Explained: like-farming

Like-farming is a popular method on social media to harvest as many likes and shares as possible in order to increase the value of a site or domain. But what happens when scammers get in the game?

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Ellen DeGeneres giveaway scam spreading on social media

Scammers take aim at fans of Ellen DeGeneres with a bizarre chain of giveaways and free movie websites. Will anyone take the bait?

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A week in security (April 8 – 14)

A roundup of news stories from April 8–14, including Baldr, medical management apps, an Android password stealer, and new sextortion scams.

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A week in security (April 1 – 7)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from April 1–7, including global data privacy laws, water plant cybersecurity, and the mysterious story of a 23-year-old woman’s visit to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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Facebook’s plain text misstep, and other password sins

Yes, Facebook’s recent error in password handling was egregious. But there’s more than one way to abuse user data. We take a look at various missteps in credential management and how businesses can improve practices.

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A week in security (March 18 – 24)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 18–24, including Facebook’s privacy pivot, password reuse, new research on hospital phishing attacks, infected iPhone apps, and more.

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Facebook’s history betrays its privacy pivot

Facebook’s self-proclaimed pivot to privacy faces a fierce opponent—Facebook’s own history.

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A week in security (March 11 – 17)

A roundup of security news from March 11–17 covering our most recent blogs and other news, including Lazarus Group, Emotet, PSD2, reputation management, Google’s Nest, and Firefox Send.

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Explained: Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2)

PSD2 is coming to the EU. What is it? How will it be used? What are the implications? Many questions and some answers and recommendations.

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Labs survey finds privacy concerns, distrust of social media rampant with all age groups

Our survey and accompanying report find that, no matter their age, users have deep concerns about the privacy of their data online and take significant steps to secure it. Learn how public distrust in corporations’ ability to protect and use data in ethically responsible ways has shaped their behavior online.

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