Tag: computer security

Been reading up on Apple’s newly unveiled iPhone 5? So have scammers. For months leading up to the announcement, scammers have already been finding ways to cash in on iPhone 5 buzz — through phishing emails promising sneak peeks if you...

In light of recent news that a Yahoo! service was hacked and some 400,000 usernames and passwords for Yahoo! and other companies were stolen, OnGuardOnline.gov offers the following tips: If you used your Yahoo! login ID or password for other...

A series of recent malware attacks have targeted Macs, infecting hundreds of thousands of computers. U.S. CERT recommends that Mac users review the security updates issued by Apple to address these new threats.New variations of the malware are...

If you run a small business, you may rely on technology to expand your reach and stay competitive, even if you don’t have a full-time IT staff. OnGuardOnline.gov wants you to have the information you need to protect your data, your networks,...

Did you get a new computer for the holidays? Wondering what to do with your old one?Since computers often hold personal and financial information, the most important thing you can do is ensure that its hard drive doesn’t become a...

With the holiday season in full swing, the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign reminds travelers to be vigilant with their electronic devices. While many people rely on these devices for travel arrangements,...

Yesterday, the FCC launched its Small Biz Cyber Planner, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. The online tool is available at fcc.gov/cyberplanner. The Small Biz Cyber Planner walks users through a...

Lots of OnGuardOnline.gov visitors appreciate our practical, plain language tips for securing computers, avoiding fraud, and being smart online. But what about the tech savvy users – IT professionals, cybersecurity specialists, and other super...

Scammers, hackers, and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information – and your money. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information...

Imagine: You’re happily browsing the internet one day when a host of urgent pop-ups tells you that malicious software has been discovered on your computer. These messages urge you to download software right away to fix the problem. If you pay...

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