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


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.

How will facial recognition technology affect your social media accounts?

Facial recognition software is poised to take a leap forward with the launch of the Apple iPhone X. What does it mean for your security and privacy?

How to stay safe when using Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs

Do you use Office 365 or Google Docs? Be careful when clicking through a collaboration link on either platform.