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Horrible people do horrible things to get ahead in life. Case in point: scammers are deploying phishing attacks—emails and websites that trick users into giving up sensitive information—designed to take advantage of a humanitarian disaster. To make matters worse, this phishing attack is coupled with a secondary scam—fraudulent fundraising. Earlier this month, a group of […]

Hands up! Law enforcement agencies want you to pay for your crimes—but wait, what crimes did you commit? While your record may be squeaky clean, this malicious Android app sure isn’t and its makers are doing everything they can to extort money from consumers. I’ve discussed mobile apps that attempt to steal money from users […]

For a parent, there’s nothing more heartwarming than seeing your teen slowly emerge from the “me slumber” and begin to genuinely care about giving. And what better time to encourage a giving spirit than the holidays? But there’s a cyber-world lesson that’s critical to teach in tandem with giving, and that is how to click wisely online—especially […]

Worms. Most of us probably think of them as those squirmy invertebrates we dissected as a kid or found on the sidewalk after a storm. You might have used them as bait for fishing (not phishing), to pull a prank or have even eaten them (no judgment). Whether you like worms or not, there’s one […]

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year.  I love the Christmas Concerts, the carols and the ridiculous number of social gatherings.  However whilst most of us are enjoying a good dose of Christmas cheer, there is unfortunately a group of ‘cyber scammers’ plotting to take advantage of many people during the festive season. McAfee […]