Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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Cooperating apps and automatic permissions are setting you up for failure

Apps that cooperate and share permissions might seem convenient, but are they worth the security and privacy risk?

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Labs report: Malicious AI is coming—is the security world ready?

Malwarebytes Labs’ latest report looks at the near-future reality of malicious artificial intelligence (AI), evaluating how the technology is being used today, and how it realistically might be abused in the next few years.

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Governments increasingly eye social media meltdown

It seems problems never quite go away for social media platforms, and more governments of the world are taking keen interest. Will the tech giants be able to sort things out before legislators steps into the fray?

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Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media

Scammers take aim at fans of Ellen DeGeneres with a bizarre chain of giveaways and free movie websites. Will anyone take the bait?

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A week in security (April 1 – 7)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from April 1–7, including global data privacy laws, water plant cybersecurity, and the mysterious story of a 23-year-old woman’s visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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Labs survey finds privacy concerns, distrust of social media rampant with all age groups

Our survey and accompanying report find that, no matter their age, users have deep concerns about the privacy of their data online and take significant steps to secure it. Learn how public distrust in corporations’ ability to protect and use data in ethically responsible ways has shaped their behavior online.

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Should you delete yourself from social media?

All the recent news—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica snafu to various abuses of Twitter vulnerabilities—has you wondering: Should I delete myself from social media? We provide advice and links on how to tighten security if you want to cool down, or, if you’re ready to go nuclear, delete yourself permanently.

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A week in security (January 28 – February 3)

A roundup of security news January 28 – February 3, including disputes between Facebook and Apple, dubious malware hosting, privacy threats to mobile users, and more.

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