Monthly Archive

June 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Imposter Phishing Scam Steals Teachers’ Identities

Imposter Phishing Scam Steals Teachers’ Identities Phishing emails are not new, but the approach they’re taking may be unfamiliar to some victims. In a phishing attempt, a scammer sends out hundreds ... read more..

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Armed Forces Romance Scams Snare Lonely Citizens

Armed Forces Romance Scams Snare Lonely Citizens This country has a long history of its citizens writing to servicemen and women who are deployed far from home. They’ve sent care packages to soldiers... read more..

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Scam Alert: Free Hotel Stays

Scam Alert: Free Hotel Stays Beware the caller bearing gifts… Consumers have reported a recent phone scam in which the caller offers you a free stay at a Marriott resort—although any major-name hotel... read more..

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Facebook Scams Hit Hardest

Facebook Scams Hit Hardest If a stranger called to offer you a bucket of used kitty litter, you’d have no trouble hanging up the phone. Who wants something like that? But when it comes to the things ... read more..

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Immigration Scam Strikes Fear in Victims

Immigration Scam Strikes Fear in Victims Every time there are reports of a new scam, it’s easy to think, “This is now rock-bottom. Scammers have hit the lowest point possible.” Whether it’s scams tha... read more..

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Five Travel Scams to Avoid this Year

Five Travel Scams to Avoid this Year Now that spring is officially here and the warm weather is slowly arriving, it’s tempting to take a mental vacation by planning a trip. But there’s nothing fun ab... read more..

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Watch Out for Instagram Scams

Watch Out for Instagram Scams When people try to avoid social media scams, they typically think of the Facebook hoaxes that circulate from time to time or even the private messages sent through Faceb... read more..

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Beating the Online Dating Scams at Their Own Game

Beating the Online Dating Scams at Their Own Game Only a short time ago, admitting that you met someone online was sure to raise a few eyebrows, but with the increase in reputable dating websites and... read more..

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Internet Scammer to Serve Two Years in Jail

Internet Scammer to Serve Two Years in Jail Internet scams are a horrible fact of life online, and the damage they do can have lasting effects for the victims. Unfortunately, the nature of internet c... read more..

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Fighting Back Against Elderfraud and Scams that Target Seniors

Fighting Back Against Elderfraud and Scams that Target Seniors Scammers love to go after senior citizens, for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, there are a growing number of resources available to h... read more..

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Postal Employee Thwarts Work from Home Scam

Postal Employee Thwarts Work from Home Scam Just about every corner of the internet is filled with scams and fraud attempts, waiting to prey on gullible users. Fortunately, with better awareness and ... read more..

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3 Smartphone Settings You Should Activate

3 Smartphone Settings You Should Activate Smartphones are amazing pieces of technology. In just a few years, we’ve transitioned from the days of the rotary dial phone to a go-anywhere mini-computer h... read more..

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Protecting Your Instagram with Two-Factor Authentication

Protecting Your Instagram with Two-Factor Authentication If you’ve spent any amount of time online, you may have come across the term “two-factor authentication.” There’s an even better chance that y... read more..

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When Ransomware Can Mean Life or Death

When Ransomware Can Mean Life or Death Ransomware is exactly what the name implies: it’s a form of malicious software that infects a computer intentionally, thereby holding it hostage.  ... read more..

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CEO Phishing Scams Up the Identity Theft Stakes

CEO Phishing Scams Up the Identity Theft Stakes By now, most security experts are aware of “boss phishing,” which occurs when a cybercriminal sends an email that appears to come from a supervisor, ad... read more..

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Keeping Hackers Out of Your Car

Keeping Hackers Out of Your Car There’s no doubt that the Internet of Things is making life easier, more convenient, and even safer. IoT-connected thermostats save energy and protect that planet, whi... read more..

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Keeping Your Staff Up-to-Date on Cybersecurity

Keeping Your Staff Up-to-Date on Cybersecurity With the abundance of threats to company security and individuals’ data, businesses are working round the clock to secure their networks and block unaut... read more..

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Keeping Safe While Connecting on the Go

Keeping Safe While Connecting on the Go Internet memes have jokingly added “free wifi” to the pyramid in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, wedged under the need for safety and the need for adequate food. ... read more..

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Beware the Unsubscribe Scam

Beware the Unsubscribe Scam Spam emails are one of life’s great annoyances, but they’re a pretty much a given in the digital age. At best these emails offe... read more..

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KeySweeper: When Tech Attacks

KeySweeper: When Tech Attacks If you work hard to stay on top of your identity and prevent identity theft, you certainly have your work cut out for you. Apart from just knowing the little tricks and ... read more..

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Hackers Target Victims with Bogus WhatsApp Upgrade

Hackers Target Victims with Bogus WhatsApp Upgrade One of the hottest SMS communication apps—a productivity app that lets users communicate via text message, collaborate on team projects, and more—is... read more..

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FLocker Ransomware Attacking Smart TVs

FLocker Ransomware Attacking Smart TVs FLocker, a combination of the words Frantic Locker, is a specific piece of ransomware that was first found back in April of 2015. Since then, security experts a... read more..

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Biometric Facial Recognition and Social Media: Photo Tagging Heads to Court

Biometric Facial Recognition and Social Media: Photo Tagging Heads to Court One of the major truths about innovation is that a new invention tends to come first, and then the law has to catch up to i... read more..

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What Does Your Car Know about You?

What Does Your Car Know about You? Automotive technology has come a long way since the birth of the Ford Motor Company. Past advances have made driving easier, safer, and more convenient, while curre... read more..

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Have You Looked at Your Facebook Privacy Settings Lately?

Have You Looked at Your Facebook Privacy Settings Lately? Social media is a really great tool. It’s important for businesses to reach their customers, for agencies to share widespread messages, and f... read more..

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Keeping Yourself Secure While Using Snapchat

Keeping Yourself Secure While Using Snapchat In the world of social media, big names like Facebook and Instagram have become household names. But the truth is there are a lot of other platforms that ... read more..

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Demystifying the Privacy Policy

Demystifying the Privacy Policy It’s been jokingly called the biggest lie on the internet, but failure to read the terms and conditions of a website is really no laughing matter. With only 7% of surv... read more..

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DHS to Reassess Privacy and Information Sharing

DHS to Reassess Privacy and Information Sharing The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with not only keeping the country safe from many different kinds of threats, but also presumably to do so... read more..

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Protecting Your Privacy: Android Version

Protecting Your Privacy: Android Version With all the attention and media coverage that Apple gains for its iPhones and iPads, it’s easy to forget that Apple is actually the number two product in its... read more..

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Family Wins Privacy Suit over Medical Reality Show

Family Wins Privacy Suit over Medical Reality Show A long legal battle has finally come to a close, and while it can’t erase the pain the victim’s family endured, it can serve as a warning to medical... read more..

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