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What is guce.yahoo.com

guce.yahoo.com is a website users trying to access Yahoo or its services sometimes get redirected to. Guce seems to be a consent mechanism related to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and targeted advertising. All Verizon Media platforms use it to obtain user consent for personalised ads. If users do not consent to it, they are shown regular non-personalised ads.…

Remove Zoom virus

What is Zoom virus
Zoom virus refers to all kinds of unwanted programs, malware and scams being spread on Zoom, a video communications platform. People working from home because of the the COVID-19 pandemic means programs like Zoom have become more popular. And with so many active Zoom users, it’s a great opportunity for cyber crooks to promote their scams and distribute…

HSBC Bank Covid-19 Update SCAM

What is HSBC Bank Covid-19 Update
HSBC Bank Covid-19 Update refers to a scam email that’s currently going around spreading malware. The sender of the email claims to be the HSBC bank, and the email asks that the receiver review the attached document because it contains important information related to HSBC’s response to the current global pandemic and the future. The file attached…

Remove ERROR 0xC004FC03 POP-UP Scam

What is ERROR 0xC004FC03 POP-UP Scam
ERROR 0xC004FC03 POP-UP Scam refers to a tech-support scam that claims Microsoft cannot activate your computer because the product key has already been used to activate another device. To resolve the issue, the scam asks that you call the provided number to be connected to Microsoft technical support technicians. Except instead of Microsoft technicians, you would…

RedCross email scam

What’s RedCross email scam
RedCross email scam refers an email scam that’s currently going around, asking for people to donate to COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in order to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There’s a lot of similar scams going around at this time because scammers and cyber crooks are using the COVID-19 pandemic to their own advantage. This particular scam is…

Do you need to remove DuckDuckGo?

What is DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo is a legitimate search engine that focuses on protecting user information. It’s often advertised as a very private search engine that will not collect information, and will not show results based on information it has about users. It’s a completely legitimate search engine and those concerned with their privacy often opt for DuckDuckGo. It’s in no way a virus,…

COVID-19 Pandemic email scam

What is COVID-19 Pandemic email scam?
COVID-19 Pandemic is being exploited by scammers who use it to attract users’ attention by sending out fake emails aimed at stealing personal data. A number of these spam emails are circulating online including scams like COVID-19 Stimulus Email, COVID-19 Cases Surpassed 300,000 Email, COVID-19 Relief Email, and many more. The email may claim to include relevant information regarding…

Remove “IOS VPN profile” scam

What is “IOS VPN profile” scam
“IOS VPN profile” scam refers to a particular scam that’s encouraging users to download a questionable, potentially malicious program onto their Mac computer. The program is advertised as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for Mac, which will supposedly allow users to safely browse the Internet.…

Cybersecurity news headlines for March 1-31, 2020

March’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines is mostly news related to cyber crime during the coronavirus pandemic. Malicious actors have began to actively create coronavirus-themed spam campaigns which both phish for personal information and spread malware. Furthermore, some ransomware gangs continue to attack health care facilities while they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Working From Home? Don’t Forget About Cybersecurity

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading all over the world and infecting people at an alarmingly quick rate, many have been forced to stay at home and turn their living space into an office. Thousands of people working from home has created cyber criminals new opportunities to wreck havoc. And seeing how they’re using the fears over coronavirus to their own…