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We all have a lot of passwords to remember these days. It’s understandable that we forget them every now and then. It’s usually pretty simple to get them reset so you can start again. However, while very convenient, this can also be risky. When you forget your password …

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Most of you have heard of phishing by now and know what signs to look for when reading email, text messages, or even listening to a caller on the phone.  Now, cybercriminals have found a way to execute malware that doesn’t rely on the familiar macros, JavaScript, or VBA …

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Mac owners beware! Those devices are being targeted more and more these days with various security threats. Recently spotted and reported by Check Point Software Technologies is a phishing campaign with a malicious attachment that can give the attacker(s) full access to Mac devices if a bit of malware …

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In the middle of the month of May, researchers found an instance of malware that may be far more dangerous than the recent WannaCry ransomware. It too arose from stolen National Security Administration (NSA) tools, but it isn’t ransomware. It can be stealthy. It can hang around on an …

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Social media can be a great way to connect with people. It can also be a great way for us to become connected to the cybercriminal world. Consider all of the information that we display in what is a public forum when we complete profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter …

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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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