Many internet users have accounts spread far and wide across the web. Online accounts for your social media apps, email provider, and bank accounts are practically a given these days, but what about all those other accounts?
Internet hoaxes can take on a life of their own, circulating over social media until it’s hard to tell fact from fiction. Sometimes the rumor is born out of a genuine, innocent effort to protect the public, and other times there’s a retailer with an ulterior motive.
No matter what web browser you use—Safari, Chrome, Mozilla, Opera, or any of the other choices out there—your personal data may be at risk due to a handy feature that’s actually supposed to save you time and keep your information accurate.
The world of social media has changed the definition of the word “friend.”
If you’ve been around social media, you’ve probably come across a few fake accounts. These spoofed accounts can be anything from someone who’s using a made up name and image, all the way to scammers who create fake celebrity accounts. The fake account might even be masquerading as someone you know, which explains why you might get a friend request from someone you think you’re already connected to.
It’s an easy enough question, but one for which the answer is very complex and multi-faceted: why can’t we catch cybercriminals? With all of the technology at our disposal, why is it still so hard to find the people perpetrating the hacking, data breaches, fraud, and scams?
Ransomware is pretty nasty stuff, and its victims have included everyone from a lone computer user to a large-scale major medical center. As the name implies, your computer or network becomes infected with a virus that basically locks up the entire thing. A popup window associated with the virus appears and gives you the instructions for removing the virus, namely, to pay the ransom.