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Protecting your personal data online

Your personally identifiable information is online for anyone to see, but here’s how you can get it under control

8 May 2019 min read

Robocall scams driving you crazy? Here's how to fight back

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Hounded by weird robocalls? Learn how to respond to calls from scammers with our list of the latest tips and tools.

7 May 2019 min read

World Password Day 2019 – Is your password strong enough?

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On May 2, celebrate World Password Day by leveling up the strength and complexity of these most critical of security measures — your passwords.

1 May 2019 min read

Romance and confidence fraud: Cybercrime’s $363 million secret

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FBI expert tells the Avast Blog about fraud related to social media and dating sites, the second-costliest type of cybercrime

29 April 2019 min read

Time to give Mom “the talk” (about cybersecurity)

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This Mother’s Day, tell Mom the truth… staying safe online isn’t so hard after all!

28 April 2019 min read

Are budget-tracking apps safe?

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An app that helps manage your finances could be useful, but is your data secure?

17 April 2019 min read

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Tech support scams: Tips to protect yourself

perex__ Learn how to spot, avoid, and protect yourself from the worst tech support scams.

Learn how to spot, avoid, and protect yourself from the worst tech support scams.

9 April 2019 min read

Routers: a vulnerable opening to your home and personal data

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If hackers get to your router, they can access all the connected devices in your home. Here’s what you need to know.

26 March 2019 min read

The Menacing 7: Today’s worst social media scams

perex__ Learn to recognize and avoid the most common malicious schemes terrorizing newsfeeds everywhere.

Learn to recognize and avoid the most common malicious schemes terrorizing newsfeeds everywhere.

24 March 2019 min read

Watch out for these “Brexit” scams

perex__ Phishers and other scammers are using Brexit as bait — don’t get caught in their net.

Phishers and other scammers are using Brexit as bait — don’t get caught in their net.

20 March 2019 min read

Banish fake news: think before you share

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How to identify fake news and prevent it from spreading.

19 March 2019 min read

It’s tax season! How scammers try to fool you

perex__ Phishing tricks to be wary of, and 7 tips to protect yourself from scams when filing taxes.

Phishing tricks to be wary of, and 7 tips to protect yourself from scams when filing taxes.

16 March 2019 min read