Report: Pandemic caused significant shift in buyer appetite in the dark web

The pandemic has had a ripple effect on all facets of life—even the criminal. A new report looks at how the dark web has changed post COVID.

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A week in security (August 31 – September 6)

A round up of the previous week’s most interesting security news and happenings.

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Missing person scams: what to watch out for

Missing person alerts can be a prime source of inspiration for scammers looking to turn a quick buck. We explore some of the techniques used to further ill-gotten gains.

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A week in security (June 8 – 14)

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of June 8 – 14, including the Honda ransomware attack, search hijackers, and what to look for in an RMM platform.

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When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

What are the biggest social media platforms doing to combat the rise in COVID-19 conspiracy theories spreading online?

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The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

The effectiveness of passwords to protect data has long been debated. Many have called for the death of passwords, instead pushing for biometrics to secure their most precious information. But is biometrics really a better, safer option?

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How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

We explore some of the ways social media use personal data to fuel advertising and keep the profits flowing.

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A week in security (February 3 – 9)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at Washington state’s latest efforts to provide better data privacy rights for their residents, dove into the many security questions regarding fintech, and took a look at performance art’s impact on Google Maps.

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A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

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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Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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