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Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 213 | Kaspersky official blog

In this week’s episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast Jeff, Ahmed, and I look at some of the more interesting stories to come out of the cybersecurity space this week. We start on a somber note, with a story of a woman who found a video of herself on Pornhub. After getting the content taken down, she began working with a team to create an app that...

How to protect your credit card from kids' in-game spending | Kaspersky official blog

Letting your child play on your smartphone or tablet may be perfectly fine, but if you do, you need to know how a few taps can rack up huge expenses, even in kids’ apps that are technically free. Teenagers’ in-game purchases have made the news more than once, but even preschoolers can seriously dent a family’s financial well-being. Here’s how to guard...

Spyware Trojan link hidden in an image | Kaspersky official blog

When a conversation touches on credential theft, e-mail messages with phishing links tend to come up first. However, those messages represent just one means of obtaining user names and passwords for various online services. Scammers still mail links to spyware regularly, too. One trick they use to disguise those links is including an image that appears...

LockBit 2.0 uses group policies to spread

The creation of ransomware became an underground industry some time ago, with technical support service, press centers, and advertising campaigns. As with any other industry, creating a competitive product requires continual improvement. LockBit, for example, is the latest in a series of cybercrime groups advertising the ability to automate infection...

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 212 | Kaspersky official blog

On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I discuss a variety of topics. We kick off the program with a story from the EU and a new look at making Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies more trackable. The proposed changes in the EU could take up to two years to enact, and we have a lot of questions. From there,...

How to stop a teenager from spending your money in games | Kaspersky official blog

Leaving your credit card unattended can have serious repercussions for your family’s financial well-being if a young gamer gets hold of it. Kids don’t have the same control over their spending as adults. They might not even understand they’re spending real money. A teenager who’s crazy about a game can blow thousands of dollars and empty out their parents’...

How to remove banner ads with Kaspersky Security Cloud | Kaspersky official blog

The problem of annoying banner ads — not to mention the malicious bonuses some include — is so acute that numerous programs claim to remove the eyesores from websites. But if you already have Kaspersky Security Cloud installed, you’re all set. In this post, you will learn how to eliminate banners and pop-up ads using our Anti-Banner feature. Enable...

Use of Google Apps Script in phishing | Kaspersky official blog

To steal corporate e-mail credentials from company employees, attackers must first get past the antiphishing solutions on the company’s e-mail servers. As a rule, they use legitimate Web services so as to evade notice, and increasingly, that means Google Apps Script, a JavaScript-based scripting platform. What is Apps Script, and how do attackers use...

How to host a secure meeting in Zoom | Kaspersky official blog

At a time when businesses worldwide were shedding money because of the pandemic, Zoom saw revenue growth of 370% in just one quarter, becoming a household name and a verb in the process. But right from the start the service faced pointed questions about security, and to their credit, the developers did their best to address them quickly. In the light...

Community Conversations: Geneva Dialogue | Kaspersky official blog

Earlier in the week, we teased a miniseries called the Community Podcasts, which you’ll find right alongside the Transatlantic Cable podcast. I will remain your faithful host, and Anastasiya Kazakova who is Senior Public Affairs Manager coordinating global cyber diplomacy projects at Kaspersky will join me. This series of podcasts features frank conversations...

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