019, attackers used phishing as an entry point for one-third of all attacks tracked by IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) — the most commonly used of all known a
Publish At:2020-03-03 07:18 | Read:716 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat Intelligence Business Email Compromise (BEC) Data Bre

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