A week in security (May 13 – 19)

A roundup of security news from May 13–19, including ransomware attacks on the upswing, website hacking, pseudo-VPNs, bloatware, and more.

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This online quiz is now confirmed to be a phishing scam

It’s dubbed the ‘Three Questions Quiz’ scam, and not only are people letting their guard down, but they’re also freely sharing it on social media, too. Do you think you have been duped by this before? Read on.

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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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Explained: typosquatting [updated]

Typosquatting is a term you may have seen when reading about internet scams. In essence it relies on users making typing errors (typos) when entering a site or domain name.

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Com[dot]com Site Leads to Fake Daily Mail Article, Other Dodgy Sites

A hostname formerly belonging to CNET may be the new playground of online criminals. We’ve looked into one particular site and found scammy content. Others claim they found worse.

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Steam Threats: What They Are and What You Can Do to Protect Your Account

We’ve put together a compilation of threats (to-date) on Steam and steps on how one can keep their accounts secure, inventory intact, and sanity in check.

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Check. Connect. Repeat.

Online banking is generally a breeze, but risk could increase exponentially when one misses a letter while typing its URL on the address bar.

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