Ransomware: 5 dos and don'ts
Guest Post By Kevin Haley, director, Symantec Security Response I despise all forms of bullying.Perhaps the one I hate most of all is where the bully takes a personal item, snatching it from you,...Read More
The risks of public Wi-Fi
Did you know there could be threats lurking in the background on public Wi-Fi while you balance your bank account and sip a latte at your favorite cafe?Read More
Data breaches aren’t going anywhere--what you need to know
It may seem like stories of massive data breaches are popping up in the news on a weekly basis these days. Unfortunately, this is not surprising.Read More
10 Internet safety rules to help keep your family safe online
Children today can access more information than any generation before. Because of the Internet they now have a wealth of information that can enrich their lives in new and wondrous ways. But the...Read More
How to protect against phishing scamsRead More
Phishing is an online con game, and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists. In a typical phishing scam, phishers send out emails, which appear to come from a legitimate company, in an attempt to scam users into providing private information that will be used for identity theft.
The smarter home: How to create a smart homeRead More
One of the key security concerns with smart homes is ensuring that devices are not vulnerable to hacking and cyber attack. Let’s take a look at how-to create a smart home while following cybersecurity best practices.
What to do when a device is lost or stolenRead More
Realizing your mobile device has been stolen is a sickening feeling, and often one that elicits panic. As challenging...
Catch spyware before it snags youRead More
Have you ever clicked on an intriguing ad or link while surfing the Web and had a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly send you to a slew of unsavory sites?
The most common threats children face onlineRead More
Children are among the most active Internet users, and are unfortunately subject to a number of threats. If you allow your children to spend considerable time surfing the web, its important to know...
What are cookies?Read More
Mention “cookies,” and most people expect a treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t what’s on the dessert menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects.
What is a VPN? And why you should use a VPN on public Wi-FiRead More
Surfing the Web or transacting on an unsecured Wi-Fi network means you’re placing your private information and anonymity at risk.
What to do if you become involved in a data breachRead More
Cybercriminals are attracted to stealing data that they can make money from, such as credit and debit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates, full names and addresses. They can commit identity theft with Social Security numbers, sell credit and debit card numbers to other cybercriminals or bleed bank accounts dry using bank account information.
Learn how to spot and avoid falling for online scams. Read all about the types of scams that cybercriminals use to steal information and commit identity theft.
With the right information at your fingertips, you can make better decisions for your child’s cyber safety. Read articles about online security for your family.