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A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we announced the launch of Malwarebytes 4.0, tackled data privacy legislation, and explored some of the ways robocalls come gunning for your data and your money. We also laid out the steps involved in popular vendor email compromise attacks. Other cybersecurity news Bug bounty bonanza: Rockstar Games open up their bounty prog
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:14 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis cyber facebook fake news hacking Mob

Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

We recently highlighted new steps Instagram is taking to try and clamp down on scammers sending fake messages on their platform. It turns out, other social media giants are walking a similar path for a variety of bogus ads and other attacks. Facebook scams in particular have taken off, despite the company’s efforts to stamp them out. Facebook is now ex
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams advertising reporting tool cloned accounts concert tic

Twitter Says No to Political Advertising

It is not that often that we see a company offering social media networking services voluntarily cut down a portion of its major revenue generator – advertising. Earlier this week, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey surprisingly announced that Twitter would no longer accept political advertising campaigns. In a series of Tweets sent from his official profile account
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:35 | Read:78 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Social Media cybersecurity social media

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:278 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos dox doxer doxing IP address mobile VPNs online priva

Zuckerberg Roasted over Libra

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg got roasted with questions about the company’s involvement in the new ambitious cryptocurrency project called Libra. Even though the hearing before Congress was predominantly about Libra, the members of Congress used this as an opportunity to ask questions for other topics that included the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the mult
Publish At:2019-10-25 04:15 | Read:202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Social Media cybersecurity Facebook

Want Your Kids to Care More About Online Safety? Try These 7 Tips

The topics parents need to discuss with kids today can be tough compared to even a few years ago. The digital scams are getting more sophisticated and the social culture poses new, more inherent risks. Weekly, we have to breach very adult conversations with our kids. Significant conversations about sexting, bullying, online scams, identity fraud, hate speech
Publish At:2019-10-19 21:45 | Read:374 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Family Safety 13 Reasons Why Bully Cyberbully

Instagram flaw exposes private information

Instagram users are being warned of a security loophole that could be used to expose their private posts. This means that private posts and messages could be shared with almost anyone – not just trusted friends. Perhaps more worrying is the fact that there are no special tools required to accessing secret posts. It’s all about addresses Every single webpage
Publish At:2019-10-17 10:35 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media Privacy social media VPN

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:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook LinkedIn Privacy Social networks employment job app

Most Parents Regulate Online Activity, But Are Enough Talking About Cyberbullying? [Survey]

As a parent, it’s hard to keep track of what your child is up to at all times of the day. It becomes even more difficult when they start creating an identity online. While an online presence can encourage social connections, create a sense of belonging, allow creativity and enhance globalization, it can also have negative effects. A kid’s false sense of secu
Publish At:2019-10-09 22:35 | Read:366 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety Social Media

Device & App Safety Guide for Families

While we talk about online safety each week on this blog, October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time to come together and turn up the volume on the digital safety and security conversation worldwide. To kick off that effort, here’s a comprehensive Device and App Safety Guide to give your family quick ways to boost safety and secu
Publish At:2019-10-06 11:20 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety #BeCyberSmart #NCSAM #CyberAware anonymous app

5 Digitally-Rich Terms to Define, Discuss with Your Kids

Over the years, I’ve been the star of a number of sub-stellar parenting moments. More than once, I found myself reprimanding my kids for doing things that kids do — things I never stopped to teach them otherwise. Like the time I reprimanded my son for not thanking his friend’s mother properly before we left a birthday party. He was seven when his
Publish At:2019-09-28 23:20 | Read:532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware Be Internet Awesome

Attention Facebook Users: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Recent Breach

With over 2.4 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide. And with so many users come tons of data, including some personal information that may now potentially be exposed. According to TechCrunch, a security researcher found an online database exposing 419 million user phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts. It appears
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:201 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybersecurity Data Breach data prote

Iron Man’s Instagram Hacked: Snap Away Cybercriminals With These Social Media Tips

Celebrities: they’re just like us! Well, at least in the sense that they still face common cyberthreats. This week, “Avengers: Endgame” actor Robert Downey Jr. was added to the list of celebrities whose social media accounts have been compromised. According to Bleeping Computer, a hacker group managed to take control of the actor’s Instagram account, sharing
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybersecurity data protection social

The Vast Social Media Landscape for Phishing Threats

<p><img src="https://info.phishlabs.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Social%20Media%20phishing.png?width=300&amp;name=Social%20Media%20phishing.png" alt="Social Media phishing" width="300" style="width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;">On a daily basis, around 42% of the global population, or <u>3.2 billion people</u>, uses some fo
Publish At:2019-09-19 22:40 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:social media Email Incident Response

Internet scams – why do people keep falling for them?

The internet is a great way to stay informed about what is going on in the world around us. News, celebrity gossip, personal updates from friends, almost everything we want or need to know is available online – usually via social media. In between all the useful information is a lot of misinformation however. Hoaxes and scams continue to circulate onli
Publish At:2019-09-19 17:05 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media cybersecurity Hoax scams

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