Lock and Code S1Ep5: Mythbusting and understanding VPNs with JP Taggart

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about VPNs—debunking their myths, explaining their actual capabilities, and providing some advice on what makes a strong VPN.

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Discord users tempted by bots offering “free Nitro games”

We look at a wave of bots promoting free games on Discord. But is everything as it seems?

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A week in security (October 7 – 13)

A look at the cybersecurity news from October 7 – 13, including updates on war shipping, managed service providers, and stalkerware.

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Good bots, bad bots: friend or foe?

Bots are an endless source of debate online, but all we ever hear about are the bad ones. In this post, we look at some examples you’ve probably already run into, and explain why one person’s good bot is another organization’s bad one.

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Bots Versus Cops, the Twitter Edition

If you run a Twitter bot, you may want to make sure it isn’t posting anything that could get you into trouble. Surreal “Ebooks” style accounts are great fun, until they say something you’ll probably wish they hadn’t…

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Bots and Online Gaming: We Talk to Reality Check

We take a look at Botting with Gamespot’s Reality Check.

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Twitter’s Bane: Bad Bots

Other than malware and phishing campaigns, bots (or in this case, socialbots) are another reason why Twitter users shouldn’t let their guard down.

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