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Consumer Threat Notices

Special Delivery: Criminals Posing as Amazon Are Out to Steal User’s Data

One of the joys of online shopping is instant gratification – your purchases arrive on your doorstep in just a few days! Unfortunately, consumers aren’t the only ones taking advantage of this convenience – hackers are also using it to trick users into handing over money or data. Recently, AARP recounted several scams where ...

Family Safety

How to Keep Remote Learning Pod Students Safe Online 

The upheaval of 2020 has forced us all to reimagine familiar pathways, and parents are no exception. Cautious about sending their kids back into the classroom, families across the country are banding together to form remote “learning pods.” Learning pods are small groups of families with like-aged children that agree ...

Consumer

Smartphone Alternatives for Free-Ranging Kids

Smartphone Alternatives for Free-Ranging Kids A popular topic in our blogs is “when to buy a child a smartphone,” and for good reason. It’s an important conversation, one that calls for plenty of research and reflection as you look to balance the risks and rewards of giving your child a ...

Consumer

Security is a Feeling- With the McAfee #SecureMyLife RT2Win Sweepstakes!

Security is a Feeling-  Share it with the McAfee #SecureMyLife RT2Win Sweepstakes! The word ‘security’ means something unique to everyone. Security is a feeling, an emotion, a sense of belonging and place: It could be the feeling of cuddling as a family in a pillow fort, making sure your house ...

Consumer

Can Macs get Viruses?

Can Macs get viruses? In addition to their ability to work seamlessly with Apple devices, many users prefer Mac computers because of their perceived “inherent” security features. Apple also notifies users of periodic updates to make sure that every generation of Apple product has the most secure software version. And ...

Consumer

Understanding Trojan Viruses and How to Get Rid of Them

Understanding Trojan Viruses and How to Get Rid of Them Basic online scenario—You log onto your computer and notice that something’s just not right, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Something just seems…a bit off. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, or even thinking you are, ...

Consumer

How to Wipe Out a Computer Virus

How to Wipe Out a Computer Virus In this article, you’ll learn some of the signs that you may have a computer virus, and you’ll learn tips for effectively removing them. While some of these malicious programs are little more than a nuisance, many others can effectively steal your most ...

Consumer

Is Your Smart Home Vulnerable to a Hack Attack?

Is Your Smart Home Vulnerable to a Hack Attack? Your smart home device creates a computer network which can function as your incredibly convenient garage door opener, appliance manager, lighting designer, In-House DJ, and even security system supervisor, among many other selected duties. Yet cybersecurity experts frequently caution that this ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Keep Your Data Safe From the Latest Phishing Scam

As users, we’ll do just about anything to ensure that our devices run as efficiently as possible. This includes renewing subscriptions to online services we use daily. However, cybercriminals often take advantage of these tendencies as part of their malicious schemes. We saw this in action this week, as Tech ...

Consumer

Speed or Security? We Say Speed AND Security

“Security software slows down my PC.” We often hear this sentiment when users talk about malware protection. While people recognize the value of computer security, most get frustrated if the software bogs down their device. I mean, I myself become frustrated when I’m trying to crunch numbers and I’m suddenly ...

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