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The Latest Online Scams to Avoid in June

By | Jun 6, 2018 at 6:04 am

Another month, another round of security threats and online scams. In the past week alone, it was reported that 500,000 routers worldwide are host to Russian-origin malware. The internet security news cycle means you’re never far from breaking news of another data breach or security…

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Russian Hackers Infect 500k Routers with Malware

By | May 30, 2018 at 4:49 am

Hackers, believed to be supported by the Russian government, have infected 500,000 wireless routers worldwide with malware, security experts claim. The attack has been traced back to a group alleged to have interfered with the recent U.S. elections.   The malware, known as “VPNFilter”…

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Yes, Your Boss Is Allowed to Read Your Private Emails

By | May 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

If you’re in the middle of writing a scathing email about your company to one of your work buddies, you might want to reconsider. Not only because there’s no place for negativity in the workplace, but also because there’s a good chance your boss…

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Kaspersky, Huawei, and the Geopolitics of Tech Companies

By | May 18, 2018 at 7:02 am

The Russian cybersecurity software company Kaspersky Labs is opening a core data center in Switzerland in a move intended to restore customer trust. Why the image rehabilitation? In a word: Russia. Kaspersky’s home country has turned it into a geopolitical persona non grata in…

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Getting a Call From Your Own Number? It’s a Phone Scam

By | May 10, 2018 at 8:58 am

Have you just received a phone call that appears to be from your own number? If so, it’s likely a spoofed call that a scammer has set up in order to get you to answer their phone scam. I can personally attest to this…

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What Is the Deep Web and How Can You Access It?

By | May 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

The Deep Web describes the hidden parts of the internet that can’t be found using search engines such as Google. There’s a vast amount of data on the Deep Web, including some perfectly everyday stuff, such as the contents of your own webmail inbox….

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The Online Scams of the Month: Minecraft, WhatsApp, and a Canadian Pharmacy

By | May 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Online scams have become as much a part of the internet as cat videos and social media arguments. From ridiculous claims by “Nigerian princes” to extremely convincing fake login pages, cyber criminals have evolved their methods. Awareness of the latest scam threats is your…

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Read Before You Agree: How to Understand Online Terms of Service

By | May 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The security of the internet is finally getting its moment in the spotlight, with online giants being scrutinized as never before. And with data breaches, online hacks, and everyone’s favorite social media giant run amok, it’s about time. However, while internet users are finally…

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Meltdown and Spectre Fixes May Not Cause Catastrophic Slowdown After All

By | Mar 28, 2018 at 11:04 am

Processors. They’re not exciting, they’re not sexy, but the moment they stop running properly, you’ll sure know about it. That’s why the reveal this January that every computer, tablet and smartphone on the planet (yes, yours too) was affected by the Meltdown and Spectre…

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How to Make Sure Your Password Is Actually Protecting You

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Your personal information is a valuable commodity on the digital market, and passwords remain the first line of defense against malware, phishing scams, and data hacks. Unfortunately, years of misconceptions about password strength have left users unsure how best to create a secure login….

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The 5 Latest Scam Emails You Should Avoid

By | Mar 20, 2018 at 8:43 am

Scam emails have come a long way from requests for money from far-flung lonely hearts, or investment opportunities from dubious overseas princes. These days, email scammers are cannier than ever at imitating legitimate brands to trick victims. With 26 percent of U.S. adults saying they are…

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5 Apps Doing a Terrible Job of Protecting Your Privacy

By | Mar 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether it’s surfing the web or changing your clothes, everyone deserves a little privacy. Unfortunately, one of the biggest downfalls of our widely-connected, technology-obsessed society is that keeping your personal information to yourself is pretty much impossible. Whether its 20-page privacy policies or pre-ticked…

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8 Popular QA Testing Tools for Every Security Testing Company

By | Mar 13, 2018 at 6:05 am

QA and Security Testing trends do not have an alpha stage, they keep on expanding new solutions to the cyber world in the form of terrific QA Testing Tools and test management software. The world of cyber disaster is calling the security testing services…

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Ethereum Smart Pyramids Taking the World by Storm

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 6:53 am

The cryptocurrency ecosystem is heterogeneous to the bone. It is a complex fusion of benign, questionably safe and clearly malicious use cases. Cryptojacking campaigns, ICO exit scams, and Ponzi schemes have seen a rapid spike over the past few years, causing enormous losses to…