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Social networking sites are growing in popularity at an exponential rate. They have become a common occurrence in our daily lives — among all generations. For example, Facebook with over 1 billion active users is now the biggest social media website amongst other giants such as Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, Pinterest and the list goes on. While they are a great way to stay in touch with old friends, find new friends, keep family up-to-date, post pictures, and so on; they are also now very popular places for people who have bad intentions.
We may think tax season is a burden. On the other hand, it is actually the prime hunting season for cyber criminals to ply their trade. They are constantly trying to steal implementing phishing scams and fraudulent emails that are often directed to taxpayers and request for personal information, such as a social insurance, credit card, bank account and passport numbers claiming the taxpayer can receive a refund or benefit payment....
Fraudsters are always looking for an opportunity during tax season, they know that a lot of personal and financial information is going to be changing hands. Aside from making sure that your receipts and documents are in order, there are a few other things that you need to make sure to avoid being a victim of identity theft or scams during tax season....
Fraud can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime. Chances are you have received a few fraudulent emails, ambiguous phone calls, encountered fake online ads, questionable posts on social networking sites or maybe someone has come knocking at your door? Avoid becoming a victim! March is International Fraud Prevention Month and is a good time to practice new strategies.
Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.
We have launched a new update within its award-winning Ad-Aware anti-malware software. Ad-Aware version 10.5 offers incremental advancements and is designed to simplify the technicalities of installation in an effort to increase users’ experience while simultaneously safeguarding their internet security from potential malicious threats.
The best way to fight malware is to avoid getting infected in the first place. If the file can’t get downloaded to your device, then there’s no risk it can infect it. Since it is estimated that more than 500,000 new malware programs are created each day (often variations of previous ones), catching fresh malware is often a difficult task....
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Valentine’s Day is typically a day when couples rejoice their everlasting love for each other while single people mock and pretend that it is just another normal day.
Scam artists and cybercriminals are looking to turn romance into profit and are out to trick the love fools and the love skeptics alike, with a range of devilish scams, rip-offs and tricks to get their hands of your personal information. Now that Valentine's Day is fast approaching, they are possibly taking over your computer in the process.
Our friend, Patrick Lambert from InfoSec Institute wrote this very informative article on how to stay safe on Facebook, in response to our previous post, "Social Media: A Staple or A Recipe for Disaster?"....
With around a billion users, Facebook is definitively the most popular social network in the world. It offers all kinds of features, from your own personal wall, to games, messaging, email and more.
Super Bowl is just around the corner! Everyone’s excited to see the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Falcons go head to head with each other and win the prestigious Vince Lombardi trophy. It is important not to let your anticipation lead you into a Super Bowl scam victim. Scammers are also are as excited as you are, only to capitalize on the buzz the wrong way. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for counterfeit memorabilia and phony game tickets.
Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month...
A high-level cyber-espionage campaign has successfully attacked many leading infrastructural websites of the country which included: embassies, oil and gas institutes and nuclear station. Kaspersky Lab's researchers have spent several months analyzing this malware.