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WhatsApp is a great app for keeping in touch with those we care about and the hackers know it. They probably even use it. It has over 900 million users all over the world. That’s why it is one of the apps being used to try and get people …

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We would all like to think that cyber criminals have become bored with stealing online banking credentials. Unfortunately, they are a persistent lot and online banking customers continue to be targeted. According to a report by Kaspersky Labs report “IT Threat Evolution in Q3 2015,” there were over 5.6 …

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Anti-malware companies estimate that anywhere from 50-70% of all email being sent around is spam. Spam is the electronic version of “junk mail.” Like the physical mail, most of it just goes in the trash, but if it’s catchy enough, you might open it to see what …

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Remember those days when you would run excited to get the mail hoping you got something interesting? Then, remember the days when you checked your email several times a day hoping someone sent you a message or that something interested was in the Inbox? Now, do you run to the …

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It is well-known that Google gathers data for a variety of purposes. However, Apple has a different policy. It actually prohibits the collection of personal information from users of its products. Recently it removed a software development kit (SDK) made by a Chinese company because it violated that policy …

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Cybercrime is growing and morphing into a type of criminal octopus with tentacles reaching far beyond anything previously imagined. Snaking its way into our lives in alarming ways, data breaches are currently producing subsets of cybercrime, some likely to include organized crime. Consumers are in a tizzy, wondering how to …

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After all of the point of sale (POS) system breaches last year like at Home Depot, Bebe, and Chick-fil-A, card issuers are beginning to send out new cards with EMV chip technology. EMV stands for EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa who are the three companies that developed the chip …

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People can be too trusting and in the world of the Internet, that can be dangerous. There is a scam that promises to make you rich using Instagram; and who wouldn’t want to be rich if it’s as easy as sending your debit card and bank account to …

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Hilton Worldwide is engaged in an investigation of a possible data breach. According to a statement, investigators believe it occurred via the Point of Sale (POS) terminals at in its hotel restaurants, coffee shops, and gift stores. The hotels affected include Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Waldorf …

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