You know the saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Cybercriminals seem to have taken that truism to heart, because they continue to reuse the same old scams — and they never fail to find victims. Last summer, social media worldwide were flooded with reposts of fake airline giveaways. We covered it at the time,…

Each week, David Buxton and I will break down some useful cybersecurity stories and offer tips in 20 minutes or less. In this week’s podcast, we discuss scams related to Hurricane Harvey relief, why you should change your Instagram password, and the fact that there are no free tickets to paradise on WhatsApp.

A vulnerability patched in the web-based versions of encrypted communications services WhatsApp and Telegram would have allowed attackers to take over accounts by sending users malicious files masquerading as images or videos. The vulnerability was discovered last week by researchers from Check Point Software Technologies and was patched by the WhatsApp and Telegram developers after…