Tag «Malware»

Tech Support Scams [Video]

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Technical support scams – Avoiding Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages. They might call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might also setup websites with persistent pop-ups displaying fake warning messages and a phone number to call and get the “issue” fixed. They might offer to help solve your …

Children Risks Online [Video]

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet: Online Risks and Threats By Natalie Walker Whitlock and Marilyn Martinez With three-fourths of U.S. homes wired for online service and thousands more schools and libraries connected, the majority of children today have access to the Internet. Large numbers of these children who go online are encountering sexual solicitations …

Malware Ransomware [Video]

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Viruses, Spyware, and Malware What is malware? “Malware” is a term for any software that gets installed on your machine and performs unwanted tasks, often for some third party’s benefit. Malware programs can range from being simple annoyances (pop-up advertising) to causing serious computer invasion and damage (e.g., stealing passwords and data or infecting other …

Malvertising [Video]

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Malvertising: Three Things You Need To Know BY Brian O’Kelley Shortly before the winter holidays, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Ernst & Young issued a joint report estimating the annual cost associated with a triad of fraudulent practices: infringed content (also known as piracy), invalid traffic, and “malvertising.” Their findings were arresting: each year, the …

Shopping Online [Video]

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Shopping online Online businesses selling goods and services must: ensure products and services meet Australian safety regulations not mislead you or hide costs and other details from you compete fairly to ensure a variety of choices on quality and price give you automatic guarantees with the right to ask for a repair, replacement, refund, cancellation …

Email Scams Spam [Video]

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Email Scams Spam Email is both an excellent communication tool and also a way that companies can inform you about their latest products and services. However, email is frequently used to deliver unwanted material which is at best, annoying and at worst, malicious – causing considerable harm to your computer and yourself.   These include …

STOP Clicking Links [Video]

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STOP Clicking and Sharing Until You Have Read This or if you prefer “Think Before You Start Clicking” What is Clickbaiting? Alternatively referred to as link bait, clickbait or click bait is a term used to describe a type of hyperlink on a web page that entices a visitor to click to continue reading an article. …

Dating Love Romance Scams [Video]

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I was a victim of an online dating scam By Melanie Hicken In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money. After years of dating frustration, Montana resident Debbie Best thought her luck …

Social Media Threats [Video]

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TOP 9 SOCIAL MEDIA THREATS If 2014 is any indicator, security teams are in for a busy 2015. Attacks are only getting bigger and badder, in terms of scale, volume and method. Enterprises find themselves facing off against brand new attack vectors: most daunting among them — social media. Attackers exploit the virality and trusted …

Business Threats Online [Video]

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Business Threats Online – Assess Your Risk Smaller businesses have become bigger targets for cybercriminals because the bad guys know that they have fewer defense resources than large enterprises. If cybercriminals can breach a small business and steal credentials (banking accounts, email access, etc.) they can use that information to steal money directly, create attacks …