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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A week in security (October 23 – October 29)

A week in security features a roundup of news stories from the week of October 23 – October 29.

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Out of character: Homograph attacks explained

Online and on traditional media, we hear and read about different kinds of cybersecurity attacks that sometimes we get overwhelmed with the terminologies. Most of us grasp what phishing attacks and denial of service (DoS) attacks are, but how familiar are we with homograph attacks?

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Compromised LinkedIn accounts used to send phishing links via private message and InMail

A recent attack uses existing LinkedIn user accounts to send phishing links to their contacts via private message but also to external members via email.

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Something’s phishy: How to detect phishing attempts

Phishing has evolved from the days of the Nigerian prince, taking on many forms and mediums. Learn how to detect today’s sophisticated phishing attempts.

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