Beware of extortion scam stating they have hacked your webcam and they will release it on adult websites.

According to the FBI Russian malware called Fancy Bear has infected thousands of routers and has the potential to spread quickly. The malware can allow the perpetrators to collect information by reading people's internet activity, like email, web browsing, passwords etc..

Netflix subscribers are being targeted by phishing scam

There is a new assault on Netflix subscribers by scammers, that isn't so new. However, it is more sophisticated than in past attempts.

Today Apple released iOS 11 & tvOS 11. It is a major release to be followed OS 11 for the Mac on September 25th. These updates come along side the exciting new hardware updates, iPhone X, iPhone 8, Watch series 3 and Apple tv 4k. 

say yes scam

The Federal Communications Commission is warning consumers about a new scam that is hooking consumers with just one word: Yes.

There is a new ransomware for Macs that has been discovered. It is "poorly coded" in Swift programming language. It encrypts the user's files and demands payment to get your files back. In the end, regardless if you pay or not, your files will not be decrypted.

The ransomware is found in Bit Torrent sites with the name Patcher. It poses as a crack for removing copy protection and licensing systems that are used with popular software like Adobe Premiere Pro and Microsoft Office 2016. It is possible that it is circulating under different names.

'Xagent'- Another malware scare? Is it a real threat?

In the last few weeks there have been two new announcements of malware for Macs, MacDownloader and Xagent. If you listen to the security experts, they are to be feared and you should buy anit-virus and anti-malware software, which coincidentally many of these same companies sell. The question is, are they real threats to the average user? If you read the headlines saying that Iran and Russia are behind them, they certainly appear to be.

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