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Google blocking 18 million scam emails related to coronavirus daily

It also blocked more than than 240M daily spam messages linked to the virus

Coronavirus panic is creating a scammer’s paradise. Don’t let your guard down

Email phishing attempts are likely to rise, says cybersecurity expert

Shark Tank host just lost nearly $400,000 in an email scam

Barbara Corcoran's bookkeeper was tricked into wiring the cash to fraudsters

Phishing scam costs a Texas school district more than $2 million

A Texas school district has revealed it was recently tricked into handing over more than $2 million in an email phishing scam. The FBI is now investigating the incident.

Mac attack: Mac phishing attacks rising at an alarming rate

Macs are at increasing risk of phishing attacks, according to a Kaspersky report, suggesting your sensitive information could be at risk.

Hundreds arrested in global effort to tackle email scammers

More than 280 alleged email scammers have been arrested in a global effort to crack down on the problem. The FBI said the cybercriminals tricked people and businesses into sending cash via wire transfers.

Amazon sellers had funds stolen by hackers in extensive six-month fraud

Amazon sellers have been targeted by hackers in a fraud that saw sales revenue and loans stolen from their accounts. The crime is reported to have continued for six months before it was discovered.The post Amazon sellers had funds stolen by hackers in extensive six-month fraud appeared first on Digital Trends.

Big phish: Report shows PayPal, Bank of America, Apple are top phishing targets

A new report out by Area 1 Security finds that PayPal is one of the largest targets for phishing attacks. Other brands that were on the list include Apple, Bank of America, and Microsoft.The post Big phish: Report shows PayPal, Bank of America, Apple are top phishing targets appeared first on Digital Trends.

Don’t be fooled! Study exposes most popular phishing email subject lines

Phishing emails are on the rise and a new study out by the cybersecurity company Barracuda has exposed some of the most common phishing email subject lines used to exploit businesses. The post Don’t be fooled! Study exposes most popular phishing email subject lines appeared first on Digital Trends.

Apple Store in Southern California Warning Customers About Fraudulent Phone Calls

Apple is warning customers who receive unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from the Apple Store at The Americana at

Apple Store in Southern California Warning Customers About Fraudulent Phone Calls

Apple is warning customers who receive unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from the Apple Store at The Americana at

Microsoft Security reports a massive increase in malicious phishing scams

Microsoft's most recent security report found phishing scams on the rise by up to 250 percent. Despite using machine learning to fight these scams, phishing attacks are becoming more complex and remain a serious security threat.The post Microsoft Security reports a massive increase in malicious phishing scams appeared first on Digital Trends.

What is phishing? Here’s everything you need to know

Have you ever dealt with a nuisance call pretending to be from your bank? An email offering you millions? A bizarre website redirect? Then chances are you've been the targeting of a phishing attack. But what is phishing, really?The post What is phishing? Here’s everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.

How good are you at spotting phishing scams? Take this quiz to find out

Are you able to discern between a legitimate email and one that's a scam designed to phish for your personal information? Google created an online quiz with tips to help you better understand phishing so you don't become a victim.The post How good are you at spotting phishing scams? Take this quiz to find out appeared first on Digital Trends.

New phishing scam targeting iPhone users looks like a real Apple Support call

A new phishing scam may trick some iPhone owners because it looks like an official call from Apple Support. The sophisticated scheme, reported by Krebs on Security, requests its targets to call a 1-866 number.The post New phishing scam targeting iPhone users looks like a real Apple Support call appeared first on Digital Trends.

Apple Phishing Scams Growing More Advanced, With Latest Spoofing Apple Phone Numbers

Phishing scams attempting to get info out of Apple users are nothing new, but scammers are growing more clever and

Scammers’ latest phishing attacks are using that little green padlock to fool you

Don't be fooled by the green padlock logo in your URL bar. In the latest phishing scam, hackers have begun relying on secure HTTPS connections to fool users into believing that the fraudulent site they're visiting is legitimate.The post Scammers’ latest phishing attacks are using that little green padlock to fool you appeared first on Digital Trends.

How to protect yourself from cell phone phishing attacks

Scams and phishing attacks are on the rise around the world, and it's easy to fall prey if you're not aware of particular types of attacks. Here's how you can protect yourself from cell phone phishing attacks.The post How to protect yourself from cell phone phishing attacks appeared first on Digital Trends.

Smishing sounds funny, but it’s a serious threat to your phone’s security

We all know phishing is a huge security problem, but most people still believe it’s a problem limited to email. According to new reports, however, phishing scams are attempting to exploit your trust in text messages.The post Smishing sounds funny, but it’s a serious threat to your phone’s security appeared first on Digital Trends.

Smishing sounds funny, but it’s a serious threat to your phone’s security

We all know phishing is a huge security problem, but most people still believe it’s a problem limited to email. According to new reports, however, phishing scams are attempting to exploit your trust in text messages.The post Smishing sounds funny, but it’s a serious threat to your phone’s security appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google and Qualcomm partner up to support four generations of Android

Over the past year, Google and Qualcomm have been hard at work trying to prolong the life of today’s phones with more software updates. And why shouldn’t they? Smartphones these days are the most powerful they’ve ever been, and more expensive than ever. We should all get as much life out of these devices as possible, and not be restricted due to the lack of OS and security updates.Together the two companies have now announced that all Qualcomm chipsets will support four versions of Android and four years of security updates, starting with the Snapdragon 888.Hold the phone though, because that four generations of Android includes the initial version of the OS your handset ships with. So what this actually means is, your phone will support up to three Android OS updates and up to four years of security updates.If you’re using a Pixel phone or a recent Samsung flagship, not much has changed. Both Google and Samsung have already promised three generations of Android OS updates, but this does add an additional year of security updates to the mix.The real winner here will be low-end and mid-range Android phones, because now all of Qualcomm’s chipsets will support three generations of Android OS updates. However, this in no way guarantees you will receive three OS updates or four years of security updates on your Android device.That responsibility is still solely on the manufacturer of your phone. The only difference being that now the blame cannot be placed on Google or Qualcomm for the lack of updates. Still, this is fantastic news for the Android platform as a whole. All we have to do now is keep the pressure on OEMs to continue updating its lineup of phones at all levels, whether it be a $1000 flagship or a $200 entry-level smartphone.

Nokia 5.4 introduced for €189 with Snapdragon 662

HMD Global has just unveiled their Nokia 5.4 phone coming to Europe. Here is what the phone has to offerInternalsThe Nokia 5.4 packs a Snapdragon 662 backed by either 4 or 6 gigabytes of RAM and 64 or 128 gigabytes of expandable storage.BatteryThe phone has a 4,000mAh battery with Type-C charging, though it’s only 10W. HMD Global claims this device has 2-day battery lifeCameraThe Nokia 5.4 has a total of four cameras with a 48 megapixel main sensor, a 5 megapixel ultra-wide sensor and two 2 megapixel sensors, one being a depth sensor and the other being a macro camera. The front camera is 16 megapixels.FeaturesThe device features a Google Assistant button, a rear fingerprint scanner, and a headphone jack.DesignThe phone looks like a Nokia device, with a nice chin at the bottom for the logo, the fingerprint sensor on the back, and a circular camera module with the flash set to the right of the phone. It sports a 6.39″ HD+ display, and the front camera is set in a punch-hole on the left top side of the screen.The Nokia 5.4 will launch in a Polar Night (blue) color and a purple Dusk color on its polycarbonate body, though Dusk will release later.SoftwareThe Nokia 5.4 launches with Android 10, though it is an Android One device with two years of guaranteed software updates. In addition, HMD Global is guaranteeing three years of security updates.Release and PricingThe Nokia 5.4 in its blue color is launching tomorrow, December 18th in the UK, with the purple color coming in January. It will be priced at €189 for the base model. There is no information about a release in other regions yet.

Stadia is now available on iPhone and iPad

When Stadia first launched one of the most exciting prospects of the service was being able to game anywhere on any screen. Unfortunately, at launch, the service was barely available on a handful of screens, including a very limited number of Android phones.Over the past year, support has grown for Google’s cloud gaming service adding additional Android devices, and now Stadia is finally coming to iOS devices. Starting on December 16, 2020, Stadia Pro and free-tier users can load up their favorite games on an iPhone or iPad using the Safari web browser.Unlike on Android devices, Stadia cannot currently work on the iPhone or iPad via an app. That is due to Apple’s app store policies, which requires even game streaming services to submit every game as a separate app for approval. Not only is that ridiculous for a game streaming app, but it’s also just not feasible. To get around this limitation, Google had to implement the service in Safari as a web app.Porting the Stadia web app to iOS was a super fun project, and we’re really happy with how it turned out. Here’s a video I recorded a few months ago demonstrating we could deliver the complete Stadia experience on Safari, even for an extremely timing-sensitive game like Thumper. pic.twitter.com/TNJEdGTwPF— Justin Uberti (@juberti) December 16, 2020That explains why it has taken so long for Stadia to make its way to iOS devices, but all you need to know is that you can now open Stadia.com on your iPhone or iPad using Safari and get your game on. You can even add a shortcut to the home screen making Stadia only one tap away.This year is truly the year that Stadia has evolved into a somewhat viable gaming platform. Initially, Google’s cloud gaming service launched in a barebones state, but it recently celebrated its one year anniversary in November, and it only continues to improve over time.Most recently, Google ran a promotion giving away free Stadia Premiere bundles with the purchase of Cyberpunk 2077. The promotion was so popular it ended before its original cut off after Google ran out of supplies. Alongside that, Google also enabled the option to live stream to YouTube last week. Plus, this week Ubisoft added support for Ubisoft+ so members can now play 15 of the subscription service’s games on Stadia.

Apple TV Plus is headed to Chromecast with Google TV in early 2021

Google announced on its blog yesterday that Apple TV is coming to Chromecast with Google TV early next year. The announcement comes after Apple Music support was recently added to Google smart speakers and displays last week.With the addition of the Apple TV+ app, Chromecast with Google TV users will have access to award-winning original programming. This includes titles such as The Morning Show, See, Mythic Quest, Ted Lasso, For All Mankind, and many more. As someone who has already watched a handful of these, this is fantastic news. Remember, you’ll also need a subscription to Apple TV+ and that will run you $4.99/month.Additionally, you’ll also be able to access movies and TV shows bought from the Apple store. That means, soon you won’t need multiple dongles and boxes to watch all the great streaming content out there, because Chromecast with Google TV will have you covered with support for every major streaming service.The post doesn’t mention if the app will also come to other Google TV devices out there, such as the popular Nvidia Shield Android TV. However, given that it is an app running on the Google TV platform, I’d be surprised if it isn’t available on all the supported devices.It seems as Apple transitions itself from a hardware company to one focused on services, it’s now opening up its walled garden. Perhaps, the tech giant finally realized that if you want to make the most amount of money, you can’t ignore some of the largest platforms. That’s part of what made Netflix so popular in the early days, its app was available on pretty much every platform imaginable.Unfortunately, there is still one missing piece of the puzzle, Android mobile app support. The blog post makes no mention of support for Android smartphones. That’s more than a little odd, as Apple Music has been on the Play Store for years now. Hopefully, sometime in the near future, we’ll see Apple TV+ make its way to all Android devices.