Modern mobile devices don't suffer the same vulnerabilities as PCs, and those selling antivirus software for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry OS shouldn't be trusted.
Security firm McAfee is warning consumers to beware of 'scareware' programs that appear to be antivirus software but are actually scams that can steal data and infect your computer.
The company's latest Security Intelligence Report shows a rise in the use of rogue security software and attacks targeting PDF, Word, and other common file formats.
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Lawsuits allege companies duped consumers into downloading fake scanning software and paying for software they don't need to fix computer problems they don't have.
Using Internet access terminals at an airport might put you at risk of losing personal information.
Digital criminals are expanding their social-networking nefariousness beyond Facebook and Twitter to try to trick users into downloading malicious payloads.
A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.
Cybercriminals are leveraging Haiti and Chile earthquakes and other recent news events to poison Internet searches, according to McAfee.
The new thing in scareware are defragger scams that falsely claim a computer needs disk errors fixed, experts say.