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Five life hacks for Netflix users

With its vast content library, including original shows, all at an affordable price and without ads, not for nothing is Netflix one of the most popular streaming services in the world. That said, nothing is perfect: Navigating Netflix’s catalog can be a pain; movies have a tendency to disappear every now and then; and in many countries certain content...

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 167

Who would have thought that an episode of this podcast would start with Robin Hood? Well, you don’t have to go far; that’s exactly where we kick off this episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. Our first story of the week takes a look at some Robin Hood types who, after using ransomware to steal from corporations, then donate a small fraction of...

Training by security console

The notable shortage of cybersecurity specialists on the market in recent years has become particularly problematic in 2020. The pandemic, which has led to a widespread shift to remote working, has also highlighted the need to change security strategies at many companies. Even small firms have realized that the skills of their IT administrators are...

Leaky images and other foibles of office documents

Reports, articles, marketing materials — all are document types most of us handle at some point. We write and edit them on computers, e-mail them to colleagues or friends, share them in the cloud, hand them to clients, and so much more. If a file you intend to show to others contains information they shouldn’t see, however, you could run into problems....

Collaboration tools from a security perspective

For many companies, the mass transition of staff to remote working created a need for new tools. Years of fine-tuning employee interaction mechanisms went down the drain overnight as IT departments scrambled to deploy market-ready collaboration solutions. These solutions aroused no less interest among cybercriminals, who smelled an opportunity to gain...

Innovation in enterprise

It is no secret that business cannot survive without innovation. To gain competitive advantage, companies must continually develop, introducing new processes, new technologies, new tools. Wholesale digitalization has affected innovation in at least two ways. On the one hand, it has prepared the ground to ease the way for the adoption of new ideas. On...

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 166

We kick off this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast by looking at an active scam in the UK. As if 2020 was not bad enough, now people need to be on the lookout for scams that are targeting them with travel and refunds that are more prevalent with everyone at home due to COVID-19 — and the impact on people’s wallets is continuing to get...

How to choose a truly free smartphone game

Wherever and whenever you want to play, mobile games are there for you. You can occupy yourself on the subway or while waiting in line at the doctor’s office by battling in Fortnite or PUBG, or you can spend your lunch break gathering resources in Clash of Clans. What’s more, many developers provide such entertainment free. Indeed, you’ll find many...

Transaction and account security tips for eBay

eBay is one of the most popular marketplaces in the world, and one of the reasons is that it’s generally safe and reliable. But when you engage in monetary transactions, you always assume the risk of losing money as a result of fraud or negligence, to name just two causes. What can you do to protect yourself as much as possible from fraud and deception...

MontysThree: Industrial cyberspy

Our experts have found traces of activity of a new cybercriminal group that spies on industrial enterprises. The crooks are carrying out targeted attacks, using a tool that our researchers call MontysThree, looking for documents on victims’ computers. The group appears to have been active since at least as far back as 2018. How MontysThree infects...

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