- March 12th, 2014
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More and more people are beginning to use cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, and more businesses are beginning to accept it. The growing popularity, however, means thieves are also increasingly interested in stealing it.
Cryptocurrency is a digital currency. There is nothing physical—no coins or dollar bills—and it is generated (“mined”) by computers performing complex mathematical calculations. Bitcoin is perhaps the most well-known digital currency currently available, but there are plenty of others, including dogecoin, mazacoin, megacoin, and even solarcoin.
Continue Reading… Bitcoins: What You Need to Know About Securing Digital Currency
- March 5th, 2014
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Online Privacy, PC security
It’s exciting to see a Friend Request at the top of your Facebook page. You’re likely to accept Friend Requests without thinking twice, especially if it’s a friend or a name you recognize. You may even be thinking that there’s no real harm in accepting all Friend Requests that come your way. Having more friends means you’re more popular…right?
Continue Reading… Don’t Be Too Quick to Accept That Friend Request!
- February 27th, 2014
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It’s a common enough scenario, and familiar to most: When typing a URL in the Web browser’s address bar, you accidentally mistype the name. You may type ctibank.com instead of citibank.com, gacebook.com instead of facebook.com, or the ever popular gooogle.com instead of google.com.
The page at the wrong address is an example of typosquatting, where scammers register domains with names that are similar to legitimate sites. The owner of the site benefits from the fact that the user mistyped the name, whether by displaying ads and links, setting up fake storefronts, or tricking users with phishing pages.
Continue Reading.. Typosquatting: How Spelling Errors Could Lead to Scams
- February 12th, 2014
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February 14th is a day for love: couples celebrate their love and singles mingle. Regardless of which category you fall under, you’ll likely use the Internet to plan for this day. For example, couples might search to find a fancy restaurant for a romantic night, while singles might search for a love connection using an online dating website. But as you are celebrating your love, don’t let your guard down, as criminals are hoping you’ll fall for their scams.
Continue Reading… Valentine’s Day: Don’t Let Online Scams Break Your Heart!
Anyone who has ever used the Internet has looked up at their browser’s address bar and noticed a series of letters that either looks like this ‘HTTP’, or like this ‘HTTPS’. At first glance, it may seem like it’s just the letter S. In reality though, it is much more complicated than that.
Continue Reading… HTTPS: The S is More Than Just a Letter