Beware of COVID Pass scams

We take a look at an SMS scam claiming to offer up proof of COVID-19 vaccination in the form of a Covid Pass …for a price

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A week in security (August 2 – August 8)

A roundup of the previous week’s breaking information security news and happenings, dated August 2 through August 8.

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COVID-19 vaccine appointment system attacked in Italy

The vaccine appointment system of the Lazio region in Italy was brought down by a cyber-attack. Was it a ransomware attack or sabotage?

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Coronavirus phishing: “Welcome back to the office…”

We take a look at what promises to be a wave of coronavirus phishing emails claiming that offices are reopening post-pandemic.

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Omegle investigation raises new concerns for kids’ safety

A BBC investigation into the popular text and video chat site Omegle found some disturbing things.

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Extortion, precision malware, and ruthless scams. Read the State of Malware 2021 report

Through the chaos and devastation of 2020, one form of business seems to have thrived—the creation and operation of malicious software.

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The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

Not everything on Facebook is a scam, thankfully, but there are some nasty ones that could potentially ruin the Yuletide season for you. Here are some tips on keeping safe.

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Buying COVID-19 vaccines from the Dark Web? No thanks!

Dark Web vendors are offering COVID-19 vaccines for sale. Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t trust them.

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A week in security (November 23 – November 29)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 23 – 29, including Zoom, Spotify, and the IoT Cybersecurity Bill.

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Lock and Code S1Ep18: Finding consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Jamie Court

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, about the consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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