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PHISHING SCAMS AND HOW NOT TO GET CAUGHT

Email phishing scams are getting more sophisticated every day, using familiar sender names and other information to lower their targets’ defenses and make them more likely to become victims. It may seem like we’ve seen it all, and then — … Continue reading

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Did You Know – They Are Recording Everything Now

They Even Know Whats In This Post! If you don’t already know, the governments and ISP’s around the world are tightening their grasp and monitoring everything. The Trump administration just revoked the Internet Privacy act so now all the ISP’s … Continue reading

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Five Utilities for Improving your Online Privacy

There are more Hacks, leaks, and breaches that are a constant threats. As security firms patch holes new ones emerge, meaning it’s only a matter of time before your information is leaked on the web through no fault of your … Continue reading

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Outmaneuver Ransomware Threats and Keep Data Safe

Ransomware made a huge splash in 2016. There’s no denying the motivation here: Money—as in virtually untraceable, digital cryptocurrency—has made this segment of the security realm nearly unstoppable. And if it continues to grow as projected, its reach will extend … Continue reading

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Reduce Risk of Exposure to CSRF or XSRF attacks?

Cross site request forgery (CSRF or XSRF) exploits take advantage of websites’ trust in your browser. When you are logged into a website, an attacker can send a request to that site while pretending to be you—even if you’re not … Continue reading

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Your internet history is now for sale !

Everyone, even people who aren’t skilled with computers, knows that browsing the web comes with certain privacy risks. The sites you visit, what you do while you’re there, where you’re physically located, and which internet-connected apps you use are all … Continue reading

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Phishing Campaign that Targets Gmail Users

Security Researchers have Detected a Phishing Campaign that Targets Gmail Users Internet security researchers have detected a new phishing campaign that has recently been targeting Google account users. The highly successful campaign has managed to affect even the most experienced … Continue reading

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Free anti-malware products to protect your PC

Although malware was once predicted to become extinct, it remains a constant threat. Thankfully, countless tools are available to help protect your PC against such security threats—including the popular (and free) anti-malware products on this list. 1: AVG AntiVirus Free … Continue reading

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Phishing gets more dangerous for 2016

In January, Wombat Security Technologies released its 2016 State of the Phish report, detailing the current phishing landscape. The research report found that, while these phishing attacks are growing in sheer number, they are also growing in their complexity based … Continue reading

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Running legacy web apps on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge, Windows 10’s new default web browser, doesn’t support ActiveX, DirectX filters, VML vector graphics, or VBScript. But upgrading to Windows 10 doesn’t mean your organization’s legacy web apps won’t work. To ensure that Windows 10 was compatible with … Continue reading

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