Privacy Policies: The Realm Of The Legible Word Salad by Chris Boyd

Exploring the virtual worlds of advergaming

With a spot of tracking-related controversy ruffling feathers in gaming circles, now is a good time to become familiar with some of the advertising methods used for, and in, video games. Ladies and gents, welcome to advergaming. Categories: Conferences Security world Tags: advergaminganalyticsgamesgamingsecuritySocial Engineeringtracking (Read more...) The post Exploring the ... Read More
Netflix phish claims your membership is on hold

Netflix phish claims your membership is on hold

We take a look at a new Netflix phish in circulation, using the time-honored trick of claiming the recipient is about to lose access unless they hand over some personal information. Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: Appleemailemailsnetflixnetflix phishphishphishingscam (Read more...) The post Netflix phish claims your membership is on ... Read More
Twitter security snafu: change your passwords

Twitter security snafu: change your passwords

A recent error caused passwords to be exposed internally at Twitter. As a precaution, they're advising all users to change their passwords. Read on to find out what happened, and what you can do about it. Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: 2faloginpasswordstweetingtwittertwitter passwordstwitter security (Read more...) The post Twitter security snafu: ... Read More
SamSam ransomware: what you need to know

SamSam ransomware: what you need to know

We take a look at SamSam ransomware, the malware that messed with Atlanta, and tell you how it works and what you can do to combat it. Categories: Cybercrime Malware Tags: atlanta ransomwareexploitsmalwareransomransomwaresamsamsamsam ransomware (Read more...) The post SamSam ransomware: what you need to know appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More
Far Cry 5 download offers: embrace the power of “no”

Far Cry 5 download offers: embrace the power of “no”

It seems opportunists are jumping on popular video game Far Cry 5's bandwagon, with a flood of promises for free game downloads. We take a look at a return to form for survey scams, and the odd download site while we're at it. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: crackcultdownloadfar cry ... Read More

Perspectives on Russian hacking

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the other researchers interviewed. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: APTfundingnation stateransomwarerussiasocial networksspam botstwitteruk (Read more...) The post Perspectives on Russian ... Read More
IRISSCON 2017 Mahkra ni Orroz by Chris Boyd

Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

There's a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore. Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: adwarecongressfacebookmalwaremyspacemyspace tomprivacyscamssecuritySocial Engineeringtom ... Read More

Keeping your business and personal instant messages secure

Most people want to know their instant messages are securely wrapped up—whether that's for personal privacy or protecting business communications. There are a lot of solutions out there for better securing IMs. Categories: How-tos Tags: IMinstant messageinstant messagingMobilephonesecuresignaltelegram (Read more...) The post Keeping your business and personal instant messages secure ... Read More

TLS 1.3 is nearly here

TLS 1.3 is nearly upon us, and with it comes a more secure way to do business online. We look at some of the changes coming into force soon. Categories: Security world Technology Tags: internetonlineTLSTLS 1.3transport layer security (Read more...) The post TLS 1.3 is nearly here appeared first on ... Read More
Privacy Policies: The Realm Of The Legible Word Salad by Chris Boyd

What Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem means for your data

Facebook is in the spotlight, as the recent Cambridge Analytica story involving millions of users' data continues to melt news servers around the world. We strip away the complications and tell you exactly what happened, and why you may want to reconsider your use of social media platforms in 2018 ... Read More
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