Consumer Threat Notices

What Is Ransomware and Who Does It Target?

Lockouts—they happen. We forget our keys, we can’t remember our passwords—and sometimes, someone else locks us out. And in the modern digital age, lockouts have been happening a lot lately across a number of phones and computers. These lockouts are caused by a powerful malware (malicious software) variant, called ransomware, which works its way into …

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Navigating Today’s Connected World

Whether we’re with our romantic partners or members of our family, our devices are not far behind. In fact, staying connected to our devices has become just part of life. But as we grow closer with our devices, it’s becoming increasingly important that we keep those devices secure. We recently conducted a survey to better …

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Tackling Threats at Super Bowl 51

When it comes to the Super Bowl, football and food are the first things that come to mind—not cyberthreats. But what fans don’t know is that while they’re dialing into the game, cybercriminals are dialing up the threats, trying to capitalize on people’s distraction. Surprisingly enough, this goes for both at home and on the …

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From Smart Shoes to Safe Routers: Innovation Shines Bright at CES 2017

CES 2017 (the Consumer Electronics Show) has come and gone once again, bringing with it the newest wearables, state-of-the-art tech platforms, robots, and all things IoT. And as connected devices displayed their illustrious potential throughout the event, they also come as an indication of parallel efforts to come from cybercriminals. Meaning, as technology evolves, so …

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Securing Today’s Connected Home

When thinking of cyber threats, malware, phishing, and data breaches typically come to mind. But as 2016 has shown us, threats don’t stop there. Cybercriminals are getting more and more creative and finding new, sophisticated methods of attack to access our data. One of the more successful methods as of late: attacking connected IoT devices …

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Millions Possibly Affected by Newly Discovered Stegno Malvertising Campaign

When it comes to deception, cybercriminals have many options at their disposal. There’s phishing, where crooks posing as an authority figure attempt to trick victims into giving up sensitive information. There’s man-in-the-middle, where cybercriminals intercept traffic on a public or easily-accessed Wi-Fi network. But there’s one method of deception that’s exceptionally ingenious, and is a …

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You’re Going to Have to Start Filtering Your Calendar Invitations. Here’s Why.

Sometime in November, Apple users began receiving unwanted calendar invitations on their devices. These invitations featured “amazing savings” and discounts on a variety of popular products. They were, of course, spam messages — akin to those you’d find in an email inbox. But this “calendar spam” is different than the usual phony email offer you’d …