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  Gamers are one of the largest communities on the internet. YouTube’s most subscribed channel caters to players, 100 million of them watch gameplay streaming on Twitch.tv every month, and Pokémon Go has just conquered the world. But this robust online presence has also sparked interest from another group: cybercriminals. Recently, the computer game Minecraft […]

Living in a wired world means we get breaking news streaming in the palm of our hands 24/7 whether we (or our kids) ask for it or not. The recent global tragedies in Orlando, Dallas, and France sent shock waves and tears through the Internet and into our homes. Eye-witness accounts and graphic footage of the violence […]

Ransomware has seen a huge increase over the past couple of years.  According to our June Quarterly Threats Report, there was a 113% increase in ransomware over the past year.  However, the real indicator for me has been an increase in questions about ransomware I get from people once they find out I work for […]

I’ve had a number of questions come in lately via email, social media and even in the waiting room at my doctor’s office about the notifications people have been getting from Google about some “new features for your Google Account.” A lot of people will most likely default to the “click ok” response.  You know […]

A number of serious vulnerabilities have been recently reported  impacting OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS.  These vulnerabilities appear to be similar to StageFright in that an attacker can execute malicious code without any user interaction whatsoever. I don’t even have to click anything? The vulnerability involves a bug in the way TIFF files are handled.  […]