Category: Consumer Threat Notices
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.
Recently, a group of researchers at the University of Liverpool successfully tested a new virus with a terrifying potential. It doesn’t spread by the usual means, but this new infection has all the markings of a communally spread illness. The virus, dubbed “Chameleon,” infects Wi-Fi networks in densely populated areas and spreads “as efficiently as […]
Before we begin: please take a minute to update all of your iOS devices to the latest iOS version, iOS 7.0.6. Do that now. It takes five minutes. I’ll wait. Done? Good. Here’s why you needed that update: Apple’s iOS and OSX operating systems, the software that makes your iPhone an iPhone and your Mac […]
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. That’s the credo of pretty much any market out there, regardless of its legality. The FBI shut down one notoriously shady market, The Silk Road—an online outlet where users could purchase drugs, firearms, stolen credit cards, and more—in October 2013. Less than one month later, the site re-launched […]
This week was a big one for the security world, as researchers unmasked one of the most sophisticated advanced threats to date. Careto or “the mask” in Spanish, is unique for both its complexity and longevity. It appears to have gone undetected for seven years, compromising the data of 380 government agencies and businesses across […]
Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that lets users send and receive photos that disappear after being viewed, has come under its fair share of fire recently. In January, the company was criticized for ignoring a security flaw that allowed 4.6 million user names and phone numbers to be leaked to the public. This month, another security […]