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Myth-busting Antivirus Software Assumptions

Myth-busting Antivirus Assumptions The number of new viruses grows every day. In fact, McAfee recently registered a 605% increase in total Q2 COVID-19 themed threat detections, contributing to the millions already in existence. While there is no way to know when or how cyberattacks will occur, it’s clear that antivirus software is one of the best ways to ens
Publish At:2021-03-29 21:15 | Read:548 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices antivirus anti-virus software Virus

Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection

Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection In a poll conducted by the Canadian Medical Association, nearly half of Canadians have used telehealth services since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, in a recent McAfee study, we found that 21% of Canadians have used the internet for a doctor visit in 2020, and 28% said that such online
Publish At:2021-03-29 21:15 | Read:664 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices Phishing telehealth virtual care

Protect Your Digital Wellness: Don’t Post Your Vaccination Card Online

Protect Your Digital Wellness: Don’t Post Your Vaccination Card Online  Think Twice Before Posting Your Vaccination Card on Social Media After much anticipation, you finally get a notification that you’re eligible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Upon getting your first dose, you may be eager to celebrate by sharing a picture of your vaccination card on soc
Publish At:2021-03-29 21:15 | Read:540 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices digital wellness Vaccination card CO

Keep Remote Classes Safe and in Session: What You Need to Know About Netop Vision Pro

Keep Remote Classes Safe and in Session: What You Need to Know About Netop Vision Pro Distance and hybrid learning environments are now the norm, and it remains to be seen if or when this will change. To adapt, many schools have adopted new software to support remote classroom management. One such platform is Netop Vision Pro, a student monitoring system th
Publish At:2021-03-22 05:47 | Read:738 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices distance learning remote classes

Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users

Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users To live our digital lives to the fullest, we rely on a variety of technologies to support our online activities. And while some apps and devices are meant to make certain tasks more convenient or provide us with greater security, others simply offer a false sense of security and c
Publish At:2021-03-05 23:47 | Read:799 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices SuperVPN android

How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Elders

How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Elders Elder scams cost seniors in the U.S. some $3 billion annually. And tax season adds a healthy sum to that appalling figure. What makes seniors such a prime target for tax scams? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) states several factors. For one, elders are typically trusting and polite. Additio
Publish At:2021-03-03 05:29 | Read:593 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices tax scams tax refund

Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers

Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers  It’s tax time in the United States, and even if you’re pretty sure you did everything right, you’re worried. Did I file correctly? Did I claim the right deductions? Will I get audited? Unfortunately, tax season brings out scammers eager to take advantage of your anxiety. The tax scam landscape First, know th
Publish At:2021-03-03 05:29 | Read:651 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybersecurity hacker tax season hack

Uber Data Breach and How to Protect Your Info

The Latest on the Uber Data Breach and Protecting Your Info You may have spotted the news last week that U.S. federal prosecutors brought charges against the former chief security officer of Uber. At issue was a breach that occurred in 2016, where prosecutors allege that he covered up a $100,000 payoff to the hackers responsible for the attack. The specific
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:07 | Read:530 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices uber data breach uber breach Uber se

Special Delivery: Don’t Fall for the USPS SMiShing Scam

Special Delivery: Don’t Fall for the USPS SMiShing Scam According to Statista, 3.5 billion people worldwide are forecasted to own a smartphone by the end of 2020. These connected devices allow us to have a wealth of apps and information constantly at our fingertips – empowering us to remain in constant contact with loved ones, make quick purchases, track ou
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:669 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices mobile security SMiShing Scam Delive

How To Spot Tech Support Scams

 When something goes wrong with your computer or devices, it can cause a panic. After all, most of us depend on technology not only to work and connect with others, but also to stay on top of our daily lives. That’s why tech support scams are often successful. They appear to offer help when we need it the most. But falling for these scams can put y
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:464 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybersafety

Ready, Set, Shop: Enjoy Amazon Prime Day Without the Phishing Scams

For many, Amazon Prime Day is an opportunity to score some great deals. For hackers, Amazon’s annual discount shopping campaign is an opportunity to target unsuspecting shoppers with phishing scams. In fact, researchers at McAfee Labs previously uncovered a phishing kit specifically created to steal personal information from Amazon customers in America and J
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:416 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices

Election 2020 – How to Spot Phony Deepfake Videos this Election

Election 2020 – How to Spot Phony Deepfake Videos this Election Maybe you’ve seen videos where Robert Downey Jr. and other cast members of The Avengers follow the yellow brick road after they swap faces with the cast of 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Or how about any of the umpteen videos where the face of actor Nicolas Cage is swapped with, well, everybody, from
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:543 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices deepfakes U.S Election 2020

Trick or Treat: Avoid These Spooky Threats This Halloween

Trick or Treat: Avoid These Spooky Threats This Halloween Spooky season is among us, and ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things hiding in the shadows. Online threats are also lurking in the darkness, preparing to haunt devices and cause some hocus pocus for unsuspecting users. This Halloween season, researchers have found virtual zombies and witches among
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:538 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices malware Phishing anti-virus Hallowee

Election 2020: Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election

  Election 2020: Keep on the Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election As the news and conversations leading up to Election Day intensify, and with early voting already in full swing, the flood of misinformation and outright disinformation online continues—and will undoubtedly continue in the days after as the results are tabulated and announc
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:554 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices fake news U.S. Elections

Thankful for broadband internet, and hopeful for much more  

Thankful for broadband internet, and hopeful for much more    Where would we be without our internet this year?  We’ve shopped, worked, studied and taught, job hunted, and cared for each other online this year in ways we haven’t before—not to mention entertained ourselves plenty too. As so many of us have faced challenges and outright adversity this year, it
Publish At:2021-02-18 21:06 | Read:662 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybersecurity broadband internet

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