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


E-skimming attacks on the rise as peak online shopping season begins

With the holidays right around the corner, online shopping is poised for a record-breaking season in 2019. Emarketer predicts that consumers will spend over $135 billion this upcoming holiday season. The e-commerce boom precipitated a new cybersecurity threat known as e-skimming, which involves the theft of consumer payment information from online stores. If you’re thinking […]

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3 Tips for Better Android Security

Android is the most popular consumer computing platform in the world, used across billions of phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. However, its popularity and distinctive structure – under which carriers and manufacturers may heavily modify it – make it a magnet for cyberattacks. As an Android user, what can you do to […]

More devices, more vulnerabilities – What 5G networks mean for mobile and IoT security

By now, you might have heard or read something about 5G mobile networks. As the name suggests, 5G denotes the fifth generation of cellular data and voice technology. Each generation so far has represented a significant technological advancement: 1G pioneered truly wireless calling as well as roaming. 2G introduced digital call encryption and SMS (text […]

The current state of ransomware

Ransomware is not new – it dates back to the 1980s – but it has undergone a renaissance throughout the 2010s, to the extent that it looks almost nothing like it did in its early days. Perpetrators have enhanced various strains with strong encryption (CryptoLocker), designed them to exploit protocols such as Microsoft Windows SMB […]

4 tips to keep your information private online

Privacy is harder than ever to maintain. But you still have some good options for protecting your data.