Kaspersky Labs Blog – 12.12.18 (12.10.18)
The idea of leaving Twitter may not be as popular as #DeleteFacebook, but still, some people want to leave the microblogging service for good. In addition to any other reasons users might have, Twitter has recently been accused of being indifferent to accounts spreading fake news and propaganda, as well as not doing enough to prevent cryptoscams.
Read more: How to delete your Twitter account (and back up your tweets)
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 12.6.18 (12.4.18)
Using one password for everything is convenient, but it’s also dangerously insecure. We examine the case of Mark, a young designer.
Mark is a regular guy. He has e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, eBay, Steam, and Battle.net accounts, not to mention ones for another dozen online stores and a forum dedicated to his favorite video game. The accounts are all linked to his e-mail.
Read more: Why you should never reuse passwords
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 12.4.18 (12.3.18)
After a long day at work, you’re heading home. You open an app in your smartphone and tap a button on the screen. A dozen miles away, your apartment comes to life. Smart bulbs light up, the smart thermostat starts to heat the room, the smart kettle begins to boil the water for your evening tea. A smart home seems so convenient!
Read more: Things of Internet: How smart devices fail because of their Web dependence
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 11.26.18 (11.21.18)
November is the first month of the busiest shopping season of the year. It all begins on 11.11, otherwise known as Singles’ Day in China, which has since morphed into one of the largest online (and offline) shopping days in the world, Immediately followed by Black Friday, which falls on November 23rd this year. After that, Christmas and New Year head into view. It’s a great time for shoppers, with discounts and promotions at every turn. The downside to all the juicy offers? Many people drop their guard and become the easy prey of cybercriminals.
Read more: Holiday shopping and holiday phishing
Kaspersky Labs Blog – 11.20.18 (11.19.18)
Black Friday — the first day of the Christmas sales season — is almost here, and many online stores are already advertising juicy discounts and other promotions. But sellers aren’t the only ones on the hunt for buyers. Lurking in the shadows, cybercriminals armed with banking Trojans are poised to steal the personal data and payment details of online shoppers.
Read more: Black Friday: How to pay with your card, not your card details