phishing attacks

Tech Companies Team Up to Combat Email Scams

Google, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing. Such scams try to trick people into giving away passwords and other personal information by sending emails that look as if they come from a legitimate bank, retailer or other business.

Cyber-Thieves Step Up Attacks During the Holidays

This is a busy time of year for hackers out to steal personal and financial information during the hectic online holiday shopping season. Among the big companies recently hit are McDonald's, Gawker and Walgreen. Don't let your vigilance slip amid the merrymaking.