The first case of AI fraud has been reported after a perpetrator created an audio clip of a company’s CEO and used it to inform someone else within the company to release funds to the scammers. In the world of artificial intelligence, a “deepfake” is a completely fabricated audio or video clip in which someone’s […]

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If you are one of the millions of smartphone or tablet users in the U.S. who rely on their devices while traveling, there are little-known airport technology risks that can attack your identity. The convenience of available charging options and public connectivity tools can lead right back to hackers and identity thieves, but too many […]

If you are one of the millions of consumers who use a voice-activated assistant in your home or through your smartphone, your personal data and activity may become more secure due to new data privacy regulations like the European Union’s GDPR and recent privacy-related legislation. Virtual assistants and chatbot tools will now have to tighten […]

As cybercrimes go, ransomware might be one of the nastiest, which is why lots of attention is being brought to recent DSLR ransomware attacks. Using one of several different avenues of attack, a hacker infects a piece of technology with harmful software that locks up the device. The only way to unlock it and restore […]

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, people could begin filing Equifax claims for the recent data breach settlement, which included filing an Equifax breach settlement claim for a minor. In 2017, Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies in the world, announced they suffered a data breach. More than 148 million consumers’ identities had […]

Ransomware attacks have risen steadily in the past few years to become a widespread, costly form of cybercrime. This attack, which happens when someone infects a computer or network with harmful software and demands payment to remove it, has hit every kind of industry and business and can affect companies and consumers alike. The first […]

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Payment apps like Venmo have become increasingly popular lately, for good reason. However, if users are not careful about how they use and secure their information the Venmo payment app, it can be a privacy pitfall. Venmo Privacy One concern is password strength. If you are reusing an old password, your app could be infiltrated by someone […]

Payment apps, like Venmo, Apple Pay, Zelle and even Facebook Messenger, are used by over 90 million Americans, but are they actually secure? This touch-of-a-button technology lets you use actual funds from your bank account or your credit card to send money instantly to friends, family and retailers. At first glance, some consumers might be […]

There are two specifically related but not interchangeable threats to your identity, and the terms can often get confused. Credential cracking and credential stuffing both involve someone getting their hands on your personal data, especially your usernames and passwords, but how those two things take place are somewhat different. Credential Cracking Credential cracking happens when […]