Posted on April 23rd, 2018
Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that "lucky winner" notice and run a security scan.
Pop-ups claiming to offer prizes to Amazon customers are part of a surge in malicious advertising. Credit The New Y...
Posted on April 11th, 2018
If a scammer has swiped your password and is using your account to spew spam, take action and add measures to help stop it from happening again.
By J. D. Biersdorfer
April 11, 2018
Q. Could you please review best practices if one’s email is hacked...
Posted on January 30th, 2018
Posted on January 16th, 2018
Experience knows that when the air bags deploy it’s already too late.
You're street smart. While driving 70 mph on a crowded highway you notice a sticky pattern forming in traffic ahead. With barely a thought you drop back a few car lengths. Car...
Posted on January 14th, 2018
By Mike Matthews, iMore
14 Jan 2018
It happened again last week.
A friend was telling me she had convinced her mother to get a Mac laptop.
"But what is this MacSweeper?" she said, with a hint of puzzlement in her voice.
She meant, of course, MacK...
Posted on January 10th, 2018
Warning!! Don't click the big green button. The button will download dangerous malware in the guise of a must-have media player app.
oops. You clicked it. It was irresistible, wasn’t it?
After the secret thrill of downloading the app, the excit...
Posted on November 8th, 2017
Our readers are a savvy bunch who aren't likely to be taken in by an online scam—but we've all got those friends and relatives we worry about. Here's our definitive guide to helping them stay safe online.
Photo from Futurama.
When training your lo...
Posted on November 8th, 2017
Most of us know spam when we see it, but seeing a strange email from a friend—or worse, from ourselves—in our inbox is pretty disconcerting. If you've seen an email that looks like it's from a friend, it doesn't mean they've been hacked. Spammers ...
Posted on September 25th, 2017
More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to...
Posted on September 23rd, 2017
September 23, 2017By Daisy Maxey, The Wall Street JournalTwo weeks after Equifax disclosed a breach that possibly exposed the personal data of 143 million Americans, potential victims still have many questions.Two weeks after Equifax Inc. disclose...
Posted on July 12th, 2017
The alert below appears on HP’s various support and web store sites. Similar alerts also appear on websites of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and others.
HP’s alert can apply to calls from any strangers claiming to be security or technical ...
Posted on April 19th, 2017
From Apple Support posted April 19, 2017
Use these tips to avoid phishing scams and learn what to do if you think your Apple ID has been compromised.
Scammers use phishing and other types of social engineering to try to trick you into sharing pe...
Posted on April 3rd, 2017
Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog posted April 3, 2017
Millions of users continue to encounter technical support scams. Data from Windows Defender SmartScreen (which is used by both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer to b...
Posted on October 1st, 2014
This current report by legitimate security software maker Trend Micro contains detailed descriptions of a wide variety of fake software, how it works, and risks it poses for consumers and business.
Posted on March 14th, 2014
Safe Surfing Tips for PC usersSmart surfing can avoid most online threats.Count to 3 before clicking a link. If it looks fishy, it probably is fishy.Allow genuine Windows Updates to install.Allow Microsoft Security Essentials definitions updates t...
Posted on February 8th, 2014
After installing CleanMyDrive (What was I thinking?) from the Mac App Store the app did nothing but launch its sneaky download page for CleanMyMac2.
I was aware that CleanMyMac2 is bad news. I never thought Apple would offer anything linked to i...
Posted on May 8th, 2013
Have you ever wondered how you got that MyWebSearch assistant and other useless, annoying tool bars in your browser?
Maybe you wonder why your browser is hijacked to a poor Google look-alike site instead of the real thing?
Or your legitimate a...
Posted on February 23rd, 2013
First published by The Guardian on Saturday 23 February 2013 01.59 EST By David RobinsonIt's a busy morning at Cartridge World in Aylesbury, part of a chain of almost 200 outlets across the UK that sell branded and refilled printer cartridges. It'...
Posted on February 14th, 2013
For more info about Mac scamware like MacKeeper visit this discussion thread on Apple Support Communities: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3036
Posted on May 17th, 2011
MAY 13, 2011 10:53 AM PDTIf you ever see a message or window in Safari or your e-mail client about your system's security being compromised, ignore it! Malware developers and scammers are increasingly focusing on OS X and working to trick Mac user...
Posted on April 13th, 2010
Posted on April 5th, 2010
In need of a good reason not to click on links found in spam or phishing emails?A currently ongoing Facebook phishing campaign is not only attempting to phish fresh Facebook accounting data, but is also serving client-side exploits through a copyc...