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Movie tickets service leaked 161M records, researchers say

Plus, poker site dealt a hand of malware, ransomware hits 22 Texas towns, and Apple mistakenly unpatches a flaw

23 August 2019 min read

Biometric security platform leaves 28M records unsecured

perex__ Plus, a phishing scam that uses Google and an executive order from the White House about freedom of speech on social media

Plus, a phishing scam that uses Google and an executive order from the White House about freedom of speech on social media

16 August 2019 min read

Didn’t go to Black Hat or DEF CON? Here’s a super-quick recap

perex__ Get key info now that the dust has settled in Las Vegas after cybersecurity’s big summer conferences

Get key info now that the dust has settled in Las Vegas after cybersecurity’s big summer conferences

14 August 2019 min read

AT&T insider ring charged with unlocking over 2M phones

perex__ Plus, two new ransomware strains and another important reminder to change IoT passwords.

Plus, two new ransomware strains and another important reminder to change IoT passwords.

9 August 2019 min read

Equifax, Capital One, and you: How to protect yourself from data breaches

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Can you get a refund? What should you do? Keep up with the latest data breaches and learn what to do with our Data Breach Survival Guide

2 August 2019 min read

New Android ransomware spreads through contacts

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Also, an email scam steals $1.7M from a North Carolina county; school is delayed due to malware; and that supposed sextortion video of you does not really exist

2 August 2019 min read

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LinkedIn attachments carrying malware sent by espionage group

perex__ Plus Equifax pays out up to $700 million in data breach damages, teen hackers are given a second chance, and a WordPress plugin flaw lets in malvertising.

Plus Equifax pays out up to $700 million in data breach damages, teen hackers are given a second chance, and a WordPress plugin flaw lets in malvertising.

26 July 2019 min read

Avast Secure Browser boosts performance

perex__ Our new release saves memory, extends battery life, and automatically checks to see if your password has been stolen.

Our new release saves memory, extends battery life, and automatically checks to see if your password has been stolen.

25 July 2019 min read

Microsoft reports nation-state political attacks

perex__ Plus, a new malware framework hits Chrome and Firefox, a new phishing scam targets AmEx cardholders, and data is breached at Sprint and Evite.

Plus, a new malware framework hits Chrome and Firefox, a new phishing scam targets AmEx cardholders, and data is breached at Sprint and Evite.

19 July 2019 min read

Is FaceApp safe? Clearing up confusion about the viral app

perex__ Pop stars, athletes, and millions of others posted photos of themselves edited with the app – but what are the much-publicized privacy risks?

Pop stars, athletes, and millions of others posted photos of themselves edited with the app – but what are the much-publicized privacy risks?

18 July 2019 min read

Where do spam and bad links originate? Top 10 cybersecurity facts from new AV-TEST report

perex__ There were 376,639 new malware samples a day last year – and nine more facts from this year’s AV-Test cybersecurity report

There were 376,639 new malware samples a day last year – and nine more facts from this year’s AV-Test cybersecurity report

17 July 2019 min read

GDPR fines begin to roll like thunder across Europe

perex__ In the first year of GDPR enforcement, just a handful of major fines were handed down – making two big ones in the UK this week stand out

In the first year of GDPR enforcement, just a handful of major fines were handed down – making two big ones in the UK this week stand out

13 July 2019 min read