World Cup, Vacation scams lead in phishing trips this summer

Summer is one of the traditional seasons of scamming, and this summer is shaping up to be a hot one on that front, with active campaigns swirling around supposed 'security incidents,' vacation bookings and, of course, the World Cup.

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Avoid these air travel scams

Two active scams you may encounter online involve free tickets on Allegiant Airlines and Alaska Airlines, which amount to elaborate phishing schemes, according to the security app Fyde.

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We are delighted to announce the IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards 2018

The NetEvents 2018 IoT, Cloud & CyberSecurity Innovation Awards recognise and identify the most innovative start-ups and established companies in the fields of Internet of Things Innovation and Cloud Innovation. These awards offer you the chance to gain industry-wide recognition for your endeavours and achievements.

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How a simple Airbnb scam nearly cost a Stanford graduate $3,000

Such hoaxes are common on vacation-rental apps, said Sinan Eren, founder and chief executive officer of security company Fyde. Unfortunately, they’re increasingly difficult to spot. “You find a listing that is most always booked, download all of its photos, and copy and paste the same description,” he said. “It’s a perfect crime in that sense.” As the most popular listings are often booked, they do not come up in most searches on the site.

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These Facebook travel scams will steal your personal information

Several newly discovered scams on Facebook serve as not-so-friendly reminders to be careful when pressing on links. The latest round of phishing attacks attempts to trick customers into signing up for free airline tickets. Fraud and privacy protection app Fyde detected advertisements posted by bad actors posing as Allegiant and Alaskan Airlines.

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A New Way to Catch Phish

Sinan Eren, CEO of Fyde, an app that automatically intercepts phishing.

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Fyde's app protects mobile devices from social engineering fraud

In April, Fyde got off the ground with the launch of the platform’s Apple iOS app, with an Android counterpart to follow later this year. The platform protects against wetware, intercepting phishing, smishing and vishing as well as online account takeovers through a hybrid of machine learning and human analysis. The platform’s user base grew at a rate of 250% per week in the first two weeks and about a dozen phishing attempts aimed at financial institutions were caught as well as a major travel scam, distributed to more than 300,000 consumers and targeting a European airline.

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Palo Alto startup casts a net to catch phishers attacking mobile devices

Fyde has developed technology that's designed to help consumers protect their digital assets by stopping phishing attacks on mobile devices in real time. Indirectly, it can help companies reduce brand damage via its threat detection that protects their customers from fraud.

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Protection contre les menaces mobiles : l’essentiel sur Fyde

L’application Fyde, disponible gratuitement sur l’App Store d’Apple, et pour l’heure uniquement pour iOS, vise à protéger contre le hameçonnage, qu’il démarre par le courrier électronique, par une messagerie instantanée, ou tout autre vecteur susceptible de conduire l’utilisateur vers une page Web malicieuse.

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Vertex Ventures US co-leads $3m seed round in cybersecurity firm Fyde

Vertex Ventures US has co-led a $3-million seed funding round in cybersecurity firm Fyde, which recently launched its app that intercepts phishing, smishing, and online account takeover attacks.

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Cybersecurity company Fyde emerges from stealth with $3 mln in seed

Palo Alto, California-based Fyde, a cybersecurity company focused on phishing attacks on mobile devices, has emerged from stealth and announced it has raised $3 million in seed-stage funding from Draper Nexus and Vertex Ventures. The company, founded in 2017, is led by CEO Sinan Eren. Eren previously was co-founder of Remotium, which Avast acquired in 2015.

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Fyde Aims to Solve Wetware Security Threat

First-of-its-kind mobile service offers consumers a new wave of defense against phishing, smishing, vishing and account takeover attacks.

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