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The latest updates on constantly evolving viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware and online threats.


3 Signs a Midterm Election Call, Text, or Post Might be Risky

During the last days of election season, get-out-the-vote initiatives go into full swing. Most candidates now have multifaceted operations involving phone banking, targeted texting and email campaigns, which seek to engage likely supporters across multiple channels. Modern campaigning still involves significant expenditures on standbys like TV and radio advertising, but it has evolved dramatically in the […]

How to childproof your smart home

In the last few years, the smart home has transitioned from an interesting concept into a tangible reality. Devices such as voice-controlled speakers, networked thermostats, Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerators, automated floor cleaners and smart TVs are now rapidly changing the way many houses and apartments look, feel and sound. According to MarketsandMarkets, the global market for smart homes should expand […]

A guide to defending yourself from advanced phishing attacks

The word “phishing” might conjure up images of relaxing by a lake or stream to catch some fish, but there’s nothing laid-back about it. Phishing campaigns lure you with seemingly must-click offers – anything from get-rich-quick schemes to insistent security updates – and then steal your personal data. While phishing is among the oldest and […]

The most common malware affecting Microsoft Office – and how to avoid it

What malware should you know about when using Microsoft Office?

What can you do to prepare yourself for the cyber threats of 2017?

3 common myths about malware

Most computer users have at least heard of malware. They know that infections of their PCs, phones or tablets with threats such as viruses and ransomware can lead to performance slowdowns and exposure of personal data. But there’s some truth to the saying that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. Awareness of […]

The Worst Malware of 2017

Let’s review some of the biggest malware threats of 2017.