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What are malicious websites?
Most people don't know that you don’t have to intentionally download a malicious attachment to compromise your computer’s security.
August 07, 2018·3 min read
Webcam hacking
You might have heard that hackers can access your webcam. In the age of the Internet of Things, that’s a pretty scary notion.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
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Spear phishing: A definition plus differences between phishing and spear phishing
Spear phishing is a targeted cyberattack toward a specific individual or organization with the end goal of receiving confidential information for fraudulent purposes
June 01, 2022·3 min read

Online Scams

Social engineering scams on social media
Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
How to spot online scareware scams
Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually-evolving techniques to worm their way into the computers (and wallets) of unsuspecting victims around the globe.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
DocuSign phishing emails: 4 signs of an attack, and how to protect yourself
Electronic signature service DocuSign has warned consumers about new phishing campaigns. Here’s help in avoiding scams.
March 09, 2022·4 min read

Emerging Threats

Reported 5 million credit cards breached at Saks, Lord & Taylor
Reported breach may affect 5 million debit and credit cards at Saks, Saks OFF 5TH and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Everything you need to know about a data breach
Data breaches at companies can affect millions of consumers, but what does that mean for you? We explain it all.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Google+ exposed data of hundreds of thousands of users—here’s what you need to know
496,951 Google+ users’ full names, birth dates, gender, profile photos, addresses, occupation and relationship status were exposed.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
April Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report
What you need to know about deepfakes, romance scams, and crypto scams. Plus, some of the latest phishing pages we have caught.
May 09, 2022·3 min read

How To

What is two-factor authentication (2FA)?
Two-factor authentication adds an extra step – and an extra level of security — when you log into a website, online bank account, credit card portal, or other site.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
What to do if you become involved in a data breach
Cybercriminals are attracted to stealing data that they can make money from, such as credit and debit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates, full names and addresses. They can commit identity theft with Social Security numbers, sell credit and debit card numbers to other cybercriminals or bleed bank accounts dry using bank account information.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Was your Twitch account hacked? Top prevention steps
A hacked Twitch account is no fun and should be taken seriously – especially if you are a streamer. Here are the signs to look out for.
November 19, 2021·2 min read
How to shop online more safely during the Holiday season (and afterwards)
To give you piece of mind while online shopping during the Holiday season here are four simple things you can do to protect yourself.
December 22, 2021·4 min read

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