VPN3000 13-04-2021

Call of Duty malware trap catches cheating gamers

It’s never a good idea to cheat — especially if you end up infecting your device with malware in the process. That’s exactly what happened to a number of Call of Duty players in March 2021. It’s a cautionary tale for anyone considering cheating on a multiplayer game, and a reminder that some downloads aren’t […]

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Malwarebytes 12-04-2021

How ransomware gangs are connected, sharing resources and tactics

Many of us who read the news daily encounter a regular drum beat of ransomware stories that are both worrying and heartbreaking. And what many of us don’t realize is that they are often interconnected. Some of the gangs behind the ransomware campaigns that we read about have established a relationship among each other that […]

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News 12-04-2021

NHS and Royal Mail scam alerts

There are a couple of slick, professional looking scams, doing the rounds that UK citizens need to be aware of. One claims to be from the NHS the other from Royal Mail. Royal Mail A text is received, allegedly from ‘Royal Mail’, claiming that a parcel was being held due to an unpaid shipping fee. […]

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News 11-04-2021

Millions of Chrome users quietly added to Google’s FLoC pilot

Last month, Google began a test pilot of its Federated Learning of Cohorts—or FLoC—program, which the company has advertised as the newest, privacy-preserving alternative in Google Chrome to the infamous third-party cookie. Sounds promising, right? Well, about that. Despite Google’s rhetoric about maintaining user privacy, its FLoC trial leaves much to be desired. Google Chrome […]

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BullGuard Internet Security 10-04-2021

What is hardware-based two-factor authentication?

You’re probably familiar with two-factor authentication (2FA), a security method that uses two different authentication methods at the same time, such as entering a password and then receiving a SMS code on your phone, to verify your identity. It’s a robust security tool that foils attackers who may have got hold of your passwords.  This […]

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News 09-04-2021

Cryptomining containers caught coining cryptocurrency covertly

In traditional software development, programmers code an application in one computing environment before deploying it to a similar, but often slightly different environment. This leads to bugs or errors that only show up when the software is deployed—exactly when you need them least. To solve for this, modern developers often bundle their applications together with […]

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BullGuard Internet Security 07-04-2021

20 billion personal records exposed

Now that the figures are in by any standard 2020 was a dismal year for cyber protection.  Twenty billion personal information records were exposed online, lost or hacked.  The number is so big it’s near impossible to visualise. We can picture a 100,000 football fans cramming into a stadium, 30,000 people competing in a marathon […]

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Malwarebytes 07-04-2021

Fake Trezor app steals more that $1 million worth of crypto coins

Several users of Trezor, a small hardware device that acts as a cryptocurrency wallet, have been duped by a fake app with the same name. The app was available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store and also claimed to be from SatoshiLabs, the creators of Trezor. According to the Washington Post, the fake Trezor […]

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News 07-04-2021

Pre-installed auto installer threat found on Android mobile devices in Germany

Users primarily located in Germany are experiencing malware that downloads and installs on their Gigaset mobile devices—right out of the box! The culprit installing these malware apps is the Update app, package name, which is a pre-installed system app. This app is not only the mobile device’s system updater, but also an Auto Installer known […]

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News 06-04-2021

Has Facebook leaked your phone number?

Unless you keep your social media at a pole’s distance, you have probably heard that an absolutely enormous dataset—containing over 500 million phone numbers—has been made public. These phone numbers have been in the hands of some cybercriminals since 2019 due to a vulnerability in Facebook that allowed personal data to be scraped from the […]

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