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Even if you hate technology, it’s everywhere and it’s here to stay. In fact, the Internet of Things (IoT) is probably just going to get more prevalent. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to keep a few security tips in mind when turning on your mobile device …

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If you get a request to view or edit a Google Doc’s file, you should consider whether you really want to before clicking any links. Google is reporting an ongoing wide-spread phishing scam that will not only give cybercriminals your Google login information, but will also spam …

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Some Americans are risk takers. Digital risk takers, that is. That’s what a survey by OpenPoll found when it asked 2,000 Americans about their digital behaviors. This information provides us with an opportunity to review the risks and general guidelines to help you “buckle up for safety” when …

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The airline industry has a lot of information about their passengers. That’s why using them for phishing attacks is useful to cybercriminals. In response to a warning from Delta Airlines, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert recently warning airlines consumers to be on …

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Cybercriminals actively use social media and social networking sites for phishing and to distribute malware. Passwords for accounts are regularly stolen and reused. Personal blogs, entertainment sites, and file sharing services are all potential entry points for various types of malware onto an employer’s network. Drive-by malware …

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If you haven’t noticed yet, there is a new iPhone update to version 10.3. It was just released to fix a vulnerability that would allow a popup box to be displayed and then put into a continuous loop in the Safari browser. Since Apple’s patch has …

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The scammers are still eagerly trying to steal your Online Banking sign in details and other personal information. In the latest scam, university staff members have been targeted with an email message informing them that they will be offered a pay raise in the very near future. However, to get …

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Fake social media pages are abundant. The social media security company ZeroFox analyzed over 40,000 fake social media websites and found that the number of these increased 11 times between 2014 and 2016. More than 50 percent of them impersonated brands and offered up phony coupons or bogus giveaways …

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Kaspersky Labs has released some interesting numbers regarding phishing in 2016.  According to them, nearly 50% of the phishing attacks that were registered in that year were designed and executed specifically to steal money from victims. That’s an increase of 13.14 percent over the previous year. Phishing for …

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The mobile device gateway product Wandera has found that many of the apps we install on our devices leak a surprising amount of information to anyone who chooses to capture it. It doesn’t take an experienced hacker either, but merely someone who may be sitting in the corner of …

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