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Ransomware and DDoS is on the Rise: Tips for Distance Learning in 2021

Ransomware and DDoS is on the Rise: Tips for Distance Learning in 2021 The holidays have come and gone, and students returned to the virtual classroom. But according to the FBI, cyberattacks are likely to disrupt online learning in the new year. As of December 2020, the FBI, Cybersecurity and ...

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Top Security Threats to Look Out for in 2021

Top Cyber Security Threats to Look Out for in 2021 2020 was unexpectedly  defined by a global pandemic. Throughout the year, we have all had to figure out how to best live our lives online – from working from home to distance learning to digitally connecting with loved ones.  As 2020 ...

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Adrozek Malware is Wreaking Havoc on Web Browsers: How to Stay Protected

Adrozek Malware is Wreaking Havoc on Web Browsers: How to Stay Protected Every few weeks, there seems to be breaking news about large-scale data breaches that affect millions – but what about the lesser-known threats that lurk quietly in the shadows? Oftentimes, these are the scams that could wreak havoc ...

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Top Phishing Lures to Look Out for This Holiday Season

Top Phishing Lures to Look Out for This Holiday Season And just like that, the holidays are here! That means it’s time to grab your devices and credit cards for some online holiday shopping. But while you plan to share the merry and shop for gifts, criminals are preparing some not-so-festive ...

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70,000 Phishing Emails Sent Impersonating the IRS: How to Stay Protected

70,000 Phishing Emails Sent Impersonating the IRS: How to Stay Protected  You wake up, log in to your Outlook, and find an email waiting in your inbox from support@irs.gov. Much to your confusion, the email claims that you have an outstanding account balance that you must pay immediately, or you will ...

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Cyber Monday is Coming – 10 Tips to Protect You From Online Shopping Scams

Cyber Monday is Coming – 10 Tips to Protect You and Your Family from Online Shopping Scams You’re not the only one looking forward to the big holiday sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hackers are too. As people flock to retailers big and small in search of the ...

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How to Prevent Keyboard Snooping Attacks on Video Calls

How to Prevent Keyboard Snooping Attacks on Video Calls Video conferencing has really taken off this year. With more people working and learning from home than ever before, video calling has rapidly become the mainstream method for remote communication, allowing users to stay connected. But very few may realize that ...

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Thankful for broadband internet, and hopeful for much more  

Thankful for broadband internet, and hopeful for much more    Where would we be without our internet this year?  We’ve shopped, worked, studied and taught, job hunted, and cared for each other online this year in ways we haven’t before—not to mention entertained ourselves plenty too. As so many of us have faced challenges and outright adversity this year, it’s difficult ...

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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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