The current global situation is unfortunately the perfect opportunity for scammers to prey on fear, as scams related to the Coronavirus are increasing. Scammers are promising a COVID-19 test kit, treatment or cure – and all for a hefty price tag. Don’t fall for it and do not provide your financial information. Email and phone […]
When shopping online, taking a few extra steps to ensure your information is secure will make your holidays more merry than scary. Consider the following five tips to keep your personal information safe when shopping this holiday season. 1. Shop online using websites you trust. Shopping online is a great way to get your holiday list […]
What is ransomware? Ransomware is an advanced type of malware that infects your computer, gains control of your files and restricts your access until you pay a ransom to have your files restored. Here are five tips to keep you safe from a ransomware attack. 1: Keep your antivirus and firewall up to date! To prevent malicious […]
What is malware? Malware is any malicious software designed specifically to infect and harm the user’s system. A malware attack typically begins by a user: Clicking on an infected pop-up advertisement; Opening an email attachment from an untrusted source; or Unknowingly visiting an infected website. The malware is then downloaded and installed on the user’s computer […]
Why do you need a strong password? Often times, all a hacker needs to gain access to your personal information is a username and password. The best way to keep your online accounts secure is by using strong and unique passwords. Strong passwords are hard to crack, and unique passwords safeguard your accounts should one become […]
If you encounter an on-screen alert, DO NOT click on any of the links or call any of the phone numbers provided on the screen. Depending on the malware powering the scam and your internet browser settings, there are a few common escape routes you can try. 1: Close the browser tab or quit the program […]
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