Hearthstone cheats and tools spiked with malware

Hearthstone cheats and tools spiked with malware

Researchers at Symantec are warning Hearthstone players about a number of add-on tools and cheat scripts. While some of the tools are designed to help players, Symantec discovered that a majority do little more than compromise a...

02/09/16

VTech data breach should serve as a warning for parents

VTech data breach should serve as a warning for parents

Over the weekend, as families gathered for Thanksgiving and shoppers prepared for Black Friday, Hong Kong-based toy maker VTech confirmed that their Learning Lodge app store database had been compromised.

11/30/15

Consumer Alert: Debit card fraud at Walmart discovered in 16 states

Consumer Alert: Debit card fraud at Walmart discovered in 16 states

Consumers are being warned about an uptick in the number of fraudulent purchases being made at Walmart, which in some cases has resulted in their financial institution moving to deny debit card transactions unless a PIN is used. The...

10/12/15

Call recording on: Listen as an IRS scammer threatens us with arrest if money isn't paid

Call recording on: Listen as an IRS scammer threatens us with arrest if money isn't paid

This story starts with an automated call. One that if answered, plays a poorly recorded message informing you it's "the final notice" from the IRS. The recording goes on to state that the IRS is planning a lawsuit against you, and if...

09/16/15

How to detect credit card theft in the early moments

How to detect credit card theft in the early moments

A single email helped prevent thousands in fraudulent credit card transactions. This isn't a special trick, it's a service most financial institutions offer, but it's only useful if you enable it.

09/14/15

Mozilla blocks Flash on Firefox due to Hacking Team exploits

Mozilla blocks Flash on Firefox due to Hacking Team exploits

Mozilla disabled Flash Player within Firefox on Tuesday, adding all versions of the software – including the most recent release – to the browser's blocklist.

07/14/15

LastPass compromise: Here's what you need to know and what you can do

LastPass compromise: Here's what you need to know and what you can do

On Monday, LastPass informed customers about an attack that took place on Friday, which compromised password data. However, before you panic, here's what you need to know and what you can do to stay safe.

06/15/15

Red Bull scam will give your bank account wings

Red Bull scam will give your bank account wings

A scam email making the rounds offers to pay you to drive a Red Bull-decal adorned car. Sounds too good to be true? That's because it is

05/28/15

Lost in the clouds: Your private data has been indexed by Google

Lost in the clouds: Your private data has been indexed by Google

Each day millions of people across the globe create backups of their files. These backups are supposed to offer a measure of assurance that their files are safe and easily recovered if needed. But that's not entirely true.

04/06/15

Twitch resets account passwords after hack

Twitch resets account passwords after hack

Users of the popular game streaming service Twitch were told they'd have to reset their stream keys and reset their passwords on Monday, after the San Francisco-based startup reported unauthorized access on some accounts.

03/23/15

Call recording on: Listen to an actual Microsoft support scam as it happened

Call recording on: Listen to an actual Microsoft support scam as it happened

The scam starts with a call that warns of problems, and immediately offers to connect you with a Microsoft support staffer. Their goal is to remotely control your system and install malware and rogue anti-Virus software.

03/06/15

Is it possible to determine if your Internet connection has been hijacked?

Is it possible to determine if your Internet connection has been hijacked?

This post will describe the difference between HTTP and HTTPS connections, as well as what it means to you as you're browsing the Web. After that, we're going to talk about things that can impact HTTPS (e.g. Man-in-the-Middle...

03/02/15

FAQ: How to find and remove Superfish from your Lenovo laptop

FAQ: How to find and remove Superfish from your Lenovo laptop

Lenovo has shipped consumer PCs with software designed to offer a visual shopping experience, but in reality it's adware that breaks HTTPS online – leaving customers vulnerable to attack and information theft. Here’s how to determine...

02/19/15

Scammers using obituary notices to acquire new victims

Scammers using obituary notices to acquire new victims

It's a low, ruthless way to make a living, but criminals rarely have a conscience to speak of, if at all. Still, it takes a special type of person to target those already suffering form the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one; but...

02/17/15

Warning: Anthem data breach used as lure in Phishing campaigns

Warning: Anthem data breach used as lure in Phishing campaigns

Hours after the nation's second largest health insurer announced that they've suffered a data breach that could impact millions of people; criminals started sending Phishing emails related to the incident, seeking personal...

02/06/15

Malware uses video and tags to infect 100,000 people on Facebook

Malware uses video and tags to infect 100,000 people on Facebook

Facebook - the world's most active social media website, boasting some 1.4 billion registered users, is no stranger to viral attacks that spread quickly. Over the weekend, researchers started noticing an uptick in tag spam that was...

01/30/15

Deconstructing an IRS Phishing scam

Deconstructing an IRS Phishing scam

Taxes. Avoiding them is illegal, and paying them is painful. Criminals know the type of stress the IRS can cause a taxpayer. They also know that most will immediately pay attention to something from the IRS. Perhaps not out of fear,...

01/26/15

Are terrorists trying to spam you?

Are terrorists trying to spam you?

Over the weekend, news reports and blog posts about mathematician Michael Wertheimer, started to cause quite a stir. Wertheimer, who published a paper recently in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, is said to have...

01/19/15

Happy New Year and welcome to XSS

CSO has launched a new blog geared towards consumers

01/15/15

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