100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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6 sure signs someone is phishing you—besides email

Beyond the medium used to reach you (which is most often email), what are some of the common signs and behaviors of phishing? Conversations that focus on the inbox only leave users with an inadequate understanding of how to protect against this ubiquitous threat.

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HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

It isn’t tax season for UK (or US) residents, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out an HMRC phish double whammy with a tight deadline attached.

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Is two-factor authentication (2FA) as secure as it seems?

Two factor authentication (2fa) was introduced to enhance login security, but does it always work as advertised? Or can it be bypassed?

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A week in security (July 30 – August 5)

A roundup of the security news from July 30 – August 5, including cryptomining, big data, social engineering, and more.

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Social engineering attacks: What makes you susceptible?

Cybercriminals will do what it takes to get what they want, whether that’s breaching a corporate network or stealing credentials with malware. But what do we do if hackers are hacking us instead of our computers? Here’s how to tell if you’re susceptible to social engineering attacks, and what to do to combat them.

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Exploring the virtual worlds of advergaming

With a spot of tracking-related controversy ruffling feathers in gaming circles, now is a good time to become familiar with some of the advertising methods used for, and in, video games. Ladies and gents, welcome to advergaming.

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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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Tech support scammer tries to sell free software

Watch as a Malwarebytes researcher catches a rather rude tech support scammer from AmericaGeeks in the act.

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