Online Phishing: How to Stay Out of the Hackers’ Nets

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:05:56 +0000

Phishing scams and social engineering continue to cause problems for social media users.

Despite the growing popularity of social media and messaging apps, email remains the preferred way to communicate online for millions of Americans. And the bad guys know it. Of the 28.6 billion cyber-threats Trend Micro blocked globally in the first half of 2019, over 24.3 billion were carried by email. That’s 91%. Many of these…

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Home and Away, All Year Round: How Can I Keep My Kids Safe Online?

Credit to Author: Muriel Mathis| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 13:03:30 +0000

We’re well into another school year in the US and elsewhere. For many parents and their kids, this can be a stressful time — demanding new routines, more study and longer days. But how many of us think about the potential extra cyber risks to our family that might also emerge during this time? The…

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In Identity Theft the Target is You!

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:52:23 +0000

The hard truth is that identity data is the new gold—and criminal panhandlers are mining it for sale and distribution on the Dark Web. Indeed, the internet provides ways for big data breaches to result in disastrous leaks of huge databases of personal information, resulting in detailed profiles of individuals—based on their internet behaviors, including…

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There She Breaches! Watch Out For Your Identity Data!

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:06:03 +0000

Data breaches keep on coming. Here’s what you can do to stay ahead of the hackers Money makes the world go around. It’s the glue that holds our society together and the engine that drives our economy. But it’s also coveted by a growing global population of highly resourceful and determined cyber-criminals. They’re out to…

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Finding a Better Route to Router and Home Network Security

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:05:00 +0000

When was the last time you looked at your home router? We tend to only notice these magical boxes when something goes wrong. And given that many of us get our router as part of a single broadband box (technically known as a gateway, combining modem and router in one device), there’s even less incentive…

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FAKE APPS!—courtesy of Agent Smith

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:05:06 +0000

As new mobile malware sweeps the globe, here’s how to keep your device secure. We’re spending more and more of our lives online and for most of us the door to this digital world is our smartphone. It’s the first thing we look at when we wake up and the last thing we check at…

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Digital skimmers: What are they and how can I keep my card details safe online?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 14:05:18 +0000

A few weeks ago, British Airways was hit by the largest ever regulatory fine of its kind, after global customers visiting its website had their card data stolen. The $228m penalty levied by the UK’s privacy watchdog reflects the seriousness of the attack and the carrier’s failure to protect its customer’s personal and financial information….

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Hackers Are After Your Personal Data – Here’s How to Stop Them

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:05:36 +0000

Our lives are increasingly digital. We shop, socialize, communicate, watch TV and play games — all from the comfort of our desktop, laptop, or mobile device. But to access most of these services we need to hand over some of our personal data. Whether it’s just our name and email address or more sensitive information…

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