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What is spyware? 5 ways to protect your computer from being infected

Spyware is a type of malware that secretly monitors you, steals sensitive information from your PC, and sends it to third parties without your knowledge. Some spyware might track your behaviour online while others can record passwords or even log your keystrokes. You can avoid spyware by following common safe […]
What is spyware? 5 ways to protect your computer from being infected
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Google blocked an average of 18 million daily malicious coronavirus messages to Gmail users in the past week as hackers try to capitalise on fear and less secure remote-work setups

Google blocked 18 million daily malicious coronavirus-themed emails sent to Gmail users in the past week alone, the company said in a blog post Thursday. In addition to malware and phishing emails, Google said, it blocked more than 240 million spam messages related to COVID-19. Google said hackers were trying […]
Google blocked an average of 18 million daily malicious coronavirus messages to Gmail users in the past week as hackers try to capitalise on fear and less secure remote-work setups
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Facebook just filed a lawsuit against a software engineer who it says was helping scammers dodge its ad-review system and post ads related to coronavirus, cryptocurrency and diet pills

Facebook announced that it filed a lawsuit against the founder of a company called LeadCloak on Thursday, alleging that it was helping coronavirus scammers run deceptive ads on Facebook and Instagram by selling “cloaking” software to them. Cloaking fools ad-review systems by showing a website displaying a product that would […]
Facebook just filed a lawsuit against a software engineer who it says was helping scammers dodge its ad-review system and post ads related to coronavirus, cryptocurrency and diet pills
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A fake coronavirus tracking app is actually ransomware that threatens to leak social media accounts and delete a phone’s storage unless a victim pays $100 in bitcoin

The concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak are being exploited by hackers taking advantage of people’s thirst for information. An Android app called “COVID19 Tracker” is just one example of ransomware that masks itself as a real-time coronavirus map tracker, according to researchers. If a user grants the app access to […]
A fake coronavirus tracking app is actually ransomware that threatens to leak social media accounts and delete a phone’s storage unless a victim pays $100 in bitcoin