Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

No one likes dealing with passwords, but the reality is we need some form of identification and authentication to protect our digital reputation and information as well as to facilitate customized online experiences. As we celebrate World Password Day 2016, it is time to make passwords both strong and easy to use. At some point, someone […]

Mystery shopping can be exhilarating. It’s almost like the life of a spy, as you send secret details back to an elusive source, while they pay for every luxury. But it’s not all glamorous. While many mystery shopping gigs are indeed legitimate, participants can sometimes become victims of double-crossing, targeted by criminals seeking to rob […]

It’s just too easy. To purchase anything, from anyone, at any time online, that is. And, when things are easy, a false sense of comfort sets in and that can spell disaster for anyone not paying close attention to their money. No one is more prone to financial calamity than kids growing up today in […]

Rightly or wrongly, being part of the ‘it’ crowd at school is what every tween and teen yearns for. Being part of a group makes kids feel safe and protected during a time where they could be feeling very vulnerable. Quite often kids will do whatever it takes (much to their parents’ horror) to secure […]

McAfee Labs recently found a variant of the W97M macro malware downloader that runs the Vawtrak malware. Although W97M usually employs Microsoft Office documents to run malicious Visual Basic scripts that download and run malware, this instance of W97M contains an embedded executable that is dropped onto the file system using a malicious macro. W97M […]