Beyond the baguettes—12 Paris scams and tourist traps

Paris is the place to be, hosting events like Vogue World and Tour de France. Unfortunately, where there’s a lot of people, there are plenty of scammers.

16 Jul 2024 min read

What is online grooming and how can I protect my kids?

Online grooming is a serious issue that can affect any child with internet access. Understanding how it works and how to prevent it is crucial for keeping your kids safe.

11 Jul 2024 min read

How do you protect children from online predators?

Platforms on which strangers can make contact can potentially be used for online grooming of children, especially if the platform is one that parents don't understand themselves

11 Jul 2024 min read

You’re telling me that ad was fake? Malvertising is sneakier than ever

The quality of malicious ads has improved immensely, making it harder for users to distinguish between what’s real or fake.

3 Jul 2024 min read

A college student’s guide to help avoid dating app scams

Want to meet that special someone offline? Here's how to tell if you should go for it or if it’s a scam.

20 Jun 2024 min read

Can TSA search your phone? Know your digital rights at the airport

TSA can make you take off your shoes, but can they search your phone? The answer might surprise you.

12 Jun 2024 min read

The hidden pitfalls of travel apps

Let’s take a deep dive into app permissions and privacy this summer.

6 Jun 2024 min read

Marketing vs. reality—What we can learn from the Ashley Madison hack

The new Netflix documentary “Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal” took us behind the scenes of one of the most infamous data breaches in history.

5 Jun 2024 min read

Is imitation a form of flattery? Scarlett Johansson doesn’t think so

As AI has been growing its capabilities at a breakneck pace, ethics and security take center stage.

30 May 2024 min read

YouTube, the backdrop of a scammer’s play

The video sharing platform has become a trendy scene for cyberattackers as of late.

20 May 2024 min read

Scammers are getting creative using malvertising, deepfakes, and YouTube

Check out our Avast Q1/2024 Threat Report to see how social engineering scams have surged a whopping 61% on mobile and 23% on desktop.

14 May 2024 min read

8 questions to ask yourself before sending that sexy photo

Sending sexy photos can be really fun, but it does come with increased risk of literal exposure.

14 May 2024 min read

What is MFA bombing? Apple users were targeted using this phishing technique

Some Apple users have reported phishing attacks using the password reset feature.

29 Apr 2024 min read
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