Your phone rings. The caller ID says ‘Windows Support,’ so you answer.
“Hi,” the caller says, giving a name. “I’m calling from Windows support. We’ve been receiving some error messages from your computer.” The caller says he can fix those errors if you give him remote access to your computer. You’re worried, so you agree.
Continue Reading… Who is Really on the Other End of the Line? Beware of Fake Support Scams!
It’s that time of the year again where consumers begin their hunt for the best shopping deals. As consumers meticulously compare prices and products from online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores, it’s important that you put in the same amount of attention into online security.
We’ve compiled a list of online shopping security tips you can put into practice, so that you can safely cross off your shopping list!
Continue Reading… Stay Safe This Shopping Season with These Security Tips
Target, The Home Depot, and Kmart are just a few companies that were hit by a recent credit card breach. And the undeniable truth is it’s only a matter of time before another company makes headline news.
With the holiday season just around the corner, finding the perfect gift is on the minds of many consumers. In spite of the massive credit card breaches that have happened this year, a recent study by Deloitte found that while 42 percent of consumers are concerned about their personal data when making in-store purchases, 56 percent will still shop at retailers that have experienced a data breach. What this implies is that many consumers have accepted credit card breaches to be the norm.
Continue Reading… Credit Card Breaches Happen: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself
The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing our everyday lives.
The term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection of uniquely identifiable devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. In more simple terms, it’s an environment where Internet-connected devices and sensors communicate with each other to perform a designated task. The end result is automation, efficiency, safety, and convenience- just to name a few.
Continue Reading… The Benefits and Security Risks of the Internet of Things
If you’re a recent college graduate or are otherwise new to the workforce (or even if you’ve had jobs before), you could fall victim to an online job scam if you’re not careful. Particularly during challenging economic times when jobs are scarce and your bills are quickly piling up, desperation might set in and cause you to let down your guard.
Continue Reading… Are You Being Worked? How to Detect Online Job Scams