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August 3, 2013 - Pinterest has gained a lot of momentum and become one of the highest referral traffic sites for retailers. As such, it is not a big surprise that it is a popular choice for scammers and malware authors.

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August 5, 2020 - The Data Accountability and Transparency Act proposes that, for American consumers, privacy shouldn't be a right you can click away.

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December 19, 2019 - As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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November 6, 2019 - Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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January 28, 2019 - Do you know what companies can do after you click "ok" and consent to tracking? When you check that box, are you sure you know which data can be tracked and where? We look at social media platforms and explain their user agreements and data tracking habits.

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February 13, 2018 - New malicious apps appear in Google Play abusing Kotlin, the "safest" official programming language for the Android.

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January 10, 2017 - Ad fraud is a billion dollar problem for advertisers. When real users are tricked into clicking on ads they can't even see, (almost) everyone loses.

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November 14, 2016 - A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 6th of November to the 12th. This week, we talked about exploit kits, Floki Bot, fake pharma sites, and ransomware.

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August 22, 2016 - On July 29, we published a blog titled "PUP Friday: Cleaning up with 5 star awards", taking a look at a registry cleaner called RegCleanPro made by Systweak. We detect the file in question as a PUP, and covered it as part of our regular PUP Friday series. The makers of Systweak software posted both to our blog comments (with no response to my reply, at time of writing) and also posted a blog on their website titled "How Malwarebytes Got It All Wrong with RegClean Pro". Below is a reply to both the comments made to our blog and their own post. The comments from their blog are numbered and in bold, green text, with our responses to each point underneath.

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Social media bots

A bot, also known as a zombie, automatically performs a task or set of tasks usually under the command and control of a remote administrator, or what is known as a bot master.

Social media bots have been used by spammers/scammers on social media sites as a method of pushing their spam/scam to numerous accounts. They do so by increasing the number of followers on their bot accounts, increasing likes/views, and also as a method to mass distribute malicious content.

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