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Banking Trojans are one of the top tools cyber thieves deploy in order to make a buck. These are strictly designed to steal login credentials and/or to take the money right out of a victim’s account. They also often target other financial applications that are connected to financial …

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Facebook has gotten very  popular over the years. In fact, it has over 1.86 billion monthly active users and over 4.5 billion bits of shared content every single day (per Facebook statistics). That’s why it’s frequently used to perpetrate all kinds of cyber attacks. A clever …

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Here’s a gentle reminder that it is indeed tax season. While the actual day you have to submit your return is not until April, you should start gathering those tax documents now and file your return as soon as possible. This applies whether you are getting a refund or …

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It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and so many people are looking for love, or a date for February 14th. So it’s a good time to remind people about the various online dating scams that are always lurking out there and to provide a few tips on detecting them …

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Some law enforcement organizations are warning about a vishing scam that many people are falling for. Criminals are calling people and attempting to trick them out of their banking information by claiming that they suspected unauthorized transactions are being made in international locations with their account. Vishing is a form …

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Experts are often asked what is the biggest threat to cyber security. If you ask the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, you will hear something that may surprise you. Sure, if you hook up any device to the Internet, it is likely that someone will start attacking immediately with …

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reported recently that they are investigating a possible data breach targeting some of their brands. Specifically affected are Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations, but Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites may also be included. It isn’t known what specific details were accessed …

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Phishers are getting better and better. Recently a very good replica of an iTunes invoice has been spotted around that attempts to trick people into clicking a link that is either malicious or requests personal information that can be used to steal identities. The email message that is being sent …

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Fifty-five thousand victims of a data breach may not seem like a lot. But 9.5 million is significant. Although Lynda.com claims that only the 55,000 were affected, it is still letting 9.5 million people know of the situation and making some recommendations to them for …

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Change is difficult. Few will dispute that. However, when a company announces that it will stop supporting a particular product, it’s important to take note. In this case, Microsoft has announced it will no longer support the Microsoft Office 2007 products beyond October 2017. Those of you thinking it …

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