ComputerCOP is Fake Internet Safety Software

ComputerCOP is a popular piece of software that is marketed as an Internet safety program. But when an EFF web developer and staff technologist analyzed the software’s security features, they found that it is actually just spyware. Local police and … Continue reading

Data Protection for Kids

Our kids are going back to school, and preparations are well under way. But preparation is more than new school supplies. Kids need to be reviewed on safety practices. Parents also need to get up to speed on the types … Continue reading

eBay JavaScript Attack Puts Users at Risk

Since February this year, there has been a nasty error on eBay. The bug has put users in the grasp of malicious websites via certain eBay listings. JavaScript code that had been inserted into product pages is responsible. eBay is … Continue reading

App Permissions That Signal Threats

We use a lot of different apps these days. Some of them we rely on. Others we find convenient from time to time. Yet others we download to try out then forget about. They’re just apps, mostly for fun, a … Continue reading

New Facebook Malware from Videos

There is a trojan virus that is spreading like wildfire across Facebook. It comes from malicious websites that users access via a video link. This is not the first Facebook malware scam, but this particular video malware is fast and … Continue reading