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Raising Digital Citizens

Teach your children to become good digital citizens with these resources.

by Stay Safe Online

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The Internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken. Allowing free access puts your child, your computer and your personal data at risk. … Continue Reading

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Heartbleed: Free Tool To Check if That Site is Safe

by Robert Siciliano

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I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you’re in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about. … Continue Reading

8 Tips to Prevent Post Holiday Credit Card Fraud

by Robert Siciliano

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With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that will go a super long way in preventing post holiday account takeover in the form of credit card fraud. … Continue Reading

Avoiding Disaster Relief Charity Scams

by Robin Slade

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Many people respond generously in the face of disasters, whether they happen close to home or around the globe. Natural disasters bring with them high scam risk. The Federal Trade Commission and Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (us-cert.gov) reminders indicate that email scams and hacking … Continue Reading

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 10th Anniversary

by the FraudAvengers Founders

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Awareness gives us the wonderful chance to be prepared – in the case of cyber security the opportunity is to protect our business, family and individual information and assets. … Continue Reading

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Last week’s hack of JP Morgan Chase servers may not result in immediate ID theft, but customers of the bank need to be watching their statements closely. A video report of on the extent of the breach – which affects 76 million households – can be found below. While Chase was apparently able to prevent hackers from gaining access to account and social security numbers, you’ll find our analysis of the situation below the video. … Continue Reading

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