A week in security (October 15 – 21)

A roundup of the security news from October 15–21, including how to build your own security camera, the FIDO standard, Twitter information operations, and our Q3 CTNT report.

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Information operations on Twitter: new data released on election tampering

New information released by Twitter sheds fresh light on the various professional troll campaigns deployed alongside the 2016 presidential elections.

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6 ways to keep up with cybersecurity without going crazy

As we dive headfirst into National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it seems only fitting to discuss ways to stay on top of cybersecurity news. But what if following along makes you feel a little overwhelmed? Try these six methods of information-gathering to brush up on your cybersecurity know-how without losing your mind.

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A month of giveaway spam on Twitter

We’ve observed a low level spam campaign working its way through Twitter, with just under 2,000 posts visible on public search since September 1. What’re they trying to sell this time? Some CBD oil!

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A week in security (April 30 – May 6)

A roundup of security news from April 30 – May 6, including Necurs malspam, Spartacus ransomware, Twitter passwords, and cybersecurity studies.

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Twitter security snafu: change your passwords

A recent error caused passwords to be exposed internally at Twitter. As a precaution, they’re advising all users to change their passwords. Read on to find out what happened, and what you can do about it.

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Perspectives on Russian hacking

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the other researchers interviewed.

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“Who visits your Twitter profile” spam app brings week of chaos

Last week saw a Twitter spam app claiming to show who “viewed your profile” and spreading throughout the social media platform. See how it spread, and what you can do to avoid being caught by this common scam.

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Be wary of Mega Millions winner “giveaway” on social media

Twitter’s abuzz as a 20-year-old Mega Millions winner claims to be giving away free money for retweets and Amazon purchases. Is this for real?

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Terdot Trojan likes social media

The Terdot Trojan is a banker, but it loves to steal your social networks credentials as well.

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