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Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users

Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users To live our digital lives to the fullest, we rely on a variety of technologies to support our online activities. And while some apps and devices are meant to make certain tasks more convenient or provide ...

Consumer

Let’s Commit To Protect Our Privacy This Year

Let’s Commit To Protect Our Privacy This Year How our new identity & privacy app can help By this point in the year you may have already broken some of your New Year’s resolutions, but here’s one to keep: better protecting your online privacy. After all, we are likely to continue to spend more time online in 2021, whether ...

Consumer

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund Here’s how to lock down your data this tax season Tax season is always a high time for scams that put our money and information at risk. But this year securing your data may be more important than ever, due to a ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers

Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers  It’s tax time in the United States, and even if you’re pretty sure you did everything right, you’re worried. Did I file correctly? Did I claim the right deductions? Will I get audited? Unfortunately, tax season brings out scammers eager to take advantage ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Elders

How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Elders Elder scams cost seniors in the U.S. some $3 billion annually. And tax season adds a healthy sum to that appalling figure. What makes seniors such a prime target for tax scams? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) states ...

Consumer

Supporting the Women Most Affected by the Pandemic

Supporting the Women Hit Hardest by the Pandemic Only 57% of women in the U.S. are working or looking for work right now—the lowest rate since 1988. That telling data point is just one of several that illustrate a stark contrast in these stark times: of the millions who’ve seen ...

Family Safety

6 Steps to Help Your Family Restore Digital Balance in Stressful Times

6 Steps to Help Your Family Restore Digital Balance in Stressful Times Editor’s Note: This is part II in a series on helping families protect their mental and digital health in times of chronic stress. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or treatment. Over ...

Family Safety

How 2020 Has Shaped The Way We Live Our Lives

How 2020 Has Shaped The Way We Live Our Lives I’ve had such a busy morning! I’ve hunted down my favourite foundation, bought a puzzle mat, stocked up on special dog food for our naughty new puppy, ordered the groceries, made a few appointments and chatted with several friends. And ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Millions Affected by Malware Attributed to Android Barcode-Scanning App 

We’ve all come to a realization that we don’t go anywhere without our phone. It’s a utility that helps us navigate our daily lives: directions, schedules, shopping, discounts, banking, and so on. And as our reliance on our smartphone continues to grow, it’s no wonder that hackers have taken notice. ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Hang Up on Hackers: Protect Yourself from Mobile App Video Conferencing Vulnerabilities

Hang Up on Hackers: Protect Yourself from Mobile App Video Conferencing Vulnerabilities Whether they’re attending regular work meetings or catching up with extended family across the globe, many people leverage video conferencing to better connect with others – a process that will likely continue as our world only becomes more digital. But ...

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