July 16, 2015 | BY
It’s been 15 years since the infamous ILOVEYOU (Love Letter) email virus, but despite the warnings, billions of dollars in damages, and countless attacks attributed to email, users have yet to learn the dangers of downloading unsolicited attachments.
July 14, 2015 | BY
We have explained our recent changes to our PUP classification, where we have decided to include Registry Cleaners and Driver Updaters behaving aggressively. We see some pretty lame excuses from software manufacturers when they apply for reconsideration.
June 30, 2015 | BY
Having built a successful money printing machine, based on registry scanner snake oil, how do you diversify? Driver Updaters!
June 23, 2015 | BY
Like we did with PUPs, we are now aggressively going after registry cleaners, optimizers, defragmenters.
June 5, 2015 | BY
We looked into trolling and how trolls have evolved these past few years, rising above mischief to doing it for a living and a cause. Despite this unsettling change, the appropriate response to trolls stands: do not feed them.
February 2, 2015 | BY
Spam emails claiming to be a Google Chrome update cripple users’ PCs with a nasty piece of ransomware known as Critroni.
June 10, 2014 | BY
Other than malware and phishing campaigns, bots (or in this case, socialbots) are another reason why Twitter users shouldn’t let their guard down.
March 19, 2014 | BY
The latest Twitter spamrun asks users to “verify your account”.
February 21, 2014 | BY
The latest Twitter spam run that asks you to verify your account.
February 3, 2014 | BY
Careful who you follow. Esurance contest brings offers a chance to win as well as a chance to be scammed.
August 3, 2013 | BY
Pinterest has gained a lot of momentum and become one of the highest referral traffic sites for retailers. As such, it is not a big surprise that it is a popular choice for scammers and malware authors.
July 3, 2013 | BY
Whether you’re new to surfing the Internet or an old hand, we all know the importance of keeping our systems and software updated to avoid becoming a victim of exploits, malware and other cyber threats. Exploits in particular is one area that are being targeted heavily by criminals and privacy invaders with more and more popups and/or warning screens that hit our web browsers.
June 11, 2013 | BY
Scammers use psychological manipulation to defraud their victims. Learn how to better protect yourself and avoid scams — even ones you’ve never heard of.