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 Threat Notices

Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams With These Security Tips

Phishing is one of the oldest cyberthreats in the book, and yet still one of the most effective. As people across the globe find themselves taking to the internet more than ever before, criminals see this as an opportunity to release phishing attacks on unsuspecting users. In fact, Security Boulevard found a 600% rise in phishing ...

Consumer Threat Notices

How to Stay Protected From Malware While Online at Home

Our everyday lives are not what they used to be three months ago. Many users have made the transition from working in an office to working from home and students have adopted distance learning. But while the world focuses on one virus sweeping the globe, criminals see an opportunity to spread other types of viruses ...

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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 Threat Notices

Ransomware Attacks: Cybercriminals Pinpointing Healthcare Organizations

No One is Invisible to Ransomware Attacks: Cybercriminals Pinpointing Healthcare Organizations   In this challenging time, cybercriminals have their eyes on consumers and institutions alike. Malicious groups have increased their targeting of hospitals and healthcare entities to take advantage of deepening resource strain. Many of these groups are using ransomware attacks to compromise hospital systems, locking up patient ...

Family Safety

Internet Safety for Kids: A Refresher for Homebound Families

Editor’s Note: This is part II of our internet safety for kids series. Part I focuses on younger children and can be read here. Parents have always been concerned about keeping their kids safe online — especially their tweens and teens. That conversation is even more critical with parents and ...

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¿Cómo atacan los teléfonos los hackers y cómo puedo evitarlo?

La amenaza de que los hackers se hagan con el control de nuestros teléfonos se ha convertido en un miedo compartido y fundamentado. La cruda realidad es que ahora cualquier teléfono puede sufrir un ataque. Siempre que los nuevos conocimientos nos permiten desarrollar tecnologías móviles, los hackers se las ingenian ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Scams Facing Consumers in the New Digital WFH Landscape

With many people having their normal day to day life turned upside down, scammers are capitalizing on consumers’ newfound lifestyles to make a financial gain or wreak havoc on users’ devices. Let’s take a look at the most recent threats that have emerged as a result of the pandemic.   Fraudulent Relief Checks On Wednesday March 25, the Senate passed a relief bill that contains a substantial increase in unemployment benefits ...

Family Safety

Is WhatsApp Safe for Kids? Here’s What Parents Need to Know

We may be talking about the TikTok app in our public circles, but there’s another app — just as widely used — that kids are hoping parents’ won’t ask too many questions about. That’s because they can use the messaging app WhatsApp to talk privately with friends, exchange content and ...

Family Safety

TikTok Challenge, Hoop App, and Other Headlines You May Have Missed

Digital news that affects families seems to be dominating the headlines these days. To keep parents in the know, here are some of the stories you may want to give extra family discussion time to this week. Skull Breaker Challenge Proving Unfunny  Apps — video apps especially — can help ...

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