Knowing when it’s worth the risk: riskware explained

Riskware is a type of software that, while considered legitimate, can still put users at risk in some way. Learn why anti-malware vendors detect it, and how to tell whether the apps you use are riskware or not.

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Of hoodies and headphones: a spotlight on risks surrounding audio output devices

For years, researchers have been poking holes in our audio output devices in the name of security and privacy. They’ve found many ways our headphones can be hacked or otherwise compromised. Learn what they discovered, and how you can secure your own.

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Explained: like-farming

Like-farming is a popular method on social media to harvest as many likes and shares as possible in order to increase the value of a site or domain. But what happens when scammers get in the game?

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Reputation management in the age of cyberattacks against businesses

A business’s reputation takes years to build. With the current climate of data breaches, destroying it can take only seconds. What can businesses do to protect their brands from fallout following a cybersecurity incident? We answer these questions and more.

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Google Chrome announces plans to improve URL display, website identity

The search giant isn’t “killing” (a.k.a. getting rid of) the URL, unlike some sensationalist and eye-rolling headlines have put it. They are slowly giving it a facelift.

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How to browse the Internet safely at work

This Safer Internet Day, we’re presenting a guideline to employees on how to navigate the online trenches safely, whether they’re on their desktop computers, company-owned laptops, or mobile devices. Who wants to be the one responsible for a breach? No one.

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Interview with a malware hunter: Jérôme Segura

In our series called “Interview with a malware hunter,” we turn to Jerome Segura, Head of Threat Intelligence at Malwarebytes. In this Q&A session, we’ll take you behind the scenes to get to know one of our malware intelligence crew.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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