Be honest, do you 100% know each and every one of your Facebook friends? Could any of them be online friends? Friends you haven’t met in the physical world? If that’s the case, they could well be social bots! Social bots (short for robots) not only masquerade as real people online, but they post like real people do, secretly promoting products or viewpoints, all while slowly stealing your private information. Botnets are the latest in social media dangers.
"Con games," "Scam," "Stratagem (deception)," and “Confidence trick” are all terms used to express the attempt to defraud a person after first gaining their confidence. Fraud, in all its forms, has been a very difficult issue to deal with for all countries over the years. And since the internet has become a sort of a big, free and easy to access social network in itself, cybercrooks can easily leverage its perks in order to distribute malicious software and all kinds of scams.
Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time to start baring those legs and shoulders. It’s also time for BullGuard to share with you some spring break safety and security tips. These tips are especially important to take note of if you plan on taking a Spring Break. So here we go:
A recent study showed that out of one billion email messages analyzed in a six-month period, dozens had been subject to "longline" phishing attacks. These attacks were so efficient that over 10% of the recipients were tricked into clicking on malicious content capable of taking complete control of PCs and compromising corporate networks.
We’ve all got that friend on Facebook who shares too much. And maybe you’ve heard of a friend of a friend that got fired for a Facebook post – well it’s true. You can get fired for what you put on your social media profiles.