It's not just fake tech support: call centre cold-callers are operating various kinds of insurance scams, too.
Smartphone dating app Tinder revealed more about its users than they might have wished over a period of several months last year - revealing their location to other app users to an accuracy of around 100 feet, according to The Verge’s report.
The increasing use of QR codes as a way to add interactive elements, apps and websites to display advertising, competitions or print magazines could pose a risk to smartphone users, Australian researchers at Murdoch University have warned
Belkin’s WeMo home automation systems contain multiple vulnerabilities which could allow attackers to remotely control devices attached to a WeMo system - for instance, blacking out lighting in a home, or even starting fires, researchers have claimed.
A roundup of scam information, including a tax scams article, email with a link to malware, a phish, and the worlds laziest 419.
A Microsoft survey of 10,000 consumers found that the worldwide annual cost of identity theft and phishing could be as high as $5 billion - and the cost of repairing damage to people’s reputation online could be even higher.
Less than half of parents use parental controls on internet-enabled devices bought for their children - leaving millions of youngsters potentially exposed to online threats, according to new research.
A small American law firm has admitted that every document on a server at the North Carolina company has fallen prey to the Cryptolocker ransomware, according to a report by local station WSO CTV.
A fake version of Facebook’s 10th anniversary celebration video page, ‘A Look Back’ is spreading via the social network, with users directed instead to another website, where they are prompted to download files.
Missed a phone call? The Better Business Bureau says answering international telephone fraud calls looking like US calls might cost you more than you think.
Managers at White Lodging, a hotel management firm that works with various brands including Hilton, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton and Hyatt, may have known of a major credit card data breach for two weeks before details were made public.
419s are a well-known scam type, but some scams are more obvious than others. And sometimes it's the seller who's cheated not the buyer.
A video purportedly showing a gigantic snake swallowing a zookeeper is the latest viral scam on Facebook - tricking thousands of users into sharing a video which instead takes victims outside Facebook to a scam site.
Banks around the world face a looming deadline to upgrade their ATMS - 95% of machines worldwide run Windows XP, which Microsoft will cease to support on April 8. Just 15% of America's ATMs are expected to upgrade by that point.
At CES 2014, the app was king - and more importantly, the appcessory - fridges, lights, appliances and gadgets built for app control. But with companies unveiling door locks controlled via app, should we applaud - or worry?
Borrowing tricks from cybercriminals can ‘scare’ web users into safe browsing, Cambridge researchers claim
Computer users often feel bombarded by warnings about malware - particularly in internet browsers, which often repeatedly warn about risky sites - but tricks used by cybercriminals can help stop this, a new paper claims.
A survey of 22,762 consumers conducted by the British government found that less than half took the most basic steps to protect themselves online, the government revealed as part of a new campaign aimed at consumers and small businesses.
Pat Garratt: PC gamers will always be easy prey for cyber gangs – but it’s not ALL our fault, says industry veteran
Patrick Garratt is a 15-year veteran of the gaming industry, having been behind the launches of major news sites such as Eurogamer and VG247 - but in the DIY, anything-goes world of PC gaming, even he still falls for a scam or two. Is it REALLY his fault, though?
Is there really anything new to be said about tech support scams? Unfortunately, the FTC tells us there is. Not only because people are still falling prey to this type of fraud, but because the scammers are still finding new approaches to harvesting their victims’ credit card details. Some quite interesting, sophisticated technical tricks are
There are plenty of scams effective enough to rate a warning or three, in the hope of alerting potential victims to the kind of gambit they use. And so, even though much of ESET’s business is focused on the bits and bytes of malicious software, I’ve spent a lot of time writing on WeLiveSecurity and