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Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified various apps and games in the Google Play store that have a secret function: they’re using your Android device’s processor to mine cryptocurrencies.

Worried that your phone’s recent slowdown might be because it’s getting old? Well, hold that upgrade: it could be down to Android cryptojacking. Here’s what’s going on, and what you can do to stop it.

Cryptomining Malware on Android

In April 2018, Kaspersky revealed that it had discovered a cryptomining campaign on Google Play, and advised Google of the details. In short, this meant that a bunch of apps and games had been cryptojacking […]

7 Types of Ransomware That Will Take You by Surprise

You know how it goes: you’re browsing the web, or checking an email, when all of a sudden a message pops up. Your computer, and the data on it, is locked—encrypted by ransomware. Access is denied until you pay the ransom.

Most people know the procedure with ransomware, which is why the criminal coders behind it are finding new and inventive ways to make you pay up. Here are some new types of ransomware that you should be aware of.

1. Talking Ransomware

If your computer is infected with the Cerber ransomware (typically via an email attachment posing as a Microsoft Office document), […]

How to Spot 7 Online Fakes Used by Scammers

Anyone who’s used the internet (hopefully) knows that you can’t trust everything you see online. Just because something looks trustworthy doesn’t mean that it’s exactly what it claims.

But knowing there are fakes in the wild and being able to spot them are different.

Knowing how to spot counterfeit content online is a vital skill to avoid wasting time, losing money, or destroying your property

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