Coronavirus con artists continue to spread infections of their own

The scam machine shows no signs of slowing down, as fraudsters dispense bogus health advice, peddle fake testing kits and issue malware-laced purchase orders. With the COVID-19 pandemic surging outside, people are hunkering down inside their houses. Companies are shifting to remote work and urging their employees to work from home while cities, even whole countries, are … More Coronavirus con artists continue to spread infections of their own

Public health vs. personal privacy: Choose only one?

As the world turns to technology to track and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, could this spell the end of digital privacy rights? Health organizations and governments all over the world are using technology to communicate, track, monitor and predict the spread of COVID-19. In recent years, data has proven to be a valuable resource – … More Public health vs. personal privacy: Choose only one?

Work from home: How to set up a VPN

As the COVID-19 pandemic has many organizations switching employees to remote work, a virtual private network is essential for countering the increased security risks. If you’re newly working from home because of the COVID-19 outbreak, you probably have to learn some new tools and tricks very quickly now. Here we look at virtual private network (VPN) technology. … More Work from home: How to set up a VPN

5 tips for a cybersecure home office experience

If the coronavirus has you working from home for the next few weeks, don’t forget about cybersecurity best practices that can help defend against a cyberattack. Along with the coronavirus upsurge, new “opportunities” have blossomed for cybercriminals in at least two ways. First, the term “coronavirus” is reaching unprecedented levels of search volumes, meaning that malicious … More 5 tips for a cybersecure home office experience

Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears

From malware-laden emails to fake donations, these are some of the most common cons you should watch out for amid the public health crisis. We are currently experiencing an unprecedented global event. The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – now officially a pandemic – has caused apprehension globally, ultimately resulting in lockdowns, travel bans, panic buying, … More Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears

The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do

Does your child dream of becoming a YouTube or Instagram celebrity? The influencer lifestyle is not as picture-perfect as it may seem. The rise of the internet has led to the rise of the social media influencer, altering the aspirations of children around the world. A recent survey of 2,000 parents of 11 to 16-year-olds shows that … More The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do

Flaw in popular VPN service may have exposed customer data

NordVPN praised its bug bounty program and said that a fix had been shipped within two days. NordVPN, one of the most popular virtual private network (VPN) services, has fixed a security flaw that is said to have exposed customers’ email addresses and other information. The security hole was linked to three payment platforms used by NordVPN … More Flaw in popular VPN service may have exposed customer data