Coalition Against Stalkerware bulks up global membership

The Coalition Against Stalkerware brought aboard 11 new organizations to address the potentially dangerous capabilities of stalkerware.

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Lock and Code S1Ep7: Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Pieter Arntz about web browser privacy—an often neglected subcategory of data privacy.

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When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

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

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A week in security (April 27 – May 3)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including cloud data protection, Troldesh, VPNs, the cybercrime economy, and more.

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Cybersecurity and the economy: when recession strikes

Could a recession brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic cause an increase in cybercrime? Did cybercrime increase during the recession of 2009? Or is this just too complex a subject to pin down one way or the other?

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A week in security (April 13 – 19)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including phishing scams, coronavirus scams, Apple scams, and more.

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Keep Zoombombing cybercriminals from dropping a load on your meetings

In a zeitgeisty moment, Zoom has become the web conference tool of choice for everyone. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are taking note and Zoombooming the public. We show readers how to protect against this intrusion of privacy.

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Online credit card skimming increased by 26 percent in March

Criminals are known to take advantage of events that capture people’s attention. This is true for any kind of attack that relies on social engineering, such as the phishing emails exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic. Certain events such as the current crisis not only get the attention of threat actors but they also lead to changes…

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Coronavirus Bitcoin scam promises “millions” working from home

We look at a set of Coronavirus Bitcoin scam emails promising vast sums of cryptocash that can be made working from home—but drains users accounts instead.

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Cybercriminals impersonate World Health Organization to distribute fake coronavirus e-book

Threat actors ramp up on coronavirus-themed campaigns, posing as the World Health Organization sending emails with fake e-book content. Instead of advice, users get compromised with malware.

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