Emma McGowan is a privacy and security advocate and managing editor at Gen who tackles online security and privacy from a lifestyle perspective. Previous to joining Avast, she was a freelance writer for a decade, focusing on women’s health, sexuality education, and startups. Her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Mashable, Startups.com, The Daily Dot, Mic, Bustle, Broadly, and Bedsider, among others. When she’s not writing, Emma can be found reading trashy novels, sewing and embroidering, and playing with her tabby cat, Dwight.
By being aware of these common online scams and taking precautions, you can protect yourself and your family from becoming victims this holiday season.
It’s not just the busiest shopping season. For scammers and fraudsters, it’s easily the busiest scamming season, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.