Plugin vulnerabilities exploited in traffic monetization schemes

The latest round of vulnerable WordPress plugins leads to an active traffic monetization campaign via hacked websites.

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A week in security (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.

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Tomorrowland festival goers affected by data breach

A data breach from a 2014 Tomorrowland electronic music festival has affected up to 60,000 event-goers caught up in the action.

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Scammers use old browser trick to create fake virus download

A file downloaded to your computer says it’s a virus but turns out to just be a ploy used by tech support scammers.

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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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Green card scams: preying on the desperate

Most online scams depend on two things: a legitimate entity that has a complicated or broken process, and a desperate target population. With immigration, you get both, which results in an environment ripe for green card scams.

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Block all or nothing to prevent ICO fraud?

Unfortunately, most ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) turn out to be scams. So we feel compelled to ask our customers: would you like us to protect you from all of them?

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Happy anniversary to Dreamcast…and its scams

On the 20th anniversary of Dreamcast, we take a trip down memory lane; specifically, years of scams tied to the beloved console.

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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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Maybe you shouldn’t use LinkedIn

In light of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problem, we examined another important social networking platform’s protection of users’ data. The results for LinkedIn users? Not pretty.

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