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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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Smart home hacks

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 7.17.19 (7.16.19)

Smart home technologies are designed to make life easier and more convenient. However, new conveniences also mean new problems. The dangers of automating anything and everything are a frequent topic of conversation and blogging around here. For starters, hooking up home appliances to the Internet makes you dependent on the connection quality and server operation. At the same time, cybercriminals can use those points of entry to seize control of vulnerable equipment and use it to their own advantage.

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How to delete your Snapchat account while preserving your data

Kaspersky Labs Blog – 6.5.19 (6.3.19)

Snapchat developers were recently accused of breach of privacy after some employees’ privacy abuses came to light. In essence, they spied on users. Not a pleasant discovery, is it? It might even make one think about leaving the social network.

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