Credential-stealing malware disguises itself as Telegram, targets social media users

Spyware.FFDroider is an information stealer that exfiltrates browser data in an attempt to steal credentials and valid session cookies.

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A week in security (January 3 – 9)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Google and Facebook fined $240 million for making cookies hard to refuse

French privacy watchdog CNIL has fined Google and Facebook for making it much harder to refuse cookies than it is to accept them.

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How social media mistakes can impact cybersecurity

Trusting the wrong people often leads to cybersecurity mistakes, and it’s one of the biggest things our support team gets asked about.

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What are computer cookies?

What are cookies, are they good or bad, how do they work, and why are some browsers banning third-party cookies?

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What is Incognito mode? Our private browsing 101

We look at what Incognito mode does, how to turn it on, what it’s good at, and explain why it may not do what you think it does.

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Google FLoC puts ad trackers on a cookie-free diet

Browsers are phasing out third-party cookies. Google needs a cookie replacement that respects your privacy, fast. Is FLoC the answer?

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Charities and the advertising industry: data ecosystems and privacy risks

We take a look at a study which dives into the connection between popular UK based charity organisations and tracking, Real Time Bidding, and data analysis

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New version of IcedID Trojan uses steganographic payloads

We take a deep dive into the IcedID Trojan, describing the new payloads of this advanced malware.

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Web skimmer phishes credit card data via rogue payment service platform

Threat actors combine phishing with a web skimmer to create a devious scheme designed to lift credit card data from unaware shoppers.

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