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12 Holiday Cyber Scams to Watch Out For

As more consumers pick up their smartphones and tablets to go holiday shopping, cyber crooks are trying just about everything to dupe them out of their hard-earned money. To keep you protected, we asked an online security expert to list the season's hottest scams and how to avoid them.

Online Shopping (and Fraud) Likely to Soar This Holiday Season

When it comes to holiday shopping, there's one trend you can count on every year: Online sales will grow like gangbusters. But whether you're on a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone, it's important to remember that buying online carries extra risks of identity theft and fraud.

Valentine's Scams: Don't Be a Fool for Love Online

Valentine's Day offers Internet con artists a great cover for their illegal craft: Using love as a lure, scammers sweet-talk their victims out of personal information the can use to rob you. Here's what you need to know to avoid falling for a fraud.

Why Your Digital Life
Is at Risk

It is easy to forget that the cigarette box-sized device in your pocket is a computer more powerful than the one that sent Apollo 11 to the moon. Smartphones, tablets and laptops now hold some of our most priceless assets. But let's put a price on them: The value of a wired American's digital life averages nearly $55,000, and it's at risk.

How to Create a Safe, Memorable Online Password

If your idea of a smart password is your first car followed by your mother's name, get with the program. Hackers have recently stung Fox News, Apple, the IMF, Lockheed Martin and Gmail: How can you expect to protect yourself with lazy wordplay? DailyFinance offers this guide.

Norton Everywhere May Be Symantec's Mobile Moneymaker

Symantec is the global leader in the security software market, but its share of that market has been declining. Can its Norton Everywhere initiative leverage the companies strength in the PC world into the domain of smartphones and tablets?

Why an M&A Boom Could Be Just Around the Corner

Fears of an economic slowdown have sent stocks reeling and bonds soaring. With companies sitting on record piles of cash and easy credit available, this may lay the foundation for a potential mergers and acquisitions boom -- and help revive equities.

Intel's McAfee Buy: $11.5 Billion Up in Smoke?

Add the $7.7 billion Intel is paying for McAfee to the $3.8 billion loss in the chipmaker's market value after its announcement, and the deal's cost to shareholders is $11.5 billion. But the purchase probably won't drive enough profits to cover that hefty price.

Can Dell Buy Its Way Out of Trouble?

Dell's earnings topped Wall Street expectations, but with shares down some 16% year-to-date, the computer company is still struggling. Should it use its $11 billion in cash to buy itself out of trouble?

Intel Secures $7.68 Billion Deal for McAfee

Chipmaker Intel surprised Wall Street Thursday with a deal to purchase security software maker McAfee. Intel said that the acquisition highlights the fact "that security is now a fundamental component of online computing."

IBM Locks Up a Deal for IT Security Firm BigFix

IBM's software company shopping spree continued this week with a deal to purchase BigFix, a top player in the red-hot IT security market. While the deal terms were not disclosed, the rumor is that the price tag for the privately held firm came to $400 million or so.

Face-Off: Tim Hortons, Rio Tinto and McAfee

With market volatility comes opportunity. Problem is, one man's gold can be another man's garbage. Here, Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows give their "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" views on three hot stocks: Tim Hortons (THI), Rio Tinto (RTP) and McAfee (MFE).

McAfee Offers Refunds for a Faulty Update

Security software giant McAfee is rolling out a reimbursement and free subscription program to those who downloaded its faulty security update, which caused some computers to continually re-boot.

Stocks in the News: Motorola, Berkshire Hathaway

As we reach the end of another week on Wall Street, investors are keeping a close eye on China's surprise move to hike bank reserves, Motorola's plan to split itself into two separate companies and Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.B) B shares, which will join the S&P 500 after the close of trading.

Haiti Earthquake Brings Charity Scams Out of the Woodwork

Within hours of last week's earthquake in Haiti, charities were scrambling to respond to the catastrophe. So too were cyber-criminals, who were looking to exploit unwitting Internet users seeking to donate to the relief effort. It has gotten so bad, the FBI and others have issued warnings to the public.

Watch out for gas spam scams

Just when you finished setting up the final Viagra and ED related keyword filters on your inbox, the scamming spammers have found a new ruse to part...