A week in security (June 8 – 14)

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of June 8 – 14, including the Honda ransomware attack, search hijackers, and what to look for in an RMM platform.

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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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The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

The effectiveness of passwords to protect data has long been debated. Many have called for the death of passwords, instead pushing for biometrics to secure their most precious information. But is biometrics really a better, safer option?

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How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

We explore some of the ways social media use personal data to fuel advertising and keep the profits flowing.

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

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

A roundup of important security news from the week of November 4–10, including the release of Malwarebytes 4.0, vendor email compromise, fake news, robocalls, and more.

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ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Cybersecurity news for October 14 – 20, including the future of the password, the lingering threat of ransomware, and new security features from Instagram.

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CEOs offer their own view of a US data privacy law

Should this proposed privacy law come into effect, if a company violates that law, you, your neighbor, and your family do not have the right to sue them.

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A week in security (August 19 – 25)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 19–25, including Magecart attacks on poker software, a new Bluetooth vulnerability, continuing ransomware attacks on US cities, Bitcoin sextortion, and a look back at one researcher’s DEF CON experience.

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