A week in security (Nov 15 – Nov 21)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Phishers target TikTok influencers with verification promises and copyright threats

TikTok influencers are being targeted with a variety of scam mails involving bogus copyright claims and fake promises of verification.

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“Free Steam game” scams on TikTok are Among Us

We look at a dubious free game offer via TikTok, and explore what the site owners expect you to do in order to snag a supposed freebie.

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Instagram Kids put on hold

The development of Instagram Kids has been paused for the time being, Adam Mosseri has announced.

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Internet safety tips for kids and teens: A comprehensive guide for the modern parent

There are certain things your kids should never grow out of. And two of these are following great cybersecurity and privacy practices.

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The Malwarebytes 2021 State of Malware report: Lock and Code S02E04

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines and talk to Adam Kujawa about the 2021 State of Malware report.

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TikTok pays $92 million to end data theft lawsuit

TikTok has agreed to pay a hefty settlement, and to stop recording users’ biometric and location data.

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Omegle investigation raises new concerns for kids’ safety

A BBC investigation into the popular text and video chat site Omegle found some disturbing things.

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A week in security (January 18 – January 24)

An action-packed week on Malwarebytes Labs with ZeroLogon, DNSPooq, WhatsApp privacy, Tiktok settings, Zoom watermarking, and more.

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Are TikTok’s new settings enough to keep kids safe?

TikTok is becoming more popular with adults. We look at how this changes things for the kids, and what TikTok is doing about it.

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