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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Cybersecurity for journalists: How to defeat threat actors and defend freedom of the press

When it comes to cybersecurity, journalists need to protect themselves, their sources, and the freedom of the press. Which methods should they use?

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YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction

Last week, the FTC announced its settlement with Google over YouTube’s COPPA violations, including requirements for better protecting children’s data. But is it enough?

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TrickBot adds new trick to its arsenal: tampering with trusted texts

TrickBot’s latest feature allows it to tamper with the web sessions of users from Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint mobile carriers.

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Study explores clickjacking problem across top Alexa-ranked websites

We look at recent research exploring the threat of clickjacking, along with other solutions considered by site owners and analysts for protecting users against these online attacks.

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