Tag Archives: Security

Scammers Abuse Steam to Attract Would-Be Movie Pirates

A number of scammers are abusing the Steam platform to lure would-be pirates to questionable download sites. After clicking images and links listing popular movies, many visitors are redirected to subscription portals where – despite payment – none of the promised movies are offered for viewing. – Andy, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2KyVJn6
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Samsung Asks QLED TV Owners to Run a Virus Scan

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Performing a security scan on a television may sound ridiculous, but it’s exactly what Samsung’s US support Twitter account is suggesting be done “every few weeks.” There’s even a guide video showing owners of QLED TV models exactly how to access the built-in security scan feature. – Matthew Humphries, PCMag » https://trib.al/89SxBlI

Trolls swamp unused Twitch category with pirated shows and porn

Twitch just learned first-hand about the challenges of moderating live video. Trolls have hijacked the site’s largely unused category for Valve’s Artifact (which previously had few if any streamers) to livestream material that most definitely violated Twitch’s terms of service. Motherboard noted that it started out with memes, but on Memorial Day weekend included pirated Game of Thrones episodes, porn and in one case video from the Christchurch mass shooting. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2EEtyhU
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