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Malware

What are malicious websites?
Most people don't know that you don’t have to intentionally download a malicious attachment to compromise your computer’s security.
August 07, 2018·3 min read
Webcam hacking
You might have heard that hackers can access your webcam. In the age of the Internet of Things, that’s a pretty scary notion.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Virus FAQ
Are you a Norton customer who is facing a problem with malware? Use this page to get answers to frequently asked questions. My computer has a virus. How did this happen? Thousands of new viruses…
August 08, 2018·3 min read
OS X malware
Online threats to Macs have increased lately. The most recent one to make news, called “Crisis”, targets Mac users. Your risk of infection is probably very low, but here are some basic facts: “Crisis” is a Trojan that…
August 08, 2018·2 min read

Online Scams

Avoiding ransomware scams on social media
Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
5 tips to protect yourself from online travel booking scams
Thanks to the Internet, booking travel online is simple. But as your ideas of a spring break or summer vacation take shape, remember to be cautious when making reservations online.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Protect yourself from mobile scams
With copycat apps growing on official app stores, it’s harder than ever to know whether an app you’re downloading is genuine.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Social engineering scams on social media
Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
August 08, 2018·3 min read

Emerging Threats

What is an info-stealing ad library?
When it comes to free apps, there still may be a price, although it doesn’t always cost the user. There are other ways applications can earn revenue, such as running advertisements within the app itself.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Fight off malicious Pokemon GO apps with the help of Norton Mobile Security
Overnight sensation Pokémon GO! has continued to explode over a week after its New Zealand, Australia, and the US on Wed July 6. July 13th the game was released in Germany and the following day for the UK.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Yahoo announces data breach affecting 500 million users
If you have a Yahoo account, you need to change your password now. If you reuse that password on any other online accounts, you should change that too.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Bank credential stealing Android malware is on the rise
Cyber criminals are finding new ways to steal your money through your Android device. Lately, the use of Android malware that steals your banking credentials, with names such as Acecard or GMbot, is on the rise.
August 08, 2018·4 min read

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