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Lock and Code S1Ep7: Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher at Malwarebytes, about web browser privacy—an often neglected subcategory of data privacy. Without the proper restrictions, browsers can allow web trackers to follow you around the Internet, resulting in that curious ad seeming to find you from website to website. But, according to Arntz, there are ways to fight back.

Tune in for all this and more on the latest episode of Lock and Code, with host David Ruiz.

You can also find us on the Apple iTunes store, on Google Play Music, plus whatever preferred podcast platform you use.

We cover our own research on:

  • When the coronavirus infodemic strikes
  • 10 best practices for MSPs to secure their clients and themselves from ransomware
  • Shining a light on “Silent Night” Zloader/Zbot
  • Going dark: encryption and law enforcement

Plus other cybersecurity news:

  • Mandrake, a sophisticated Android spyware that hides in plain sight, was finally unearthed after years of being active. (Source: ZDNet)
  • Face masks used to protect from coronavirus also frustrated facial recognition systems. (Source: The Register)
  • A hacker was found selling dating app user data and credentials in an underground forum. (Source: Sophos’s Naked Security Blog)
  • Security researchers debunked myths surrounding Magecart attacks. (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Business email compromise (BEC) scammers defrauded Norfund, Norway’s state investment fund, worth $10M USD. (Source: BleepingComputer)

Stay safe, everyone!

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