According to the results of a study performed by researchers from the University at Buffalo, “information-rich” emails that alter the recipients’ cognitive processes are mostly to blame for the success of phishing scams.
For most people, a ransomware infection is not a huge tragedy: they pay the bogus fine (or not), and ultimately get their computer back either because the criminals unlock it or because they clean up the machine themselves.
RiskIQ found that more than 40,000 of the 350,000 apps which reference banking in the world’s top 90 app stores contain malware or suspicious binaries.
Computer security experts often advise to users to download games, apps, documents, software and software updates directly from the original source (the manufacturer) or from reputable online stores.
Symantec researchers have recently encountered a new variant of the old one-click mobile fraud, which results in the users' mobile browser being thrown in a loop and becoming unusable.
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