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950 Million Android Phones Vulnerable to Hacking

by Jim Malmberg

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If you haven’t been paying attention to the news this morning, you may have missed the latest hacking vulnerability. This one involved virtually every single cell phone powered by Android worldwide. The most frightening thing about this is that the only thing a hacker needs to know to gain access to everything on your phone is your phone number. … Continue Reading

Signs You have Malware and what You can do

by Robert Siciliano

Malware-Virus 2

Not all computer viruses immediately crash your device in a dramatic display. A virus can run in the background, quietly creeping around on its tip-toes, stealing things and messing things up along the way. If your computer has a virus, here’s what may happen: … Continue Reading

Got 3 minutes for computer security?

by Federal Trade Commission

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You wouldn’t leave your house keys in the door, would you? Of course not — most people keep their homes and cars locked and secured at all times. If not, someone could get in and steal your belongings and personal information. … Continue Reading

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NEW INTEL SECURITY “CYBER PARENTING” STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON KIDS’ ONLINE LIVES AND PARENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD INTERNET SAFETY

Do you know what your kids are doing online? Coinciding with Internet Safety Month, this June Intel Security (an NCSA Board member company) released findings from its new study, “The Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens Are Up To Online,” which examined both parents’ concerns and the behaviors of American pre-teens and teenagers online and on social media. … Continue Reading

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