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Everything You Need to Know About Phishing

If you received a phishing email, would you be able to recognize it before it’s too late? Phishing is a crime in which identity thieves attempt to elicit sensitive, personal information from you by masquerading as a trustworthy source in electronic communication. For instance, an identity thief might pose as a friend, your bank, or […]

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How to Recognize a Phishing Scam

So someone comes up to you in a restaurant—a complete stranger—and asks to look at your driver’s license. What do you do? Show it to that person? You’d have to be one loony tune to do that. However, this same blindness to security occurs all the time when a person is tricked by a “phishing” […]

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Follow these 6 Tips to Protect Your Business from Spear Phishing Attacks

Spear phishing is a growing problem, with half of all IT professionals reporting that their organization has been targeted by such a specialized attack. In more than a third of these cases, login credentials were compromised and corporate IT systems accessed. Could your business recover from such an attack? Read on to discover six key […]

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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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Hotspot Shield is the featured app on ABC News “App of the Week”!

ABC News featured Hotspot Shield VPN as the “App of the Week“! In the article, ABC News covers the most important features of Hotspot Shield VPN such as malware protection and data compression. Afterall, the number of mobile users is growing and more mobile malware is expected to increase rapidly over the year. It is […]

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Filing taxes and your online security

  Ahead of the April 15 deadline for filing US income tax returns, security companies and the US Internal Revenue Service are working at full speed to alert consumers about threats from phishing schemes, tax-themed malware sites, and identity theft tax fraud. With nearly 100 million Americans filing their taxes electronically each year, cybercriminals have […]

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