Cyberthreat Protection


7 tips to prevent ransomware

Ransomware extorts money from victims with promises of restoring encrypted data. Like other computer viruses, it usually finds its way onto a device by exploiting a security hole in vulnerable software or by tricking someone into installing it. It typically scores high profile victims like hospitals, public schools and police departments.

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What to do if your email is hacked

Learn what to do if your email account has been hacked so you can stop scammers from targeting your contact list with money scams, malware, and more.

August 15, 2022·2 min read
What small business owners need to know about ransomware attacks

You're never too small to be the target of a ransomware attack. Learn tips for small business owners.

August 06, 2021·3 min read
What is ransomware and how to help prevent ransomware attacks

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that locks and encrypts a victim’s computer or device data, then demands a ransom to restore access. In many cases, the victim must pay the cybercriminal within a set amount of time or risk losing access forever. If the attackers don’t give you the decryption key, you may be unable to regain access to your data or device.

November 23, 2021·3 min read
What is fileless malware and how does it work?

Fileless malware uses your system’s software, applications and protocols to install and execute malicious activities. Learn more.

August 08, 2018·4 min read

Online Scams

Your travel guide to public Wi-Fi, security, and privacy

When you travel, public Wi-Fi can increase privacy and security risks. Learn how to protect yourself against cybercriminals when you’re traveling.

May 01, 2022·2 min read
What to do if you fall victim to an Equifax-related scam

When disaster strikes — like a major data breach — fraudsters create scams to take advantage of people. Here’s what to do if you’re a scam victim.

August 08, 2018·3 min read
What to do if you fall for an email scam

Email scams can steal sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, account data, addresses, and more. Phishing emails are crafted to appear legitimate, such as messages from your bank or another trusted source. They request personal information, which criminals then use for identity theft.

July 23, 2018·4 min read
What is vishing? Tips for spotting and avoiding voice scams

Vishing, a combination of "voice" and "phishing," is a phone scam designed to get you to share personal information

August 08, 2018·2 min read

Emerging Threats

Zero-day vulnerability: What it is, and how it works

A zero-day vulnerability is a software security flaw that is known to the software vendor but doesn’t have a patch in place to fix the flaw. If left unaddressed, vulnerabilities create security holes that cybercriminals can exploit. To keep your computer and data safe, it’s smart to take proactive and reactive security measures.

August 28, 2019·4 min read
Working from home on your own computer: 12 security tips in the COVID-19 era

Many companies were unprepared to have employees work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak. These security steps can help.

October 16, 2020·4 min read
Windows 10 compatibility with Norton products

As a Norton customer, you are always entitled to download the latest version of your Norton product for free during your service period. Existing customers are...

August 08, 2018·3 min read
What’s a Twitter bot and how to spot one

Twitter bots are automated Twitter accounts controlled by bot software. Learn what they do.

September 05, 2022·2 min read

How To

How to increase download speed: 15 tips and tricks

You may be able to increase your download speed if yours is slow. Learn some simple and more complex ways to do it.

October 07, 2020·4 min read
11 ways to help protect yourself against cybercrime

Cybercrime is any crime that takes place online or primarily online. Cybercriminals often commit crimes by targeting computer networks or devices. Other cybercrimes include things like “revenge porn,” cyber-stalking, bullying, and child sexual exploitation.

August 15, 2020·2 min read
How to choose a secure password

Passwords are the digital keys to our networks of friends, our work colleagues, and even our banking and payment services. We want to keep our passwords private to protect our personal lives, and that includes our financial information. A good password is all that may stand between you and a cybercriminal.

January 18, 2018·4 min read
Q&A: Is it safer to do banking on my computer or phone?

Whether it's safer to bank by computer or phone depends on a variety of factors, but these tips can help whenever you bank online.

July 16, 2021·2 min read

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