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Those social media quizzes and surveys? Yeah, they’re probably stealing your data.
Hacking’s not just for computers anymore. See why your phone is vulnerable.
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Next Monday Jan 28 is Data Privacy Day. According to StaySafeOnline.org, “Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is observed annually on Jan. 28.
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Ever feel like there should be a 12-step program for your cybersecurity career? “Hello, I’m Bob and I’m a recovering cybersecurity professional.” Doing the same old “defense in depth” stuff and still the barbarians get onto your network and wreak havoc. Remember the definition of insanity? “Doing the same thing and expecting different results.” As with any 12-step program, the first step would ...Continue Reading →
Every year about this time, cyber-criminal groups start to ramp up for the annual income tax fraud season. If you would prefer to receive your own tax refund, as opposed to letting some scam artist get it instead, the basic solution is to file your returns as early as possible. Here are some things to be watching for.
It can be overwhelming to learn you’ve been a victim of identity theft. As in your case, crimes involving identity theft and credit fraud are often committed online.
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One of the worst things that can happen to you online is when someone hijacks one of your social network accounts. When unauthorized bad-actors get your Facebook or Twitter password, they can use your account to impersonate you, and to send all sorts of friend requests, share requests, spam, and posts with click-bait links that can lead your friends to web pages that will steal their information or silently download and ...Continue Reading →
A new phishing campaign by the Iranian state-sponsored group known as “Charming Kitten” is using new tactics to trick users out of their passwords and both SMS and app generated two-factor codes. Charming Kitten is tied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard. This campaign has been ongoing since October 2018. Information on this attack was released on December 18, 2018 by Certfa Lab.
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I have written before about how our smartphones are ratting out our location, using GPS and even just cell tower location information. The New York Times recently published a story that followed a woman throughout her day and discovered that her location was collected over 8000 in a single day. From the location database they purchased from a location data broker, they were ...Continue Reading →