Category Archives: Security

Investor Alert: Beware of Paid-To-Click (PTC) Scams

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is warning investors about investment scams conducted through online paid-to-click (PTC) programs.

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1M Downloads Later, Google Pulls Phony WhatsApp From Google Play

An adware-laden phony WhatsApp download has been removed from Google Play and the developer’s account suspended, but not before it was downloaded one million times.

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Updated Investor Bulletin: Master Limited Partnerships – An Introduction

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help investors understand Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs. Because investing in an MLP may be unfamiliar, investors should carefully consider potential benefits – and risks – before making an investment decision.

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Investor Alert: Celebrity Endorsements

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) is warning investors not to make investment decisions based solely on celebrity endorsements.

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Investor Alert: Be Vigilant for Possible Investment Scams Related to the California Wildfires

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to alert investors, including individuals who may receive lump sum payouts from insurance companies and others as a result of damage from the California wildfires, to investment scams that may take advantage of the disaster.

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Down the Rabbit Hole with a BLU Phone Infection

Much-maligned BLU phones have been a privacy and spyware nightmare. Threatpost shares the story of one victim who experienced firsthand a relentless wave of unwanted programs, spyware and frustration.

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Updated Investor Bulletin: The ABCs of Credit Ratings

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and Office of Credit Ratings are issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate investors about credit ratings.

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iOS Password Prompts are Ripe for Abuse

Apple’s password prompts for iOS devices are an easy target for phishing attacks to steal iTunes passwords and IDs.

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Threatpost News Wrap, September 29, 2017

The macOS Keychain attack, Signal’s new private contact discovery service, the Deloitte hack, and a handful of mobile stock trading app vulnerabilities are discussed.

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Android Lockscreen Patterns Less Secure Than PINs

Researchers settle PIN versus pattern debate with study that proves a low-tech hack makes cracking an unlock screen simple.

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