TikTok is being discouraged and the app may be banned

Companies and organizations are dicouraging their employees to use TikTok, especially on work related devices. Will TikTok face a ban?

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A week in security (July 6 – 12)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 6 – 12, including a look at pre-installed malware on some Android phones, and a Mac malware mystery.

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When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

What are the biggest social media platforms doing to combat the rise in COVID-19 conspiracy theories spreading online?

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How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

We explore some of the ways social media use personal data to fuel advertising and keep the profits flowing.

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A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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A week in security (November 4 – November 10)

A roundup of important security news from the week of November 4–10, including the release of Malwarebytes 4.0, vendor email compromise, fake news, robocalls, and more.

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How to protect yourself from doxing

Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

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Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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