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By now you have most likely heard about phishing scams. The common example is when an email is sent to a potential victim claiming to have been sent from a trusted source such as a known company like eBay, or possibly a financial institution. The email will often contain a …

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Tinder, the wildly popular dating app, puts personal information at risk. Tinder is a mobile app going with you wherever you go. Where other dating sites are often thought problematic by asking too many questions, Tinder gets by with as little as a picture and a location. It’s quick …

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Web browsing is one of the top ways that computers become infected with malware today.  With that in mind it is easy to understand why organizations continue focus their attention on web browsing security.  One of the biggest mistakes that employees make when it comes to web browsing is the …

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Annoying sales calls have now morphed into bothersome texts as well. Technology provides us with options for getting in touch with those we want to communicate with. However, on the flip side, pesky sales callers now have additional ways to find you besides the phone. Texts are becoming a more …

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Data breaches in the headlines have become all too familiar. What happens to that data after it has been stolen is rarely disclosed after a breach occurs, which is the really disturbing news. This information inevitably makes its way to the Dark Web. The term Dark Web is scary enough …

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Every year it seems like Americans are getting more generous during the holidays. According to a study from Charity Navigator, total charitable donations increased 7.1% from 2013 to 2014. It’s pretty heartwarming to see so many people get into the spirit of giving, but there are still some …

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The bad news about investing money is that investment fraud is a major problem. It runs the gamut from pyramid schemes to intentionally poor investment advice. Investment fraud can occur when a financial advisor, broker, corporation or investment firm intentionally misrepresents information that’s used to make an investment …

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn. These and many others are all online social networking sites that can lead to lots of sharing and fun, but also carry risks. Online social networks are not harmless. Anyone participating in a social network online assumes some risk of becoming a victim of a …

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Even the unscrupulous want to stay fit these days; to the point they are willing to commit warranty fraud to get a new Fitbit. In the most recent instance, some Fitbit users found that someone was able to log into their accounts and change their passwords and subsequently request new …

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Most everyone now has some size of network inside their homes or small office. Unfortunately, this means we are leaving a few vulnerabilities inside what we believe is our fortress of internet security. Just because all your “stuff” is behind your locked front door, doesn’t mean …

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