Gamers level up with rewards for better security

We look at some recent attempts by game developers to increase account security, by encouraging gamers to use tools such as 2FA.

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I played the free online games your kids are playing and here’s what happened

Online games can be a minefield for parents. Our writer played some of the most popular for a week to see how he got on.

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A week in security (August 19 – 25)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 19–25, including Magecart attacks on poker software, a new Bluetooth vulnerability, continuing ransomware attacks on US cities, Bitcoin sextortion, and a look back at one researcher’s DEF CON experience.

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A week in security (January 14 – 20)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 14 to 20, including APT10, Fallout EK, Colllection 1 data, Youtube challenges, hosting malicious sites and a Fortnite security flaw.

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A week in security (October 1 – 7)

A roundup of the security news from October 1–7 including National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, LoJack, fileless malware, and BYOS.

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Fortnite gamers targeted by data theft malware

If you’ve ever been tempted to cheat at Fortnite, think again—with the release of season six of the popular video game, we found a data theft malware masquerading as a cheat tool, ready to steal your browser sessions, cookies, and even your Bitcoin.

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A week in security (September 3 – 9)

A roundup of the security news from September 3 – 9, including spyware going mainstream, Mac App Store apps stealing and abusing customer data, and Fortnite install concerns.

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Fortnite’s Google Play rebuff sparks security concerns for Android users

We take a look at what’s going with gaming juggernaut Fortnite’s decision to snub the Google Play store, why allowing installs from unknown sources on Android is a bad idea, and what the future might bring if such a setup ever catches on.

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Fake Fortnite for Android links found on YouTube

The extremely popular video game Fortnite is coming to Android sometime this summer, and the fanbase is going wild. Not surprisingly, mobile malware developers are taking advantage. Already, there are several videos on YouTube with links claiming to be versions of Fortnite for Android. Spoiler alert: they’re fake.

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