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Malware

Webcam hacking
You might have heard that hackers can access your webcam. In the age of the Internet of Things, that’s a pretty scary notion.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
What are malicious websites?
Most people don't know that you don’t have to intentionally download a malicious attachment to compromise your computer’s security.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Virus FAQ
Are you a Norton customer who is facing a problem with malware? Use this page to get answers to frequently asked questions. My computer has a virus. How did this happen? Thousands of new viruses…
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Spyware: What it is and how to protect yourself
Spyware is a type of malware that infiltrates your device and covertly gathers intel about you. Learn about spyware removal tips in this guide.
Published July 20, 2023 ·3 min read

Online Scams

Social engineering scams on social media
Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to spot online scareware scams
Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually-evolving techniques to worm their way into the computers (and wallets) of unsuspecting victims around the globe.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to recognize and avoid tech support scams
A tech support scam is a form of Internet fraud that is currently gaining momentum on the Internet. The scam implements social engineering and fear tactics in order to get the victim to take the bait.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Avoiding ransomware scams on social media
Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read

Emerging Threats

What is an info-stealing ad library?
When it comes to free apps, there still may be a price, although it doesn’t always cost the user. There are other ways applications can earn revenue, such as running advertisements within the app itself.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Fight off malicious Pokemon GO apps with the help of Norton Mobile Security
Overnight sensation Pokémon GO! has continued to explode over a week after its New Zealand, Australia, and the US on Wed July 6. July 13th the game was released in Germany and the following day for the UK.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Yahoo announces data breach affecting 500 million users
If you have a Yahoo account, you need to change your password now. If you reuse that password on any other online accounts, you should change that too.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Norton email scams: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
In a Norton email scam, scammers impersonate Norton through fake emails designed to trick consumers and steal their money and personal information. These answers to your FAQs can help.
Published April 28, 2022 ·3 min read

How To

What to do if you become involved in a data breach
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.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Catch spyware before it snags you
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?
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
How to protect your new tech
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, and a time when many receive new gadgets. If youre the type that regularly receives smartwatches, wearable tech, and other gadgets as gifts,...
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
How to find hidden cameras: 10 detection methods
Be it a holiday rental or self-catering accommodation, you may wonder about hidden cameras. Follow this guide to learn how to find hidden cameras.
Published December 21, 2022 ·4 min read

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