Consumer Threat Notices

Android App Malware

We’ve all come to a realization that we don’t go anywhere without our phone. It’s a utility that helps us navigate our daily lives: directions, schedules, shopping, discounts, banking, and so on. And as our reliance on our smartphone continues to grow, it’s no wonder that hackers have taken notice. This time, it’s another case […]

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Mobile Conferencing Apps Carry Risks

Hang Up on Hackers: Protect Yourself from Mobile App Video Conferencing Vulnerabilities Whether they’re attending regular work meetings or catching up with extended family across the globe, many people leverage video conferencing to better connect with others – a process that will likely continue as our world only becomes more digital. But as the rapid adoption of video […]

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credit card breach

Affected by a Data Breach? Here Are Security Steps You Should Take We share personal information with companies for multiple reasons: to pay for takeout at our favorite restaurant, to check into a hotel, or to collect rewards at the local coffee shop.  While using a credit card is convenient, it actually gives away more […]

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data breach

ShinyHunters Exposes Over 125 Million Online Credentials   Meet ShinyHunters, a hacker who recently leaked 10 new databases this past month from companies including: • Pixlr.com • Bonobos.com • Wognai.com • Tesspring.com • Tunedglobal.com • Buyucoin.com • Wappalyzer.com • Chqbook.com • Rooter.io • MeetMindful.com But this isn’t the first time they’ve made headlines. It all started […]

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Digital You

New Year, New Digital You: Consumer Security Findings from McAfee’s Latest Report  2020 was a year unlike any other. We transitioned from the corporate office to the home office, participated in distance learning, and figured out how to communicate with one another from afar. We sought out new forms of entertainment by streaming countless movies and TV […]

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Ransomware Alert

Ransomware and DDoS is on the Rise: Tips for Distance Learning in 2021 The holidays have come and gone, and students returned to the virtual classroom. But according to the FBI, cyberattacks are likely to disrupt online learning in the new year. As of December 2020, the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and […]

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Top Cyber Security Threats to Look Out for in 2021 2020 was unexpectedly  defined by a global pandemic. Throughout the year, we have all had to figure out how to best live our lives online – from working from home to distance learning to digitally connecting with loved ones.  As 2020 comes to a close, we […]

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Malware

Adrozek Malware is Wreaking Havoc on Web Browsers: How to Stay Protected Every few weeks, there seems to be breaking news about large-scale data breaches that affect millions – but what about the lesser-known threats that lurk quietly in the shadows? Oftentimes, these are the scams that could wreak havoc on our day-to-day digital lives. […]

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holiday phishing scams

Top Phishing Lures to Look Out for This Holiday Season And just like that, the holidays are here! That means it’s time to grab your devices and credit cards for some online holiday shopping. But while you plan to share the merry and shop for gifts, criminals are preparing some not-so-festive tricks of their own. According […]

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tracking apps

70,000 Phishing Emails Sent Impersonating the IRS: How to Stay Protected  You wake up, log in to your Outlook, and find an email waiting in your inbox from [email protected] Much to your confusion, the email claims that you have an outstanding account balance that you must pay immediately, or you will face legal charges.   As it […]

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smart gifts

Cyber Monday is Coming – 10 Tips to Protect You and Your Family from Online Shopping Scams You’re not the only one looking forward to the big holiday sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hackers are too. As people flock to retailers big and small in search of the best deals online, hackers have […]

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How to Prevent Keyboard Snooping Attacks on Video Calls Video conferencing has really taken off this year. With more people working and learning from home than ever before, video calling has rapidly become the mainstream method for remote communication, allowing users to stay connected. But very few may realize that they might be giving away […]

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Using broadband internet

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’s difficult to imagine what this year […]

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U.S. Elections

  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 […]

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Halloween scams

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 […]

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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 […]

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credit card breach

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 Japan just in time for last year’s Amazon Prime Day.  […]

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 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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Cybercriminals tend to keep with the times, as they often leverage current events as a way to harvest user data or spread malicious content. McAfee COVID-19 Threat Report July 2020 points to a rather significant surge in attacks exploiting the current pandemic with COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware, and ransomware. However, what many users don’t realize is that ransomware attacks are a […]

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