Non-delivery and non-payment scams top the charts in holiday fraud

It’s not just the busiest shopping season. For scammers and fraudsters, it’s easily the busiest scamming season, too.

28 Nov 2023 min read

Bringing passwords to the pie table for unconventional holiday discussions

Are you ready to sit down for mashed potatoes and cringe-worthy dialogue? Neither are we. Get ready for the holidays with our list of conversation starters that will keep your family safer and keep you from sitting through an interrogation.

21 Nov 2023 min read

Stay safe while shopping online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Get ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday with our expert cybersecurity tips. Learn how to shop online safely with trusted websites, secure networks, and VPNs.

20 Nov 2023 min read

Avast researchers detect a September surge in malvertising

Explore the rise of malvertising in September. Learn about the latest tactics in malicious online ads and how to protect yourself.

17 Nov 2023 min read

AI is fueling a surge in TikTok scams

Explore the alarming trend of AI-fueled financial scams on TikTok, where deepfake technology is exploited to mimic celebrities, luring users into cryptocurrency schemes that jeopardize their assets and trust in digital platforms.

15 Nov 2023 min read

Fall back...into some good digital health habits

Reinvent DST Habits: Use “fall back” and “spring forward” moments to not only check smoke detectors and flip mattresses but also strengthen your digital habits by securing passwords, maintaining software, and decluttering your digital files.

14 Nov 2023 min read

Who’s most at risk for scams, hacks, and identity theft? (It’s not who you think)

An ease and familiarity with wide-ranging tech makes younger generations a bigger target for scams and malware.

31 Oct 2023 min read

This holiday, you could be inviting a fraudster to your home

Ever wonder if a loved one you’re sitting next to this year could be a cybercriminal? They’re probably not. But you can still familiarize yourself with the types of fraud that take place within the family, just in case.

30 Oct 2023 min read

You know what? Everyone gets a virus now and then.

We often discuss the proliferation and growing sophistication of scams and the tools scammers use. But here’s a reminder—everyone catches a bug once in a while.

27 Oct 2023 min read

What really happens when you get doxxed

The term doxxed is thrown around a lot online. But do you really know what it means?

11 Oct 2023 min read

Your next online dating match might actually be ChatGPT

Researchers at Avast have uncovered a romance scam that utilizes ChatGPT to increase the believability of their online dating conversations.

4 Oct 2023 min read

Is that how it works? Hacking and scamming in popular TV shows

TV and film depict how hackers and scammers operate to move plots and raise stakes. But is Hollywood delivering stories of real fraud or pure fiction?

29 Sep 2023 min read

RATs, rootkits, and ransomware (oh my!)

Perturbing highlights from the latest Avast Threat Report indicate scammers aren’t just stealing from your computer—they’re working to take it over entirely.

27 Sep 2023 min read
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