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Why are elections so hard to secure?

Kaspersky Blog – 3.6.20 (3.3.20)

Assuming you have not been living under a rock — not looking at Twitter, Facebook, or Netflix and avoiding any news — you are probably aware that 2020 is an election year in the United States. If your disconnection goes beyond the past few years, you may also be unfamiliar with the 2016 election and discussions (for example, here and here) about election hacking and disinformation campaigns.

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The tracking symphony: Listening to cookies with a browser plugin

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 3.2.20

Listening to Web cookies can be very interesting, even though they are not particularly musical. Yes, cookies can actually be audible now, thanks to a Web-browser plugin created by Jasmine Guffond. Guffond showcased the plugin at 36c3.

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Scammers try to cash in on Burning Man

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 2.20.20

Every year, in late August or early September, tens of thousands of people gather in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for the Burning Man arts event. For eight days, the festival becomes an epicenter for creatives from around the world. The monumental installations, spellbinding performances, and inimitable atmosphere of the festival attract huge numbers of visitors.

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Should you buy your kid a smartphone, and if so, what kind?

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 2.12.20 (2.11.20)

Many kids today get their first smartphones when they are 11–12 or even younger. A majority carries a gadget around by the time they are in high school. Peer pressure does play a role, and phone-free kids see everyone around them fidgeting with their phones. The decision is yours, however, and in this post we discuss the pros and cons of that purchase, as well as provide tips for choosing a gadget if you decide to buy one.

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Where is my child? A solution for worried parents

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 2.5.20 (1.30.20)

Kids can go from the playpen to the schoolyard in the blink of an eye, and with every inch of freedom they earn, keeping tabs on their movements becomes harder. For example, you might not even know for sure whether your bundle of joy is attending class.

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