Consumer

Online Scam Awareness: Staying Safer in Uncertain Times

Online Scam Awareness: Staying Safer in Uncertain Times As we adjust to a changed world, bad actors are also changing the tactics they use to take advantage of people. You may have already encountered schemes that leverage fear and anxiety to make you click, buy, or respond to malicious communications. ...

Consumer

Online shopping scams – 7 ways to fight them 

 Be wary of online shopping scams – 7 ways to fight them    While some of us may be quite skilled at finding miscellaneous gadgets and great deals on apparel online, relying on e–commerce platforms for all of our basic household needs is a new challenge. Many of us preferred to shop at brick and mortar retail for certain purchases such as groceries or pharmaceuticals. Now that we’ve ...

Consumer Family Safety

Don’t Let the Grinch Hack Your Christmas!

What’s on your family’s Christmas list this year? Let me guess – technology! Our desire for shiny, fast, connected devices is almost a biological condition this time of year. However, our single-minded desire to get these devices in our hands at all costs, often means we forget about the risks… ...

Consumer Family Safety

STEM – How and Why To Get Your Daughter Involved

In 1990, the buzz around STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) just didn’t exist. When I was doing my HSC, my subjects were all humanities. Lots of English and history broken up with a bit of French. For me, it was a dream. No science and maths – subjects that ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Leading E-Commerce Platform Magento Cracked by Cybercriminals

There’s a modern joy we’re all too familiar with. We’ve all made an online purchase while reclining in pajamas, computer on our lap. Everyone knows the comfort of simply punching credit card numbers into a website for a new item. That’s what we do for Converse shoes, Audi accessories, and ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Another Day, Another PoS Hack. What Makes the Micros Incident Different?

Motivated by money, cybercriminals are always chasing where it goes. That greed has now led them to where transactions are most concentrated: point-of-sales systems. These types of attacks have been prominent in the news lately, with the cases of Wendy’s and Omni Hotels. But today, we have news of criminals ...

McAfee Labs

Blockchain Transactions Create Risks for Financial Services

This post was written by Raj Samani and Christiaan Beek of McAfee , and Shane D. Shook, PhD. Trust is the most valuable commodity in the digital age. Failure to trust the systems or organizations in which we place our digital assets leads us to look at alternate providers, or ...

Family Safety

How to Report an Online Scam

For many online consumers, money (or the power of it) hovers quietly and invisibly over an online shopping cart only to be set free with a single click. That reality extends to our kids who have become eager consumers in the age of Pay Pal, Amazon, confirmation numbers, and free ...

Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Should You Use Near-Field Communications?

Have you ever wondered what kind of superpower you’d have? I’ve always wanted to send messages and ideas with my mind to others. My dream can sort of come true with near-field communications (NFC). You’ve might not have heard of NFC, but if you have a smartphone, there’s a good ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Scrooge’s 12 Scams of the Holidays

They’re baaaack! Actually, they never left—Scrooge’s little trolls work hard all year, scheming and scamming to steal holiday presents—or at least valuable information—from good girls and  boys. From the North Pole to the South Pole, they target every one of us through phishing, SMiShing (text phishing), shipping and gift card ...

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