A week in security (March 4 – 11)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 4–11, including a Chrome zero-day, Labs’ data privacy report, news from RSA, and more.

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Instagram story spam claims free Apple Watch

We take a look at Instagram story spam leading to a “free Apple Watch” giveaway on a recently compromised celebrity account.

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Steam spammers have a night at the movies

We take a look at a spammer pushing what are claimed to be free movies on Steam’s videogame artwork section. Spoiler: they’re not movies, and you may want to get a refund for those tickets.

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Twitter app spams Fappening bait and Amazon surveys

With news of another so-called Fappening (nude photos of celebrities distributed without permission) doing the rounds, it was inevitable that scammers would look to take advantage. We’ve already seen message board aficionados warn others of dodgy download links and random Zipfiles claiming to contain stolen nude photos and video clips, but today we’re going to look…

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A week in security (Nov 13 – Nov 19)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 13th of November to the 19th. This week, we campaigned during Anti-Bullying Week. We also pushed out a survey to our readers.

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Malwarebytes Labs wants your feedback

So in an effort to continue bringing you awesome security news and information to help you stay safe online, we want your feedback! We are opening up a limited survey to see how you like Malwarebytes Labs.

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Our Pokemon Go blogpost becomes scammer bait

Our Pokemon Go blogpost warning users about online scams became a Pokemon-style lure – for comment section drive-by scammers.

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Pokemon GO: Pokecoins survey scams choose you

Virtual reality is when you wear a helmet and flail your arms around at a computer generated game, hopefully without walking into a wall. Augmented reality is when you overlay computer generated elements onto the real world, using eyeglasses or looking down your phone, hopefully without falling over a fence. Pokemon GO is a mobile game which lets you hunt for Pokemon in the real world, capture them and do battle with your new pets. Augmented reality games which encourage you to walk around doing things have been around for some time, but Pokemon GO is perhaps the first such title to go mainstream. With it, we see some unintended consequences…

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PUP Friday survey results and feedback

Thank you for your feedback on our PUP friday series. A list of changes based on that and some Q&A about PUPs.

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Avoid: “I just hacked my friend’s account” Twitter spam

We explain why you shouldn’t bother with sites which claim to let you hack social media accounts…

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