Etiquetas: malware

You wouldn’t leave your house keys in the door, would you? Of course not — most people keep their homes and cars locked and secured at all times. If not, someone could get in and steal your belongings and personal information.So why...

Let’s be honest: I spend more time playing games on my smart phone than talking on it. Our phones have become our family photo albums, personal gaming systems, calendars, encyclopedias, navigators, and instant messengers. If you can think of...

Thanks to emails and calls from people who sensed something wasn’t right, we’ve heard that an FTC imposter scam we’ve written about before is back. The email tells you there’s a complaint against your business, and wants...

Your email’s been hacked — what do you do? brightcove.createExperiences();Your computer’s been hijacked by malware — how do you get it back? brightcove.createExperiences();If you’re not sure where to start...

The email says it’s a court notice from the Bureau of Defaulters Agency-FTC with your arrest warrant record attached. It says you’ve ignored their efforts to contact you, so now your Social Security number is on hold by the federal...

We love technology. So it’s disturbing when it’s used to threaten or harass people – especially domestic violence and stalking victims.  With computers and mobile phones, abusers have more tools for stalking. They can...

What’s worse than losing all the photos and important files on your computer? Knowing you could have prevented it. Maybe you just got a new computer over the holidays, or you’re seeing how long your old one will last. Either way, commit...

“Your computer is damaged ... we’ll help you fix it.” It’s the latest twist on tech support scams: Scammers sell software online that claims to increase your computer’s performance. They lure you to their websites with...

It’s Pizza Hut’s 55th anniversary, the email says, and you can join in the celebration by getting a free pizza at any of its restaurants. Just click on the “Get Free Pizza Coupon” button.Don’t do it. There’s no...

Love breezing through tollbooths with your E-Z Pass? A new scam is taking advantage of that.  Here’s how it works: You get an email that appears to be from E-Z Pass. It has the E-Z Pass logo, and says you owe money for driving...

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