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What you need to know about distributed guessing attacks

Do you frequently use your Visa credit or debit card for payments when visiting e-commerce stores? You may have to think twice the next time you make transactions through these sites. Researchers at the Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom have recently discovered a new form of attack used by hackers to hack […]

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How Hackers use the Delilah Malware for Blackmail

A new strain of malware is raising the eyebrows of the security community, with long term consequences for any infected users. Known as “Delilah,” the malicious software is said to seed itself into the system of a user, remaining dormant within folders and collecting sensitive data to be used for blackmail later on. The Delilah […]

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Security Bucket Lists To Protect Yourself from Online Fraud

Yes, it’s possible: preventing fraudsters from getting you via online trickery and other stealthy actions. Yes, it’s possible to be thinking one step ahead of cyber criminals. You can take precautions to avoid online fraud from happening to you. Let’s begin with e-mails—the conduit through which so many cyber crimes like ID theft occur. Imagine […]

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How to Avoid the Holiday Shopping Trap – Tips for Safe Online Shopping [Infographic]

The holiday shopping season is here. This year, Adobe predicts that Cyber Monday online spending is expected to break $2.27 billion, which will be an increase of 55% compared to 2012. But shoppers should be careful. Cyber criminals are most active in unleashing malware, viruses, and various scams during the holiday shopping season. Fortunately, the […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to These 7 Types of Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are any attempts by con artists, hackers, or other criminals to gain access to someone’s computer, financial information, or other personal items in order to cause harm. Phishing scams are nothing new, though they have become much more sophisticated as technology has evolved. Phishing scams are also becoming more prevalent, which is why […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Online Dating Fraud

Millions of men and women turn to online dating to find love, meet their perfect matches, or just increase the pool of choices for prospective dates. While there are a number of safeguards that a majority of the more legitimate dating sites have in place to protect their members, there are still risks associated with […]

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