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Unsubscribe email scam: How to protect yourself

Aren’t spam emails the worst? Sometimes they are just an annoyance, but other times they pose a real risk by infecting your device with a virus or stealing personal data. So, if an unwanted email lands in your inbox and you see an “unsubscribe” button, why not click on it? more
246 people found this article helpful.

What to do if you click on a phishing link

“Oh, no – I accidently clicked a phishing link! Does that mean I’ve been hacked? Does my phone have a virus now!?” If you’ve ever been tricked into opening a fraudulent link in a phishing email, a text message from a strange number, or a sketchy website, you’ve probably experienced this moment of alarm. more
349 people found this article helpful.

Understanding pharming: Protecting yourself from online fraud

Online scams can take many forms, but the aim is often the same: harvesting personal data, login credentials, and account information to commit identity theft. And pharming is no different. Learn to recognize the signs of online fraud so you can protect yourself. more
479 people found this article helpful.

The “Hi Mom!” phishing scam: How to recognize and avoid it

Have you ever received a call for help or a strange text message claiming from your son or daughter? But strangely, you don't recognize the number? Be careful: the “Hi Mom” scam shows no sign of stopping in 2024. more
211 people found this article helpful.

Are security questions secure? Not really – here’s why

When was the last time someone asked you the middle name of your oldest sibling? Probably not something that comes up in casual conversation – which made it a good option to use as a security question for a bank or online account. But you may have noticed that you have not had to provide such seemingly random information recently. more
194 people found this article helpful.

Spear phishing: Understanding email attacks

Phishing scams – where you receive fraudulent messages pretending to be from a trusted sender designed to trick you into revealing personal data – have unfortunately become widespread and the criminals behind them have refined their techniques. more
297 people found this article helpful.

Black Friday: Festival for AI-generated spam and phishing

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the weeks leading up to them are peak season for bargain hunters. Criminals are particularly active when numerous online shops are already advertising special offers. more
182 people found this article helpful.

What is typosquatting? Types and examples

Fraudulent websites are a common example of a cybersecurity risk. Cybercriminals mimic the sites of trusted businesses to phish for visitors’ personal data or spread malware. One tool in their arsenal is typosquatting, where they buy domain names that are intentional misspellings of popular websites. more
202 people found this article helpful.

Email spam: Why do I get spam messages & how do I get rid of them?

Spam is one of the things people like least about email. Sometimes it is annoying but harmless – like  bulk advertising. Much worse are the spam emails that try to trick you into scams or contain computer viruses. Luckily, today’s spam blockers keep a large share of such messages from reaching your inbox. You can also help keep yourself safe by learning to identify the most common types of spam and using your spam folder effectively.

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495 people found this article helpful.

What is quishing? QR code phishing explained

Have you received a strange email asking you to scan a QR code to unlock a great deal? Beware – instead of an amazing special offer, you may be getting scammed. QR code phishing attacks, known as “quishing,” are on the rise as cybercriminals look for new ways to steal your data or infect your device with malware. more
207 people found this article helpful.

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