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Watch Out for These 2 Scams Targeting Tokyo Olympics 2020

  Tokyo Olympics started last July 23rd and everyone enjoys watching their favorite athlete fight for the gold. This week take a look at these 2 viral scams regarding the Tokyo Olympics 2020 from our Trend Micro Check Team.     Olympic ticket scams   Fake Olympic

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Spot the Scam: COVID-19 Relief, Illinois Government, Venmo, Amazon SMS, and Netflix Email Scams

  The Trend Micro Check Team found 4 SMS scams and 1 phishing email this week. Here is a preview of the viral scams that can help you in checking your inboxes.     COVID-19 Relief Phishing Text Messages   COVID-19 relief phishing page.    

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Summer Online Safety Tips for Kids

Here is a preview of the vital online safety practices that every parent or guardian should know.      - Connect only with persons you know      - Be cautious about the things you post online      - Avoid sharing too much information      

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Wi-Fi Checker: Suspicious interference found on Mobile Security for Android

Risks Found! Suspicious interference. Your data or privacy could be at risk. You encountered this message because we updated the Wi-Fi checker to boost your security. Make sure your using version 11.5.0.2691 and above to get this protection. Update your Trend Micro Mobile Security Make sure your T

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[FAQ] Seeing BSOD full screen message, what to do

We're seeing more technical support scams recently, where fake critical system error messages are displayed after clicking on a web link or from a recently installed free software. Here're two sample screenshots of this:NOTE: These are not Trend Micro support phone numbers.Is my PC infected or broke

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[How-To] Change appearance of your name in the community

To display your first name or full name in your community posts and replies, here's how:In the community web page, locate your name at the top right corner.Click on your name, and choose "Profile".In your profile page, click "Edit Profile" button on the left side.In the Profile Information page, upd

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[Hat Tip] How to Keep Yourself Safe from Cybercrime

As the years go by, cybercriminals have been ruthless in finding new ways to scam or hack users on the Internet. The Internet has become a necessity for many; most of us have become entirely reliant on websites, apps, or emails, so it is no surprise that activities of cybercriminals have evolved as

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Windows Meltdown-Spectre Vulnerability

[What is the Meltdown-Spectre Vulnerability?]Meltdown, designated as CVE-2017-5754, can enable hackers to gain privileged access to parts of a computer’s memory used by an application/program and the operating system (OS). Meltdown affects Intel processors.Spectre, designated as CVE-2017-5753 and CV

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Spot the Scam: 5 SMS & 2 Email Scams of the Week (AT&T, Chase Bank, Scotiabank, Amazon, and More!)

SMS Phishing   SMS Phishing is one of the famous malicious tactics that impersonate known brands, companies, and organizations then send out text messages containing phishing links.   Here are the top SMS phishing scams we observed by our Trend Micro Check Team.   1. AT&T  

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Are Trend Micro Consumer Products compatible with Windows 11?

  YES! These products are all compatible with Windows 11: Premium Security Maximum Security Internet Security AntiVirus+ Security   What if I am running an older Trend Micro program version? To ensure a smooth transition, we recommend you get the latest version prior to upgrading to Wind

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Updates on some issues with Scanning and Trend Micro program turning off

Hello Everyone, Here is the updated solution as of 8:00 PM PST for the issue with Trend Micro Security automatically turns on/off during idle or during a scan. STEP 1: Identify if your Trend Micro Security Software already received the recent update. To check this, you may open the Trend Micro Secur

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Commonly heard as Two-Factor Authentication, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) uses more than one method to verify the identity of a person who is trying to log in to a website.   MFA enabled in Trend Micro Account     Multi-Factor Authentication uses at least two details to

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Let’s Talk TikTok Challenges

  This week, we are featuring an article from one of Trend Micro's initiatives - Internet Safety for Kids and Families.     Let's talk about TikTok challenges. But first, what is TikTok? Tiktok is a social network for creating, sharing, and discovering user-generated videos. The app i

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Protect yourself from Qshing

This week the Trend Micro Check Team will share knowledge on how to protect yourself from Qshing. Let's start with a quick QR Code 101.    What is QR Code?   QR code or Quick Response Code is a type of matrix barcode or two-dimensional barcode that stores infor

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Spot the Scam: 4 Phishing Scams to be Aware of

As much as we hope scams to disappear completely from our lives, scammers will always find a way to come up with more scams to benefit from people. Among them, phishing scams are spreading ferociously – scammers trying their hardest to ‘phish’ through texts, emails, and social plat

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Investment Scams: What they are and tips to avoid them

We look for investments to improve our lives, but scammers are just interested in taking our money and personal information to improve their wallets. Have you ever been offered an investment that seemed a little too good to be true? In this article, we’ve gathered some of the most common inves

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FlyTrap Android Malware Is Taking Over Facebook Accounts

A new trojan malware found by the security research firm Zimperium hijacks approximately 10,000 Facebook users around the world. Popularly known as the Flytrap Trojan Malware. It targets the open-sourced Android software where users can easily download or install infected apps via third-party app st

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Online Sports Betting Scams: Don’t Fall for the Scammers’ Tricks!

  Online sports betting is more popular nowadays. It's becoming socially acceptable, especially since people are spending more hours at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This week our Trend Micro Check Team will educate us about these Common Tactics & Risks of Sports Betting Scams

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Woof, Be Cautious! How Pet Scams Work & Tips to Protect Yourself

  Are you looking for a pet online? Or, have you ever seen a cute puppy for adoption on social media? The demand for pets is on the rise, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and so are pet scams! Scammers are trying their best to steal money from potential pet buyers/adopters. Here are som

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Quantum Computing in the World of Cyber Security

In this modern digital age, computer technologies are creating endless applications associated with every aspect of our day-to-day lives. However, there are still lots of opportunities that dwell beyond the grasp of classical computers. To keep up, we need a new kind of computing that can handle com

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