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Selfie hunting: Think twice before confirming your identity

Kaspersky Labs blog – 8.13.19 (8.12.19)

During registration, some online services ask you to confirm your identity by uploading a selfie showing you and your ID. It’s a convenient way to prove that you are you. You don’t need to go to some distant office and stand in line. Just take a photo, upload it, and wait a short while for your account to be approved by an administrator.

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My home is my castle: Security technologies for the house

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 8.6.19 (8.5.19)

Your home is your own private island of tranquility where you can rest easy — if it’s secure, that is. If not, then one not-so-fine day it could turn into a public place. With that in mind, we compiled a selection of trends and new products in the field of security technologies. We explain the advantages of each, and what you as a user need to take on board.

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Personal devices at work

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 7.31.19 (7.29.19)

Many companies permit the use of personal devices for business purposes – from business calls made on personal phones to corporate network connections on home laptops. Such a state of affairs is generally beneficial, however, especially in small companies: The employee is already familiar with the device, and the company saves money. The downside, however, is that the practice creates additional cyber risks for the business.

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Getting rid of browser notifications

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 7.24.19 (7.23.19)

You go to a website to read an interesting article, but before you can read a word, you’re pestered to subscribe to notifications. Some sites can be quite persistent, or even refuse to show content until you sign up. You duly comply, and then the onslaught really begins. In severe cases, the influx of notifications can cause the computer to freeze up. Sound familiar?

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