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What you need to know about the Petya ransomware outbreak

Wed Jun 28, 2017 by Brian Cody

new strain of ransomware has appeared in multiple countries. On June 27, 2017, Petya ransomware emerged and began spreading itself to large organizations across Europe. This ransomware uses what is called the Eternal Blue exploit in Windows computers. It is not impacting individual users at the time of this writing.

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What is an info stealing ad library?

Tue Jun 20, 2017 by Brian Cody

Researchers have recently discovered more than 800 apps on the Google Play store that contain an information-stealing ad library dubbed Xavier. Google has been notified and has already removed a number of the apps containing the malicious ad library from the Google Play Store.

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Is your password your best-kept secret?

Fri Jun 16, 2017 by Brian Cody

We all have secrets. Some we are ashamed to share and some we are afraid to share. Where does your password fit in? In practice, it should be a little bit of both. It is common sense to know the dangers and outcomes of sharing your passwords. 

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Can I pick up a computer virus from the cloud?

Tue Jun 06, 2017 by Brian Cody

The noughties has been the age where consumers and businesses finally realised the convenience of cloud storage and computing – and rightly so! Your data and documents are now readily available, easily accessible and taking up virtually no extra personal space. 

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The personal information you think is private may not be

From cybercriminals hacking into Wi-Fi connections and devices, your personal information could be exposed or worse, end up for sale on the dark web.

Norton 360 Deluxe and Norton 360 Premium now include a NEW feature Dark Web Monitoring§ Powered by LifeLock™

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§** Dark Web Monitoring is only available to German or UK residents. It defaults to monitoring your email address and begins immediately. Please sign in to your account to enter additional information for monitoring purposes..

No one can prevent all cybercrime or identity theft.

The Norton and LifeLock brands are part of NortonLifeLock Inc. LifeLock identity theft protection is not available in all countries.

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