Cyberthreat Weather Report: An Early Warning System for Online Trouble

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Symantec’s new Norton Cybercrime Index is hoping to appeal to consumers who want a regular, daily update on current online threats. Security News Daily likens the new report to “a kind of weather report for storms brewing on the web,” and says it may help consumers avoid scams long before affected companies issue official hack warnings or software patches. The free tool offers a numerical daily threat level ranking and other threats ranging from spam and fraud to adware and identity theft.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.