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How to upgrade Discord security

It’s more fun to compete with your friends on CS:GO or Apex Legends if everyone is on the same instant messaging platform. For lots of people, having a platform to joke around, chat in general, and stream gameplay for friends is a crucial part of the game. If you’re a big fan of online games, you’ve probably already used Discord, which over the years...

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 183

For the 183rd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff and I look at some of the big news stories doing the rounds in the field of cybersecurity. We begin again with the recent Capitol Hill attacks, and this time, a news story suggesting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop was stolen. The story goes on to suggest that it’s possible...

Ransomware’s cryptofootprint

The better we understand the modus operandi and operational scale of cybercriminals, the more effectively we can combat them. In the case of ransomware, assessing the success and profitability of any particular criminal group is usually no easy task. Security vendors usually learn about such attacks by observing and communicating with their clients,...

COVID-19 lockdowns stall career progressions for women in tech

The effect of COVID-19 has, I think we can all agree, been felt throughout the whole world and throughout all faucets of everyday life. From lockdowns to face masks — we’ve all had to make changes to our everyday life. However, lockdown life was generally predicted to bring about a positive shift in the tech-world for gender equality — by levelling...

Telegram security and privacy tips

Facebook’s WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy, causing many disgruntled users to switch to rival messengers, among them Telegram. Thanks largely to this exodus, Telegram added 25 million new users in just a few days, pushing its user base over the 500 million mark. That makes this the perfect time to talk about Telegram’s security and privacy....

Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 182

For the 182nd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I tackle the biggest story of 2021 so far: the ramifications of the insurrection at the US Capitol, which include Twitter bans and plenty more. To kick off the podcast, we talk about an op-ed on ZDNet about the cybersecurity fallout of last week’s storming of the Capitol....

An employee, fired

When it comes to internal cyberthreats, fired employees tend to fall into the same category as embedded insiders. More often than not, however, employers view that scenario as hypothetical and fail to pay sufficient attention to it. Who would ruin their own reputation and complicate the lives of former colleagues? Well, practice shows that such people...

How to tell if a website is taking your (browser) fingerprints

Whether you’re looking at the whorls and loops of a fingertip or analogously unique browser information, using a fingerprint is a highly accurate way to identify someone. It’s a lot harder to get a person’s fingerprint without their knowledge, but all kinds of services on the Internet ID users by their browser “fingerprint” — and not always with your...

Delivery payment fraud

By 2019, 14.1% of all retail purchases in the world occurred online, and some digital buying statistics show 1.92 billion digital buyers worldwide having received goods through various delivery services. On the average, any given buyer receives 19 deliveries per year. The 2020 figures are likely to be significantly higher. In this year of self-isolation,...

Gone in a Flash

Once ubiquitous, used for playing multimedia content, producing animated banners and browser games, and more, Adobe Flash became obsolete over time and was superseded by newer technologies. Many content creators continued to use the familiar platform, though, so both Adobe and browser makers kept up their support. But nothing lives forever, and product...

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