09/14/2018 02:19 PM EDT
NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise caution in handling any email with a subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to the hurricane, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. User should also be wary of fraudulent social media pleas, calls, texts, donation websites, and door-to-door solicitations relating to the hurricane.
08/14/2018 10:04 PM EDT
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on building a digital defense against travel scams. FBI explains how scammers trick consumers with “free” vacation ploys. These offers may be fake or involve hidden fees. Legitimate companies will not ask prize winners to pay to claim their reward.
The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era rules that outlined how to launch cyberattacks on other nations.
An identity theft online dating scam led police to uncover texts that detailed the murder-for-hire plot. Yeah, that’s right, your new boyfriend wants you to bump off Mom, and you agree to it. Get a clue – seriously.
Nuro, the self-driving delivery vehicle, is starting a pilot delivery program with Kroger in Scottsdale, AZ.
Shock! It appears Google can track the location of anyone using some of its apps on Android or iPhone even when they’ve told it not to. Checking this in Maps can be done by visiting Google’s Account Settings >My Account Activity > Other Account Activity > click ‘Visit Timeline’ under Location History. This should show a history of a user’s movements while using their device. I did this and Google had the last 5 years of business and personal travel displayed. Yow!
This simple setup will help you discover if your apps are listening in on you.
Sharing the surveillance love with iPhone users! Apple’s working to keep iPhones from eavesdropping on us, through privacy policies, short buffer windows, local storage, and app review.
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