- Keep Your Browser Updated to Reduce Threats!
- IRS doesn’t take iTunes cards as tax payment – Bankrate.com
- Bitstamp Becomes First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange in the World – Softpedia News
- Breaking News: Malware That Drained $4 Million From Bank Accounts Is Spreading Again – Komando
- Weekly analysis – 16th April 2016 to 23rd April 2016
- Business Email Scams Rise Sharply: FBI – Credit Union Times
- Have you been targeted by these scammers posing as Eir? – Irish Independent
- Watch out for summer employment scams – whnt.com
- Don’t fall for these job scams! – whnt.com
- Watch out for scams, especially around tax season – Rapid City Journal
- Data protection & privacy laws – Financier Worldwide
- Scam Squad: Be suspicious of all links in emails – Green Valley News
- Weekly analysis – 9th April 2016 to 16th April 2016
- BBB: Scammers masquerading as credit union – GoDanRiver.com
- Scammers pose as Member One Federal Credit Union in texts – WSLS
- 5 Ways to Build up Your Emergency Fund
- Wash. school district suffers data breach – SecurityInfoWatch
- TA16-105A: Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced
- Philadelphia CEO: Protect yourself from scammers this tax season – Philadelphia Business Journal (blog)
- Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud” – Wawa-news.com
- What You Should Know About Identity Theft – Livermore Independent
In life emergencies happen. Sometimes we are prepared and sometimes we aren’t. When it comes to potential financial emergencies, we can be prepared. Starting and building an emergency fund is a great way to be prepared and also helps give you more security and peace of mind.
Listed below are 5 ways you can build up your emergency fund:
Life Hacker recently posted a list of the Top 10 Tech Security Basics that Everyone Should Know. Listed below are the top 5: Read more
Privacy policies – most if not all reputable websites have them. Privacy policies are helpful in telling website visitors about which information is being collected and tracked. However, typical privacy policies are long and full of legal jargon that can be overwhelming and dare I say boring to the average website user. Let’s face it, most people don’t ever read them. Read more
Is your computer safe? Did you know that hackers can brute force their way remotely, into your computer? Listed below are the top 10 usernames and passwords to avoid using: Read more
Cybercriminals are becoming more savvy. As a result, security professionals must become more savvy as well, and find better – more efficient ways to circumvent threats.
Having a good credit score is important to your financial health. It enables you to get more credit, receive better interest rates on loans and credit cards and increases your purchasing power. However, there are some common credit card myths floating around that contrary to the belief, can actually hurt your credit score.
It’s 2016. The internet is no longer in infancy but now floating in a comfortable age of maturity. Big data is here to stay and security is the name of the game. Though it is 2016 and the internet is not “new”, people still forget that an easy password to remember is also a password that can easily be figured out with modern brute force hacking techniques. After all, criminals only get smarter, right? Which, is why we should be smarter too and use more complex passwords or at the very least, passphrases.
The following passwords, made the top 5 of the “25 Worst and Most Overused Passwords” List:
It’s that time of year again. The scammers are out and their game is to call you up pretending to be the IRS and demand money.
The scary part of this scam is that the call seems legit as you are presented with an automated menu, which eventually leads to a call center. From that point, you will then be asked to supply your private information such as your social security number so they can verify your “case file”. All of this is fake and designed to get you to share private data.
A good rule of thumb is, never give out sensitive data like your social security number, bank account information, credit card information, and the like over the phone, if you aren’t 100% certain that the caller or company on the other line is legit.
Check out this interesting article from CNBC that details one person’s account with these scammers.