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The end-of-the-year holidays allow us all to take a festive break and reflect on the past year. But cybercriminals…? They never take a break. To them, the annual increase in online shopping is their prime hunting season—with your bank account and private information as their target.
As tech evolves, so does cybercrime. The bad guys are constantly honing their skills and attacks, hoping to reap even bigger financial rewards. As a result, your computer is no longer the only device to make criminals gleefully rub their hands together in anticipation.
As you’ve probably heard, 2013 was the year of the mega breach. Cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyberattacks in history with tens of millions of data records being stolen.* Now, more than ever, you’ve got to be careful online as we face new attacks that are more vicious than ever.
Ever wonder who falls for online scams? Does anyone really think receiving an email promising an out-of-the-blue inheritance from some unknown relative isn’t a trick? C’mon
“The Internet of Things” or “IoT”: It’s a phrase you may have seen or heard as our world grows more connected by the day. But what does it mean?
Football fans are gathering in Brazil for the world’s biggest matches. The sights, sounds and songs will ring out loud and clear, and many fans will immortalize the moment with their mobile devices.
Have you read the news lately? It seems that scams are in season everywhere. Celebrities from Jackie Chan to Will Smith died (only that was news to them) and Instagram decided to delete accounts left and right (or not).
The incredible popularity of social media sites presents a great opportunity for virus writers, tricking you into emptying your bank account and/or steal your identity.
With online spying in the news, you may be wondering who’s watching where you go online and what sites you visit. This is a legitimate concern. After all, where you go and what you read on the Internet is your business, right?
Would you like some identity theft to go with your café latte? No? Good. Despite this, many people run the risk of being hacked almost every day by offering up private info at public hotspots. Some cybercriminals even set up ad hoc networks with the name “free public WiFi” to lure people in so they can capture private data.
Think that falling for an online scam or trick only happens to someone else? Not so. It can happen to the best of us if you or someone in your family isn’t careful—especially teens.
We’re all social creatures.
And keeping up with relatives or friends is now even easier with social networks, which is part of their appeal. How else are you going to discover what your old classmates’ favorite TV shows are? This is important information here!
Shopping online is now easier than ever. It seems that practically all retailers have some form of an online store ready to show and sell their wares. From PCs to tablets to smartphones, we’re able to lean back and browse in comfort.
Our smartphones make our lives incredibly easy. Smartphones open a portal to nearly every aspect of our lives—both public and private.
So what would happen if you lost yours?
The newest version of Windows launched back in October, 2012, with a whole fanfare of new features—including its own antivirus protection baked into the operating system. This is in the form of Windows Defender.
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