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FakesApp: Using WhatsApp to Spread Scams and Fake News

By Press Release 13 August 2018

In a disturbing revelation, Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. FULL STORY >

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Facebook fires its next shot against fake news

By Ryan Noik 4 July 2018

Facebook has made its latest move to combat fake news on its platform, enlisting artificial intelligence. FULL STORY >

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Over 20 million fake ad blockers have been installed from the Chrome store

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 April 2018

A new report from AdGuard found that a large number of ad blockers installed via the Chrome store were in fact being used for a botnet to manipulate the browser. FULL STORY >

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Fake news: faster than the speed of truth

By Staff Writer 29 March 2018

We’ve all done it: we’ve seen a dramatic and outrageous tweet or Facebook post purporting to reveal what a minister has said, or giving news of a catastrophe of some kind and reposted or retweeted. Later, we’ve had to eat a little humble pie after... FULL STORY >

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Google pulled 3.2 billion bad ads from the web last year

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 March 2018

The company's war on bad advertising saw them remove more than 3.2 billion ads from the web last year, nearly doubling what it managed in 2016. FULL STORY >

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WhatsApp reportedly testing alert for spam message forwarding

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 January 2018

Designed as a countermeasure against the spread of fake news. FULL STORY >

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Brand safety and fake news – what’s the deal?

By Press Release 24 November 2017

The digital era, while providing an exciting and innovative means of communicating and engaging with targeted audiences, has also brought with it a new wave of fear for brands and brand safety. FULL STORY >

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Fake Profiles and Cyber-Scammers: Kaspersky Lab reveals the ugly truth about online dating

By Press Release 18 October 2017

The latest research from Kaspersky Lab suggests that people looking for “the one” online might be disappointed. FULL STORY >

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Google to buy Apple. Not.

By Staff Writer 11 October 2017

“FAKE NEWS!” was called out across the web as the Dow Jones newswire service had a bit of a ‘technical error’. FULL STORY >

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37 000 users downloaded fake AdBlock extension from Chrome Store

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 October 2017

A fairly worrying development for Google's verification process, as a fake AdBlock extension for Chrome was downloaded by 37 000 users. FULL STORY >

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Google is making its search algorithm better at spotting offensive results

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 16 March 2017

By using its human "quality raters". FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky Lab releases cyber threat report for March

By Staff Writer 25 April 2012

Malware capable of operating without creating files and SMS stealing Trojan Bankers dominate a busy March. FULL STORY >

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Apple computers infected with Flashfake botnet

By Staff Writer 11 April 2012

The Flashfake botnet has managed to infect 600 000 computers, with 98% of these believed to be Macs. FULL STORY >

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