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Does your app know where you are?

by Federal Trade Commission

Social Media Apps

Who knows where you are right now? The apps on your smartphone might — even if you’re not using them.
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5 Ways to prevent Airline WiFi from Hackers

by Robert Siciliano

Airport Wi-Fi

When getting on a flight many business professionals connect online. It’s common these days to see a number of people on an airplane busy at their laptops—business-looking people dressed in suits, eyes pasted to spreadsheets, charts, graphs and other grinding tasks. … Continue Reading

The Guide to Securing Your New Tech Toys

by Robert Siciliano

Multiple Devices

Ho ho ho! It seems that this year, Santa’s sleigh was filled with technology—laptops, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc. Playing with and learning about your new tech toy is fun, but remember to secure your device. It would be a total bummer if your new toy was suddenly compromised by a virus or hacked into. … Continue Reading

Five Resolutions for a Scam-Free New Year

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

2013

This New Year, you may resolve to eat healthier, get organized or find a new job. But add to your list of resolutions a promise to be savvier about scams. This year, follow our five resolutions and stay scam free in 2015. … Continue Reading

Where Do Your Photos Go Once You Post Them Online?

by ITRC

Little Girl iPad

Social media and image sharing sites have made it possible for families and friends to be connected no matter how far geography separates them. With instant photo uploads and websites like Flickr and Instagram, it’s easier than ever to show Grandma the baby’s first steps, or to let your friends see that adorable face your son made while eating broccoli. … Continue Reading

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How to Deal with Phishing Scams

When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. Don’t reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Don’t click on links within them either – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust. It isn’t. … Continue Reading

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Anthem Hack Attack, Part 2: Phishing Scams

Last week I told you about health insurer Anthem’s data breachaffecting more than 80 million customers. This week, I’m telling you about scam artists who are sending phony “Anthem” emails that pretend to help customers, but actually phish for their personal information.
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