A week in security (August 27 – September 2)

A round-up of the security news from August 27 – September 2, including ransomware, interesting talks during BlackHat, botnets, and the evils of JavaScript.

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Official Cardi B website plagued by spammers

Over the past few days, fans of singer Cardi B noticed her website was slowly filling up with spam. We take a look at what happened.

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A week in security (August 20 – August 26)

A roundup of the security news from August 20 – 26, including a look at insider threats, several breaches, and what tech giants Google and Facebook are doing about their privacy issues.

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Can search extensions keep your searches private?

A lot of search extensions have been marketed over the year claiming to protect online privacy. Are they worth installing? We take a look at what these plugins actually have to offer.

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New Android P includes several security improvements

With its release around the corner, we take a close look at the Android P security improvements and how the newest version of Android will better protect the privacy and data of its users.

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IoT domestic abuse: What can we do to stop it?

A disturbing new use of technology against loved ones has come to light: Internet of Things (IoT) domestic abuse cases are being reported, and security experts are wondering how best to tackle this new problem. What is it? And more importantly, what can we do to fight it?

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Internet Safety Month: How to protect your child’s privacy online

This month is Internet Safety Month, and today we’ll be talking about online privacy for children. For parents and caretakers, nothing could be more troubling than the thought of having your child’s personal information stolen and used by nefarious actors. In part one of this two-part series, we’ll discuss how parents can help kids and teens protect their online presence.

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GDPR causes a flood of new policies

The upcoming GDPR deadline means you’ve probably seen an influx of changed policy announcements in your inbox. Here’s why you might want to pay attention to the changes.

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Please don’t buy this: smart toys

Much like other IoT products, smart toys don’t have a great track record of protecting personal information, designing software according to industry best practices, and updating in a timely manner. Because of this, and despite your children’s protests, we suggest you please don’t buy this.

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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

There’s a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore.

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