- March 20th, 2017
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Online Privacy, PC security
Smart home devices put you at all kinds of risk. Your house can spy on you, your devices can listen to you and they can even identify when you aren’t at home. The connectivity and convenience these devices are built with have advantages and disadvantages. You don’t have to stay at risk; you can boost your security and stay safe from hackers instead!
- February 22nd, 2017
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Online Privacy, Online Safety
Amazon has been hit with a new scam that you need to know about before making any more purchases from them. Certain products, specifically electronics, are advertised as ‘used – like new’ and appear as legitimate deals at great prices, but in reality, is mean to scam you. When you click on these items, they will redirect you to a look-a-like page that appears exactly like an Amazon page would. They are however a phishing site meant to scam and trick you into stealing your personal information and money.
How many devices do you have with cameras around the house? You probably have some laptops, a few cell phones, perhaps a baby monitor, and maybe even a home surveillance system. Even though cameras are meant to enhance our devices capabilities, in reality they are putting us in danger. Cybercriminals are able to hack into these cameras to steal our personal information and spy on us.
Approximately 15 million residents of the United States are victims of identity theft per year. It’s important to protect yourself by taking certain precautions to ensure your data isn’t vulnerable to hackers. These 6 recommendations will ensure you’re protected against your personal information being stolen, and ensure you’re not a victim of identity theft!
This year is coming to a close and we should prepare to protect ourselves from the innovative and imminent cyber threats of 2017. Being aware will keep you ahead of the game and ensure you’re secure and protected against all the latest threats. Learn more about some of the biggest cyber threats to look out for in the upcoming year.