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.

In nearly every science fiction movie made, there is at least one character that is part machine and part man. They are the cyborgs. Luke Skywalker has a mechanical hand; Robocop is, well, Robocop; and Geordi LaForge of Star Trek had a wearable visor that helps him see. They’re all reliant on technology to help […]

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our online profiles get hijacked. For a top executive at a major social media company, that time was Tuesday, when he lost control of his personal Twitter account. It wasn’t a hacker that stole the executive’s account, however—it was a spambot. Spambots are automated programs that send spam messages. And […]

Driverless technology, beyond making commutes shorter and more productive, could provide new levels of freedom for seniors and disabled people. It could also reinvent transportation, making cars safer and accident-adverse. But driverless cars can only achieve this potential if they’re secure. This brings us to a recent report published by Senator Edward J. Markey about […]

“Cause the players gonna play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate / Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake / Shake it off. Shake it off” — Taylor Swift When your personal social media accounts are hacked and compromised, there’s little you can do but shake it off. And on Tuesday, […]

American football is a game of politics first, athleticism second. Hence the discussion over the alleged deflate-gate scandal—a debate over the pound-per-square-inch of footballs used in a recent game—and not the scoreboard. But football, like politics, naturally attracts scandals, and scammers. Major sporting events breed scams, thefts and other nefarious activities, and the Super Bowl […]