Category: Consumer Threat Notices

Protect Yourself from the Latest Internet Security Threats

Our experts keep you up to date with the latest and most harmful cyberthreats, so you can avoid being victimized. With their insight and advice, you’ll learn ways to keep your devices harm free.

It should come as no surprise to regular readers of my blog that cybercrime can, and often does, cast a wide net. But a recent Microsoft survey has shed some light on just how wide that net is. It turns out that four out of ten personal computer users suffer from a weekly or daily […]

The number of data breaches targeting consumers is on the rise, and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. According to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the number of investigated breaches last year was the highest it had been in ten years—since the annual report’s inception. Malware samples, too, are […]

Have you installed CyanogenMod on your Android device? If yes, you’re likely vulnerable to a newly discovered zero-day threat (an attack that takes advantage of a previously unknown vulnerability). If you have no idea what CyanogenMod is—don’t worry, chances are your device is secure. At the Ruxcon Security Conference in Australia last week, a security researcher presented […]

When thinking about biometric security, one might picture Mission Impossible-like retinal scanning or fingerprint reading technology a la the iPhone 6. But did you know that your voice can be a key to your security as well? Major banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, are employing recorded voice messages to help protect your hard-earned […]

Last week, thousands of Snapchat users had their privacy violated in the same manner as the victims of the now month-old celebgate: they had personal photos and videos shared across the Internet without their consent. Like celebgate, an assumed security protocol was found to either be poorly implemented or nonexistent. Like celebgate, it was found […]