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Is your Phone being tracked?

by Robert Siciliano

Tech Devices

The owner of your favorite restaurant may be tracking your every move—via your smartphone. Not because he’s a snoop, but because he believes knowing when and where you go for entertainment will benefit his business. … Continue Reading

7 Safety tips on the Mobile Internet

by Robert Siciliano

MobileApplications

It’s time to know all the ways you can make sure you’re safe when in mobile space to prevent identity theft. … Continue Reading

The New Net Cetera: Hot off the Press

by Federal Trade Commission

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This just in: The revision of the FTC’s free guide, Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, is hot off the press. The booklet has updated tips for parents, teachers, and other adults to use when talking with kids about online safety and digital citizenship. … Continue Reading

Using your Mobile to protect you from criminals

by Robert Siciliano

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Your mobile phone number is almost as good as your fingerprint: very unique to you, and as a second factor authentication device via text message, acts as access control through which to access certain web sites.

SMS two factor authentication as it’s know is the sending of unique one time pass codes that turns your mobile phone into a recipient of a onetime password or “OTP”. … Continue Reading

An In-App Surprise: How to Lose Hundreds in 15 Minutes

by Federal Trade Commission

Social Media Apps

Quick: name a way your kids could rack up hundreds of dollars in charges in under 15 minutes without you being the wiser.

One answer: through an app on your iPhone or other Apple device. … Continue Reading

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