Guest Post – Why Should Data Security Be Your Top Priority

Have you or your business been a victim of data theft?  Would you even know if you were?  In this world where almost everything is accessible online, data security has become a global issue. Many criminal minds have surfaced throughout the years, using their skills in technology to illegally make money at the expense of other people’s information online. In fact, ...

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Scam Week – How Scammers Get Paid

When a scammer gets your money, it is usually gone for good.  There are many ways that scammers use to receive payments from their victims, and often they will use methods that are unusual, such as gift cards, bitcoin, or other currency substitutes.

Today I will describe the different payment methods, and what advantages they offer the scammer.  What a ...

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Scam Week – Don’t Fall For Scams

Have you fallen for an online or telephone scam? How much money did you lose?  I’ve personally known of two cases where the amount lost was $500 and $16,000, but scammers often get more.

If you are above the age of 55, you most certainly have been targeted by telephone callers and cyber-scammers, and received emails, text messages, Facebook messages, ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


‘Was the Iowa Caucus Hacked?’

People Are Searching for Answers
After a night of confusion and uncertainty in which no results were reported for the Iowa Democratic caucus, people are searching for answers. As a cybersecurity journalist, I probably consider the hacking possibilities more than most, but it was hard not to wonder. Adding to the fire ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


The FBI Says Your TV Is Probably Spying On You

Last week, the FBI, that bastion of sage privacy and security advice, issued a blog post out of its Portland field office warning cyber Monday shoppers that their smart TV is a little too smart, and likely watches you as much as you watch it. The ...

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