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Scammers truly won’t give up. That’s because once they find something that works, it  can result in a significant payoff. Recently, some of them have figured out how to trick Apple iOS users into giving up their iCloud passwords. And it is a surprisingly simplistic attack. It …

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Cyber criminals will use whatever they can think of to try to get your online banking credentials or other information they can sell on the dark web. Here are five ways they use social media to do it and how you can avoid giving up your information, in no particular …

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A researcher from a university in Belgium has discovered a weakness that can be exploited in nearly all Wi-Fi routers. It is cleverly being referred to as KRACK, which is an acronym for “key reinstallation attacks.” Suffice it to say, that anyone using a Wi-Fi connection is vulnerable …

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It starts with an email from Amazon and likely ends with “You’ll need an Amazon Gift Card to pay.” In addition to Amazon Gift Cards,  iTunes, Walmart, and others gift cards are used for all types of email scams. Many unwilling consumers fall prey to expertly faked emails from …

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Protecting your login credentials can get a bit tricky.  There are smartphones, the work computer, the laptop, the tablet, and occasionally the public computer. Logging on multiple devices to perform tasks such as checking email and performing banking transactions leaves us a bit more vulnerable to having our credentials stolen …

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After a major data breach, many people consider freezing their credit reports. It’s not a bad idea, if you don’t need access to your credit right away. It can give you peace of mind if someone does get a hold of your social security number or other information …

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If you have a mobile device, you have probably made use of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth can helps us do things like connect to wireless headsets, wireless keyboards for or computers, connect our mobile phones to our vehicles’ infotainment systems, and even use a digital key to unlock hotel room doors …

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It has been reported that 143 million United States (U.S.) consumers have been affected by the most recent breach involving the credit-reporting agency, Equifax. In response to this breach, Equifax has created a website that allows a consumer to enter the last six digits of their social security …

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There are a lot of scams being perpetrated by the unscrupulous wanting to make a buck. Many of them are surprisingly simple to pull off and therefore, persist and evolve over time and to keep up with current events. With the recent weather patterns depositing massive amounts of wind and …

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There is a lot of talk about avoiding becoming a victim of malware.  But, how do you know and what do you do if your computer is compromised? Below are some signs that you have been infected with malware. Some are less serious, like unwanted browser tool bars appearing and …

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