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Spam comes in two forms. It can simply be benign marketing emails that are just an annoyance, or it can be malicious. The most common form of malicious spam is typically phishing emails from bad actors. Here are some tips to combat the scams.
In April and May 2020, the FTC received more than 34,000 complaints from consumer related to online shopping, many of which were tied to ordered items not received. The May numbers alone represent a nearly twofold increase over the number of reports received during the busy holiday season last December. Other issues were tied to… Read More →
With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on, many people are more comfortable shopping at home than going to crowded stores. The consulting firm Deloitte forecasts that e-commerce sales will grow by 25% to 35%, year-over-year, during the 2020-2021 holiday season. And the National Retail Federation said that in September, online and other non-store sales were… Read More →
Malware, Ransomware, and Phishing, Oh My! We often hear words that strike fear in the community of technology. Malware, Ransomware, and Phishing are all legitimate phrases that strike fear when mentioned…but what are they? Let’s start with Malware, which simply put is not as common as it was three years ago. Malware is software that… Read More →