When cases of fraud make headline news, they sometimes involve major-name players like Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme that left his investor victims completely penniless, or the case surrounding Fannie Mae mortgage fraud.
There’s a zombie hunt underway, but it has nothing to do with Halloween. While tales of biohazardous viruses and hordes of the undead can be great scary entertainment, there’s nothing fun about downloading content to your mobile device that poses a threat. This particular zombie hunt is hoping to protect customers from faulty software found in the App Store.
This Halloween, don’t let the kids have all the scary fun. You might find yourself in a Haunted House this Halloween, but we’re talking about something even spookier than ghosts or goblins: identity theft.
Hackers have a new phishing tool at their disposal: your mobile device. One security researcher has already published a report on how shockingly easy it is to steal your username and password right from your Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad. Sadly, the hackers didn’t have to do anything except trick you into handing it over.
Social media can be a lot of fun, but perhaps nothing can give you quite the midday giggle like a Twitter hashtag game. They often end up being very witty, such as the game to “ruin a movie title with one letter” or “ruin a book with one word.” The often-hilarious end result includes things like “Pilates of the Caribbean” or “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Malfunction.”
When it comes to identity theft, fraud, scams, and other related crimes, no one is off limits.