Posts Tagged ‘Privacy’


Don’t Be Fooled When Scammers Threaten to Spill a Dirty Little Secret

Posted August 13, 2018 by
What would you do if a stranger claimed to have compromising webcam footage of you and threatened to share it with your contacts? A new, very convincing email scam is making some users very nervous. The Sextortion Scam It’s as disturbing as it sounds. A scammer emails you saying that they got access to your…

Using a QR Code to Log In

Posted April 02, 2018 by
Passwords are still an incredibly valuable part of security, but it’s becoming quite difficult to maximize network security through passwords alone. Even if you somehow manage to sell the idea of network security to your staff, whether or not they follow through is another thing entirely. It’s critical that you make it as easy as…

Encryption Helps Keep your Smartphone Secure

Posted March 30, 2018 by
These days just about everyone has a smartphone; and, they can do some pretty incredible things. One place that the average smartphone may seem to be a little loose is in the arena of data security. Today’s smartphones do, in fact, come with encryption by default, so there is some semblance of device security on…

Preventing Identity Theft Should be a Priority, But Do You Know How to Handle It?

Posted March 26, 2018 by
The more people use technology, the more they have to deal with the negative aspects of doing so. One of the most prevalent problems users experience today is cybercrime that leads to identity theft. What can you do to prevent this from happening to you? There are numerous ways that a potential identity thief can…

Tip of the Week: ‘Secure’ Browsing Doesn’t Mean ‘Private’

Posted March 14, 2018 by
Internet browsers, for the most part, provide enough security for the average user to come out unscathed. Nowadays, people deal with many more threats than they once did, but by in large, users stay secure when using today’s most popular browsers. Privacy, however, is a whole different matter. Nearly every brand of browser offers some…

Do You Use Two-Factor Authentication? If So, You’re in the Minority

Posted January 02, 2018 by
Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is a very beneficial addition to consider for your cybersecurity. However, a research study unearthed a few surprising takeaways that indicate that 2FA may not be adopted as much as one might expect it to be. Researchers at Duo Labs, using data compiled by Survey Sampling International, designed a…

Boosting Your Security Only Takes Another Layer of Authentication

Posted November 07, 2017 by
Data breaches are so common nowadays that you’re lucky not to see one in the breaking news section of any news outlet. How is your business preparing for the inevitable data breach of intellectual properly and sensitive information? You need to start considering preventative measures, like two-factor authentication, to keep your data secure. The main…

Google Is Increasing Security For High-Risk Users

Posted November 03, 2017 by
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take advantage of a built-in security feature that could lock down your Google services in the event of a potential data breach? Thanks to attacks on high-profile users, Google is now offering this service to those who are at considerable risk of having their accounts hacked. This type…

Alert: New ATM Scam Can Steal 32,000 Card Numbers Per Machine

Posted October 04, 2016 by
Banks and companies that manage automated teller machines, better known as ATMs, have been warned against another method thieves have been utilizing to commit identity theft–by no less than the Secret Service. Machines in Connecticut and Pennsylvania have been found to have periscope skimmer devices attached inside, especially in those machines with openable lids that…

According to FBI Director, Privacy is a Misnomer

Posted September 28, 2016 by
There’s an ongoing debate concerning whether the United States Constitution gives the American government the right to access data held on electronic devices by its citizens. In case they didn’t make themselves heard clearly enough, the director of the FBI, James Comey, has released a statement at Symantec’s Annual Government Symposium. You might not like…


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