Magnifying glass over browser revealing the URL is a "scam"
The latest ploy cybercrooks are using to spread ransomware and other types of computer malware to provide them with remote access to PCs and Macs or to steal log-in credentials: After buying domain names with a missing or misplaced letter in website addresses belonging to well-known companies, they simply wait for you to make a typo.
Older woman job hunting online
En español | Job websites are often used to pitch work that doesn’t work out. Posing as legitimate employers, scammers post ads for nonexistent positions — and usually include at least one of the typical tip-offs to a job scam.
You know the drill: You visit a website — to price sneakers, view kitchen countertops, whatever — and when you continue to surf the Internet, you’re stalked by advertisements for Nikes and granite.
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Hundreds of health applications these days can track our weight, steps, caloric intake, blood pressure - and even our friends' workouts at the gym. And those diagnosed with an ailment can go online to get answers to health questions or share their stories with others suffering from the same illness.
With the discovery of a major flaw in one of the Internet's primary encryption methods, it's time to immediately change your passwords - and then keep your fingers crossed.
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Among the most common holiday shopping cons is cybersquatting, when scammers steal or slightly alter the name or website address of a well-known company to engage in rip-offs including identity theft, credit card fraud and sale of counterfeit goods.
Americans rate Congress below most scourges, polls regularly show. But does the public actually know what Congress is doing?
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