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Android malware is a serious problem that can cause you all kinds of trouble if you’re not paying attention to what you install on your device. Even apps that come from the Google Play store can sometimes contain malware, and researchers have discovered new tools that would allow ha...
You, too, could become a troll. Not a mythological creature that hides under bridges, but one of those annoying people who post disruptive messages in internet discussion groups – "trolling" for attention—and off-topic posters who throw out racist, sexist or politically controversial rants. The...
Find out how to stay away from rip-offs and fake games on iOS and Android. With the rise of the "fake news" scare in 2016, it's worth noting that consumers of all kinds should be wary of the content that they consume. In particular with mobile gaming, it is quite possible for apps and games to...
It’s a dangerous world out there for your teens. These apps may help you keep track of it. The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have the kind of relationship with them in which they tell you — truthfully. But for those whose relationships are a bit strained, well, there’s an app...
Doomsday predictions intrigue us, but we should be wary of taking them at face value. After all, the world hasn't ended yet, Y2K did not kill our computers, and the internet survived Kim Kardashian's nudes.  Still, a single tweet by Miroslav Stampar, a cybersecurity expert working for...
Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty The Google Play app store holds about 250 Android apps that provide access to virtual private network (VPN) services. The bad news? Many of these VPN apps could actually be sabotaging your security and privacy. A recent study by U.S. and Australian rese...
As the global infosec community continues to fight back against the threat of new attacks, the cybercriminals behind the WannaCry ransomware attacks are still at it, attempting to reap as much profits as possible. Security experts have detected new ransom demands made by the WannaCry hackers. Some e...
Using the internet on your Android phone isn't as secure or private as you might hope. Fortunately, you can protect your mobile communications with a secure virtual private network (or VPN) app. What Is a VPN? Taking out your tablet or using your phone to access the free Wi-Fi at the local coffee sh...
A wave of attacks hit computer systems in in nearly 100 countries on May 12, 2017, in a global onslaught that impacted Britain's health service, Russia's interior ministry and French carmaker Renault, along with many other organizations around the world. (Damien Meyer / AFP/Getty Images) Author...
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I JUST GOOGLED “alarm dust,” “alibi sweatshirt,” and “sleuth intelligence.” Then I shopped for industrial dehydrators, scanned a Pinterest page for concrete decks, and read something about nuclear war. The thing is, I’m not in the market for a new dehydrator. Concrete decks aren...
WannaCry, the latest extortionate malware to seize hard drives from Beijing to Boise, may seem like the product of the Mr. Robot writer’s room. But as viruses go, ransomware is actually an antique. The first ransomware virus was unleashed in 1989 — pre-dating the Internet and email as we know i...
It’s amazing what you can learn by analyzing the strategies that are working for your competitors. Best of all, you can incorporate what you learn and put your own spin on it when creating your own campaigns. What are some ways you can find and leverage this valuable information? Read on! Knowledg...
You’ve already read about the big data breaches at the DNC, retail stores, and even tech companies. Yet most people brush it off as if this is just a script for an episode of Mr. Robot or Black Mirror. The scary part is that it’s not. Someone on the Internet is stealing your identity right ...
WHATSAPP users are being targeted by cybercriminals, who have unearthed a new way to pilfer your online bank account details. This is everything you need to know about the new hack, and how to avoid the scam. WhatsApp users should be careful to avoid a new scam that attempts to steal your bank accou...
Is there a troll’s voice inside all of us at one time or another? In today’s online climate, we are witnessing friends unfollowing or actually unfriending each other, while people are boldly insulting each other with their offensive opinions, thoughts and comments. Research from Stanford and Co...
Clueful promises to identify "misdemeanant apps on your iPhone."  There has recently been a lot of concern into the way in which our iOS apps access our personal data, and then what they do with it once it has been collected. Since the whole Path debacle in particular, users seem...
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Weeks after Netflix was held to ransom by hackers over the unreleased season five of Orange Is The New Black, cyber thieves have struck again, this time targeting film giant Disney. Speaking to ABC employees at a town-hall meeting on 15 May in New York, CEO Bob Iger announced that hackers had infilt...
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Adylkuzz is believed to have infected more computers than WannaCry, using the same vulnerabilities (AFP Photo/Damien MEYER)Paris (AFP) - Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP ...
Is your system safe from WannaCry ransomware attack? Head over to find out how you can safeguard your Windows PC/Mac from this ransomware attack and avoid falling prey to it. WannaCry Ransomware Attack has been making international headlines across the world recently. Specifically targeting Mic...
Where does the energy, the drive or perhaps the motivation come from? “Just don’t look at the comments” - a phrase too familiar to everyone who is online with an opinion. We say that to save our friends from the internet's dark side- the one that reeks of venomously upbrought entitlements we r...
Depending on the source, the Internet either is—or isn’t—largely about porn. In the hilarious Broadway musical, Avenue Q, an R-rated send-up of Sesame Street, one of the puppet characters strikes it rich in online porn and leads the cast in the show’s most rollicking song, “The Internet I...
Apple has just released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, following around a month and a half of beta testing that began shortly after iOS 10.3 came out. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any devices that run iOS 10: the iPhone 5 and newer, the fourth-generat...
Lisa Swan @lisa_swan Mobile phone bills are seemingly more consumer-friendly and easier to understand these days, what with unlimited data deals becoming more prevalent, as well as the demise of traditional two-year contracts. Unfortunately, it's like looking at an Impressionist painting. It appears...
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Ever wonder what your friends, neighbors, and co-workers are searching for online when no one else is around? Well, a new book has all those answers, plus more. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a former data scientist at Google. He spent that last four years going through thousands and thousand...
Paladion’s John Daniele, at his firm’s cybersecurity monitoring centre in Oakville, Ont., says Canadian companies tend to lag their U.S. counterparts in spending on data security.(J.P. Moczulski/The Globe and Mail) That message from an Eastern European stranger who would like to make your acqua...

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