Facebook Graph Search makes it easier for cyber criminals to gather relevant details that can be used to target phishing attacks more effectively.
McAfee makes some predictions about what to expect and trends to watch for security in 2013.
There is more attention on cyber fraud and phishing scams during the holidays, but the perceived risk varies depending on who you ask.
'Tis the season to be careful. That should be no surprise. Given that the online holiday shopping season is peaking, cybercriminals would be expected to ramp up their efforts as well.
For blocking socially engineered malware, however, Google's browser takes the No. 2 spot.
Don't fall victim! With these tools, services and tips, you can protect yourself against malware, phishing and theft.
Analysis: An apparently innocent inquiry with a company you do business with might warrant scrutiny. Perhaps it's a scam, or perhaps it's fine and the company itself is getting careless.
Digital bad guys often promise lascivious photos or scandalous news to lure users to malicious sites loaded with spyware, adware, viruses, or phishing attempts.
An attached file is loaded up with malware to take over the victim's computer should he or she open it.
A flaw in iPhone security could allow spoofed SMS text messages, but there are some tricks you can use to detect and avoid them.