- August 27th, 2012
- No Comments
Email scams are a huge threat, and scammers continue to take advantage of online users. In 2011, roughly 82 percent of all email traffic was spam. It is estimated that scam and phishing messages make up 19 percent of spam, meaning it is essential to be able to spot-and-avoid-email scams. Use this guide to help you dodge the bait.
Continue Reading… Anatomy of an Email Scam
- May 2nd, 2012
- 9 Comments
The Internet has proven to be a powerful and useful tool for billions of people worldwide. However, in the same way that you shouldn’t leave your house unlocked, you shouldn’t venture online without taking some basic precautions. Where do you start? Learn more about online threats and ways to protect yourself.
Continue reading…Online Threats 101
- November 3rd, 2011
- 1 Comment
Smart computer users know about the importance of security software. These are the programs that prevent hackers from stealing your information and protect against viruses corrupting your computer. But did you know that some of the programs advertised as security software are actually fakes that don’t protect, and in some cases, actually infect your computer with the very malware they purport to defend against? Rogue security software (also called scareware) is a serious problem threatening computer users today. Here, we take a look at what it is and how to protect yourself.
Continue reading… The Dangers of Rogue Security Software