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Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats Today at 2020 and Beyond

Cybercrime has witnessed tremendous growth in the past decade. This is particularly the case with the increasing popularity of the Internet and its usage across the world’s remote places. According to statistics revealed by cybersecurity ventures, the amount of money lost to cybercriminals is expected to hit $6 trillion marks in 2021, which is a 50% increase in the amount lost in 2015. There are also threats and fears among cybersecurity firms that cybercriminals have increased their use of sophisticated technologies to bypass security checks. The increase of daring attacks from cybercriminals on small and medium businesses as well as …

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Common Data Recovery Scams and Proven Ways to Avoid Them

As the world becomes more reliant on technology, scammers have wormed their way into IT services and support. Technology has made life a lot easier. Billions of people, industries, and governments rely on tech for almost everything these days – from computers to IoT devices to medical equipment. When there’s an unexpected power interruption or internet service disruption, countless people can’t seem to work or entertain themselves. Life grinds to a halt when technology stops working, and many feel helpless that they can’t check their email, post on social media, or play their favorite video game. Scammers take advantage of people’s …

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Cybersecurity Threats: COVID-19 Scams You Need to Avoid

We’re living in strange times. The current pandemic and uncertainty about the future has us all stressed and concerned about our personal health and safety. On top of that, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) scams and misinformation abound. You knew it was coming, especially with so many relief checks expected by individuals and businesses, and so many others in need. There’s no reason to compound our already shaky hold on security by leaving ourselves vulnerable to the inevitable opportunists who are waiting to misinform and fleece the unwary. The Threats We Face as We Hunker Down in Isolation Some scams are …

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Top Online Scams of 2019! How they Work, and How to Be Safe?

The proliferation of the Internet and digital devices has increased access to information. Unfortunately, the internet and advances in digital technology have also given a platform to scammers. Reports from various analysts like the Food and Drug Administration indicate that these online scams are getting more sophisticated by the day. Here are some examples of the most popular fraud online scams and how to prevent getting scammed. Supplements Fraud The FDA has issued letters to consumers warning them of health fraud schemes. FDA defines fraudulent as to any product that is marketed as being an effective cure, without verified scientific …

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Microsoft Product Key Scam – A New Form of Software Piracy

Microsoft is taking hard actions against the illegal sale of individual product keys for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. In a press release, Microsoft has pointed out the distribution of false license keys and gives some tips on how to detect fake software: With the blocking of over 50,000 product keys, Microsoft fights against a new form of software piracy. The 25-character code necessary to activate Windows or Office were sold as real licenses. In reality, however, the product keys usually belong to time-limited licenses for trial versions or OEM licenses and have been illegally distributed. In addition, Microsoft has …

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7 Ways to the Rescue When Your Online Account Gets Hacked

Having your account hacked can be troublesome for both you and your friends, we often tend to panic in these kinds of situations and because of that, we are unable to see the obvious solutions to our problem. So if your account got hacked, relax and follow these tips calmly and patiently to get it back. I’m well aware that time is of the highest importance in these kinds of situations, but if your rush things out you might make things worse than they already are at this moment, I’ll explain what this means in a second. How to know …

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5 Internet Scams People Generally Fall For – Make Sure You are Not the One!

The Internet offers a wider variety of stuff for each of us! Quite equally, though, there are certain internet scams and threats to stay away from. If you become a victim, you may end up losing your data, privacy, and money. Last time we checked, not many people knew about these Internet scams. How can you stay away from threats if you don’t know what they look like? And, making things worse, there are times when your carelessness goes beyond the notifying powers of antivirus programs. So, we thought of writing an article about the 5 common internet scams people …

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Tech Support Scams Still Work and Evolve

When advising on the ways to treat suspicious cold calls from individuals impersonating technical support, law enforcement agencies and computer security experts used to recommend users to simply hang up. This tactic, however, doesn’t quite fit into the framework of a recent trend that scammers exercise to rip off gullible people. As opposed to the previously dominating intimidation methodology, some of the newer frauds focus on making potential victims think the perpetrators are there to help. Impostor tech support agents now seem polite, responsive, highly professional and not too obtrusive. The main idea is to evoke empathy and convince people …

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