Countering disinformation requires a more coordinated approach

Taking a close look at the way disinformation is spread across digital networks and proposing a series of policy actions to slow its spread

28 Dec 2021 min read

Censorship and Sybil attacks threaten Tor

Plus, a Swiss biologist who doesn’t exist and a new bug that’s already in your phone

17 Dec 2021 min read

Working from home and crypto hype to be exploited in 2022

Audio deepfakes, optimized ransomware campaigns, and crypto malware are on the horizon in 2022

14 Dec 2021 min read

Scammers pose as crypto support on Twitter

Plus, Messenger Kids pulls them in while Instagram tells kids to take a break

10 Dec 2021 min read

4 out of 5 holiday shoppers are worried about supply chain scams

Plus, more holiday shopping security survey results from the IrisⓇ 5th Annual Holiday Identity Theft Survey

8 Dec 2021 min read

Top 2021 threats include ransomware, pandemic-related scams, and fleeceware

Avast takes a look back at the most prominent threats of 2021

7 Dec 2021 min read

Shoppers don’t want to hand over their data

Plus, GoDaddy suffers a data breach and Amazon is taken to task for its Covid-19 protocols

3 Dec 2021 min read

Did Orwell predict the surveillance society of 2021?

Announcing the re-release of the sci-fi dystopian classic to highlight the complexities and dangers of online surveillance in today’s society

1 Dec 2021 min read

Keeping technology safe for all: The ongoing fight against stalkerware

Taking a look at the Coalition Against Stalkerware's ongoing work and achievements to date

26 Nov 2021 min read

10 fundamental rights for crypto users

Plus, a new parking app wants to track your browser activity and a new iMessage feature safeguards kids

19 Nov 2021 min read

Robinhood was hacked and extorted

Plus, ransomware locks up the UK Labour party and Xfinity Comcast mysteriously goes down

12 Nov 2021 min read

Facebook shuts down facial recognition

Plus, scan your eyes for Worldcoin, and watch what you rent on Craigslist

5 Nov 2021 min read

Sugar daddy scams promise weekly payments to young women

Here's a reminder that scams can happen anywhere — even on your favorite social media platform

29 Oct 2021 min read