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Firefox will block the universal user ID

Firefox will block the universal user ID, according to Mozilla. This will prevent the DigiTrust consortium from tracking users in Firefox. The decision comes when IAB tries to create a standard online universal user ID. According to IAB, this should reduce the online ad…
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Users could stop the sale of personal information

Users would be able to stop the sale of personal information. The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) announced that it would finalize mechanisms for this. This step complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The system could become effective on January 1st…
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Twitter – security without a phone number

Twitter users can benefit from security without a phone number. So, the users can now disable SMS-based two factor authentication (2FA). This kind of authentication proved to be problematic. One of the most well-known examples is the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey‘s account…
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Skimming attack with phishing techniques

A new digital skimming attack borrows phishing techniques and steals card data from fake payments page. Attackers used the secure payment pages, from third-party payment service providers, and inserted digital skimming code. They used fake Google Analytics library (ga.js)…
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Google to restrict political advertising

Google announced it would restrict political advertising before the UK General Elections and the US Presidential election, next year. The giant mentioned it will limit the election ad targeting to “age, gender, and general location.” In a blog post, Scott Spencer, VP…
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Unprecedented levels of hacking expected this holiday

Tala Security warns about unprecedented levels of hacking expected this holiday season. The data theft would be a result of passiveness of the clients, regarding security measures. In the State of the Web Report, the company points out the danger of the integrations that…
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Windows fake update to lock your files

Hackers send a Windows fake update, as many users want to update from Windows 7, to Windows 10. They are aware of this and target Microsoft users with fake Windows update emails. These emails infect computers with ransomware. The subject of emails is “Critical Microsoft…
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McDonald's malvertising, on Facebook

Mispadu banking trojan uses a McDonald’s malvertising tactic to steal payment-card data and online banking information. Mispadu, which was written in Delphi, targets Brazil and Mexico. It uses pop-up windows and contains backdoor functionality. Ads and email messages…
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10 Black Friday threats. How to avoid them?

Black Friday threats are present, besides some incredible bargains. It is the time of the year when people spend billions of dollars to buy cheaper stuff. We all get excited and try to get the best deals, but forget about the huge threats. As we spend lots of money online…