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FTC warns of LGBTQ+ extortion scams – be aware before you share!

I wish people would use their powers for good instead of extortion scams… by Paul Ducklin Sadly, over the years, we’ve needed to write numerous Naked Security warnings about romance scammers and sextortionists. Although those are general-sounding terms, they’ve come to refer to two specific sorts of online crime: Romance scamming. This typically refers to a long-game confidence trick in

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Protecting Children’s Privacy Online Without Disruption!

By Dr. Chris Pierson Protecting Children’s Privacy Online Without Disruption! It is estimated that, for the past decade, over 90% of American children have had an online presence by the age of two. Often referred to as digital natives, today’s adolescents and teenagers have grown up with a smartphone in one hand, a gaming console controller

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Why CISOs Cannot Protect Executives’ Personal Digital Lives

By Dr. Chris Pierson It’s a common misconception that it’s the responsibility of the CISO to ensure business leaders are protected in every aspect of their digital lives, including the personal. After all, a cyber attack on an executive can be an attack on the company. At BlackCloak, we contend that the CISOs job should not

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Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline facing $1,000,000 fine for poor recovery plans

by Paul Ducklin If you were in the US this time last year, you won’t have forgotten, and you may even have been affected by, the ransomware attack on fuel-pumping company Colonial Pipeline. The organization was hit by ransomware injected into its network by so-called affiliates of a cybercrime crew known as DarkSide. DarkSide is an example of

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RubyGems Supply Chain Attack

RubyGems Supply Chain Attack – Check Your Logs!

by Paul Ducklin Popular package management site RubyGems.org, which stores and supplies hundreds of thousands of modules for the widely-used programming language Ruby, just patched a dangerous server-side vulnerability. The bug, dubbed CVE-2022-29176, could have allowed attackers to remove a package that wasn’t theirs (yanking it, in RubyGems jargon), and then to replace it with

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Google Docs Fixed A Five-ANDs-In-A-Row Crisis

Google Docs Fixed A Five-ANDs-In-A-Row Crisis

Remember the jokes (OK, they were sold as “jokes” when you were at school to add a touch of excitement to Eng. Lang. lessons) about creating valid and allegedly meaningful sentences with a single word repeated many times? There’s a very dubious one with the word BUFFALO seven times in a row, which relies on

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