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Consumer Threat Notices

Attention Android Users: Is CallerSpy Malware Spying on You?

Meet CallerSpy malware, a new form of mobile malware designed to snoop on calls, texts, and other smartphone communications. This trojan malware is targeting Android users by tricking them into downloading a fake chat app called Apex App. However, despite being advertised as a chat application, CallerSpy doesn’t really contain ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Data Privacy in 2020

The end of 2019 is rapidly approaching, and with the coming of a new year comes the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the months ahead. What will 2020 bring when it comes to cybersecurity and what can users do to ensure that they’re protected in ...

Hackable? Podcast

Are All Phishing Scams Easy to Spot?

The number of phishing scams that hide malware or malicious links is on the rise for a simple reason: they still work because people are the weakest link of any cybersecurity system. Some schemes are a numbers game — a hacker sends out thousands of emails to random people with ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Ensure You Don’t Fall Victim to a Holiday Scam this Festive Season

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, I have no doubt that he’d revise his famous quote: ‘Nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes’ to include online holiday scams! For there is no question that online scammers and cybercriminals love the festive season! The bulk of us ...

Family Safety

7 Ways to Wreck a Cybercrook’s Holidays

’Tis the season for giving and who better to give a giant headache to than the digital scammers working overtime to wreck our holidays? Can we spot and unravel every scam out there? Probably not. But, by taking a few minutes to get equipped to click, we can dodge common ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Beat Black Friday Scammers: Secure Your Online Purchases From Fake Payment Processors

They see you when you’re shopping, they know when you click “pay” – cybercriminals, that is. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals flooding the internet, malicious actors have many opportunities to exploit users rushing to purchase gifts for family and friends. And according to Ars Technica, thieves have devised ...

Family Safety

Could Your Child be Sexting? Signs to Look for and Ways to Respond

Oh, what we wouldn’t do to travel back in time to the days before smartphones kid-jacked our families, right? But here we are. Our kids are forever connected. And, it’s up to parents to help them navigate the risks — one of which is sexting. Ouch. Even reading the word ...

Consumer Threat Notices

2.2 Million Users Affected By Latest Data Exposure: 4 Tips to Stay Secure

The digitalization of data allows it to move effortlessly and be accessed from devices and places around the world within a matter of seconds. This also makes it possible for businesses, organizations, and even individuals to collect and analyze this data for a variety of reasons. However, not all of ...

Hackable? Podcast

Are Smart Padlocks Secure Enough to Protect Your Packages?

“Hackable?” host Geoff Siskind likes to shop online. A lot. What he doesn’t like is how often his packages are stolen from his front porch. Desperate for a solution, he’s intrigued by smart padlocks that promise to protect packages. But after five seasons of hosting “Hackable?” Geoff is skeptical that ...

Consumer Threat Notices

This Holiday Season, Watch Out for These Cyber-Grinch Tricks

Whether it be that their shoes are too tight, their heads aren’t screwed on just right, or they’re expressing a little bit of “Bah Humbug,” cyber-grinches and cyber-scrooges everywhere view the holiday season as a perfect opportunity to exploit users. In fact, McAfee recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 ...

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