Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?

How do vishing scams work, how do they impact businesses and individuals, and how can you protect yourself, your family and your business? We’ve all heard of phishing, the tried-and-tested email scam that spoofs authoritative sources to trick recipients into handing over sensitive information or downloading malware. Well, vishing is its voice call equivalent. It’s … More Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?

Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

Should we expect cybercriminals to ditch the pseudonymous cryptocurrency for other forms of payment that may be better at throwing law enforcement off the scent? Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced it seized around $2.3 million worth of bitcoin (BTC 63.7) collected in the BTC 75 payment for Colonial Pipeline ransomware. Does this mean Bitcoin … More Tracking ransomware cryptocurrency payments: What now for Bitcoin?

5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe

From knock-off designer products to too-good-to-be-true job offers, here are five common schemes fraudsters use to trick teenagers out of their money and sensitive data. Most teenagers, while not as impressionable as small children, can still be subjected to various external influences. If you’re one of them, you probably haven’t experienced the many ups and … More 5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe

Don’t feed the trolls and other tips for avoiding online drama

You may not be able to escape internet trolls, but you have a choice about how you will deal with them – here’s how you can handle trolls without losing your cool. The term “internet troll” is widely associated with an online commenter or discussion participant whose sole aim is to stir up havoc by … More Don’t feed the trolls and other tips for avoiding online drama

Apple fixes macOS zero‑day bug that let malware take secret screenshots

You would do well to update to macOS Big Sur 11.4 post-haste. Apple has rolled out updates to address a bevy of security flaws, including three zero-day vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited in the wild. Two of the loopholes affect tvOS used for the Apple TV 4k and Apple TV HD offerings, whereas the … More Apple fixes macOS zero‑day bug that let malware take secret screenshots