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The Rio Olympics 2016 are just around the corner. As we see with every major event, scammers are hitting the internet trying to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Want to enjoy the Olympics online without being attacked? Want to watch beach volleyball match streams without losing access to all your online banking data? Here are 5 tips to help you stay protected throughout the Rio Olympics.Read More
You don’t have to go far on the internet to find verification symbols. A PC software website might tell its customers that it’s a “Microsoft Gold Certified Partner”, for example. Or, a local business might display the fact that it’s a “BBB Accredited Business.” From McAfee to Norton, verification symbols can be found all over the web. And unfortunately, they usually don’t meaRead More
Almost everyone has Facebook these days. While Facebook’s popularity among young people is plummeting, it remains a popular platform for people of all ages – and all intelligence levels. That’s why Facebook is one of the biggest targets for online scams. Today, I’m going to show you the most popular Facebook scams out there today and explain exactly how you can avoid those scams: 5)Read More
You know about malicious software – better known as malware – but what about malicious advertising. Err, malvertising? I don’t think that’s what you call malicious advertising, but it’s a big problem these days. These days, it’s tough to spot the difference between a legitimate product/service and a scam. Scammers are as smart as they’ve ever been and it’s pretty easy to creaRead More
Usually, the holidays are a time for cheer, joy, and other happiness-related words. But as computer security experts already know, the holidays are also a time for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Phishing scams are particularly common around the holiday season, and PayPal is one of the biggest targets for these criminals. PayPal phishing scams involve: -Sending users aRead More