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Chrome Browser Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Take Remote Control of Your Device and Network

In order to be infected by most malware, you have to download a malicious file and open it. Downloading the bad file is simply not enough to cause you problems. But what if there was a file that downloaded and … Continue reading

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A Simple Guide for Protecting Yourself from Ransomware

If you think the last ransomware attack was the end of the story, you’re wrong. If you think only enterprises are targeted by ransomware, you’re wrong. And if you think you have an operating system that is safe from ransomware, … Continue reading

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Android Banking Trojans Now Found in Trusted Apps on Google Play

  If you use a banking app on an Android device, you need to be especially careful of a new type of attack that is causing concern in the cybersecurity community. The concern comes from the fact that this banking … Continue reading

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Beware of the Rise of Scam Sellers on Amazon

If you’re like most people, when you heard, back in August, 2016, that 200 million Yahoo users had been hacked, you probably shrugged it off. Maybe you had no Yahoo account, or you had one, but never used it. Maybe … Continue reading

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China May Be Behind North Korean Missile Failures

At first glance, this may seem to be a counter-intuitive viewpoint. After all, China is one of North Korea’s only two friends in the world. The other, Iran, is too geographically separated to give more than psychological support. But things … Continue reading

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The Growth of Parallel Universes in the Trump Russian-Connection Debate: A Cybersecurity Perspective

If you watch your news on CNN, the headline story will inevitably swirl around the purported connection between the Trump administration and the Russian government. It doesn’t matter what the story is, eventually, it will spin in this direction. If, on … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Last Minute IRS Scams that will Target You Even After You’ve Filed

Every once in a while, you should look in your spam folder. For whatever reason, I sometimes find valid, non-spam emails there. Most of the spam is obvious. Amazon keeps wanting to give me free gift certificates, Russian women are … Continue reading

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