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Election 2020: Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election

  Election 2020: Keep on the Lookout for Fake News Before and After the Election As the news and conversations leading up to Election Day intensify, and with early voting already in full swing, the flood of misinformation and outright disinformation online continues—and will undoubtedly continue in the days after ...

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Trick or Treat: Avoid These Spooky Threats This Halloween

Trick or Treat: Avoid These Spooky Threats This Halloween Spooky season is among us, and ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things hiding in the shadows. Online threats are also lurking in the darkness, preparing to haunt devices and cause some hocus pocus for unsuspecting users. This Halloween season, researchers have ...

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Affected by a Data Breach? Here Are Five Security Steps You Should Take

Five Tips to Secure Your Credit Card Data From This Recent Data Breach Users share their personal information with companies for multiple reasons. Whether they’re checking into a hotel room, using a credit card to make a purchase at their favorite food spot, or collecting rewards points at a local ...

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Election 2020 – How to Spot Phony Deepfake Videos this Election

Election 2020 – How to Spot Phony Deepfake Videos this Election Maybe you’ve seen videos where Robert Downey Jr. and other cast members of The Avengers follow the yellow brick road after they swap faces with the cast of 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. Or how about any of the ...

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Ready, Set, Shop: Enjoy Amazon Prime Day Without the Phishing Scams

For many, Amazon Prime Day is an opportunity to score some great deals. For hackers, Amazon’s annual discount shopping campaign is an opportunity to target unsuspecting shoppers with phishing scams. In fact, researchers at McAfee Labs previously uncovered a phishing kit specifically created to steal personal information from Amazon customers in America and Japan just in time for ...

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Special Delivery: Don’t Fall for the USPS SMiShing Scam

Special Delivery: Don’t Fall for the USPS SMiShing Scam According to Statista, 3.5 billion people worldwide are forecasted to own a smartphone by the end of 2020. These connected devices allow us to have a wealth of apps and information constantly at our fingertips – empowering us to remain in ...

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Uber Data Breach and How to Protect Your Info

The Latest on the Uber Data Breach and Protecting Your Info You may have spotted the news last week that U.S. federal prosecutors brought charges against the former chief security officer of Uber. At issue was a breach that occurred in 2016, where prosecutors allege that he covered up a ...

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Ransomware Could Be the New Data Breach: 5 Tips to Stay Secure

Cybercriminals tend to keep with the times, as they often leverage current events as a way to harvest user data or spread malicious content. McAfee COVID-19 Threat Report July 2020 points to a rather significant surge in attacks exploiting the current pandemic with COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware, and ransomware. However, what many users don’t realize is ...

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444k Affected by an Online Exam Breach: Stay Secure While Distance Learning

Students everywhere are adjusting to new forms of education outside of the classroom. In conjunction with distance learning, it’s likely that many students will now be required to take online exams. To ensure that students don’t cheat on their online exams, educators are employing the help of online proctoring tools ...

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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 ...

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