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How College Students Can Use Dating Apps Safely - Making Sense of Security

10 Best Ways College Students Can Safely Use Dating Apps

How College Students Can Use Dating Apps Safely  College students are a prime target for cybercriminals. Many college students are active on dating apps, which can be a great way to meet fellow students. Students new to a college or university may use dating apps as a way to meet new mates and find new love.  Each new year at college can be exciting! It’s only natural to want to meet other mates in...

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How Fake Phone Numbers are Spoofed

How Fake Phone Numbers are Spoofed Scammers and cyber criminals have gotten quite clever when it comes to getting your attention. With technology advancing so quickly, it becomes challenging keeping up with the latest scam and how it is masked.  Cyber scammers have turned to calling and text messaging your phone numbers to get information from you. They have become quite savvy when it comes to tricking you into providing the information they want. ...

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Child Abduction 101: Difference between Kidnapping and Abduction 

How to Protect Your Children from Being Kidnapped or Abduction  Every parent wants to do everything they can to prevent their child from being kidnapped or abducted. But what’s the difference between the two?  Most people think that kidnapping and abduction are one and the same, but there is actually a big difference between the two.  Kidnapping is defined as taking a person against their will, with the intent to hold them for ransom...

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How to Protect Your Credit

Here are 14 Simple Steps to Help Protect Your Credit Today It has become more important than ever today to protect your credit and financial data. With identity theft on the rise, one can never be too protective of their credit. Financial crimes keep multiplying and the growth will never stop.  Protecting your credit is more than just identity theft. Your credit can be used in various ways and you may never know. One...

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Best Cyber Dating Tips to Stay Safe on Dating Apps

Best Cyber Dating Tips to Stay Safe on Dating Apps Online dating is one of the many ways to meet today when looking for love. Dating apps have become quite popular and extremely convenient. Just like social media apps, there are so many dating apps today.  There’s more than just Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and Match. Each dating app can have its unique features and themes to help various people find romance. This could be specific...

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Warning Signs of Identity Theft

Warning Signs of Identity Theft Having your private information that can personally identify you stolen and used for scrupulous purposes can be devastating. The crime of identity theft is happening in abundance and will soon happen to each individual on the plant.  Knowing what identity theft is, how it happens, the warning signs and what to do if it happens to you can be more important than one may think.  Unfortunately, some may not...

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Top 10 + Dating Scam Signs

Top 10 + Signs of Dating Scammers Many people everyday going looking for love in the most convenient way – online dating apps. Just like the users on such dating services, there are so many dating sites to choose from. There’s more than just Tinder. You have many choices like Bumble, Match, OKCupid, or even Grindr. These love connection makers offer specialization to find love within various age groups, interests, religion, family, pets and...

Best 12 Steps for Identity Theft Prevention - Making Sense of Security

Best 12 Steps for Identity Theft Prevention

Best 12 Steps for Identity Theft Prevention Identity theft is happening much too often as technology advances. The number of bad guys out to get your private and financial data is only multiplying.  Some say it may be just a matter of time to fall victim to having private identifying information stolen.  The less people take measures to protect their personal information, the easier it is for them to become a victim.  The more...

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5 Cyber Tips for Cautious Online Activity

It’s almost time for the holiday season which means people love to share what they shop for, events and parties they attend and more. From posting to social media to shopping online, the more convenience we have at our fingertips, so do cybercriminals and others with bad intent. Check out these cyber tips below to use caution with your online activity. You are responsible for your online safety. Take the time to not make...

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

As we enter the New Year, be sure to keep up, or adopt, these good data security habits to avoid identity theft   Are you doing enough to reduce the risk of having your identity stolen? As you start the New Year, this is a good time to reflect on what kinds of measures you should take to prevent thieves from stealing and using your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for fraudulent activities. As more...

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Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers

Who loves tax season besides accountants? Hackers  It’s tax time in the United States, and even if you’re pretty sure you did everything right, you’re worried. Did I file correctly? Did I claim the right deductions? Will I get audited? Unfortunately, tax season brings out scammers eager to take advantage of your anxiety. The tax scam landscape First, know that you’re probably doing a good job with your taxes. Less than 2% of returns...

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund

Don’t Let Tax Fraud Ruin Your IRS Refund Here’s how to lock down your data this tax season Tax season is always a high time for scams that put our money and information at risk. But this year securing your data may be more important than ever, due to a spike in unemployment fraud. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs over the course of the pandemic, and states have seen a surge in...

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How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment

How to Stay Connected and Protected in a Remote Work Environment   Advancements in cloud solutions and collaboration tools in recent years, coupled with the necessity of going remote due to the pandemic, have empowered today’s workforce to choose where they want to work. While the ability to work from anywhere—home, the library, coffee shops or even the beach– gives employees increased flexibility, the shift from the traditional office setting has exposed security and logistical...

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Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection

Check up on Your Virtual Safety: Tips for Telehealth Protection In a poll conducted by the Canadian Medical Association, nearly half of Canadians have used telehealth services since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, in a recent McAfee study, we found that 21% of Canadians have used the internet for a doctor visit in 2020, and 28% said that such online visits will become a part of their routine moving forward Telehealth, or virtual...

New Release: 2021 Remote Workforce Security Report

Holger Schultze wrote: The need to secure the remote workforce has never been more critical. A year into the pandemic, organizations are still grappling with how to protect their assets. The Remote Workforce Security Report reveals the status of organizations’ efforts to secure the new workforce, key challenges, and unique security threats faced by organizations, technology gaps and preferences, investment priorities, and more. Key findings include: Almost three-quarters of organizations are concerned about the...

New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

New UK National Cyber Security Centre Head Warns that Cybersecurity Should be Taken More Seriously

Even though the UK has made ‘huge progress’ on cybersecurity efforts, the new Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Lindy Cameron believes that the current efforts are still not enough. The new security head previously worked as a Director-General for the North Ireland office. She also worked for the Department for International Development (DfID), and was responsible for international programs in Africa and APAC. In her upcoming speech to Queen’s University...

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A Discussion on How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Is your PC shielded against ransomware assaults? Ransomware is a kind of malware (vindictive programming) which crooks use to extract money. It holds info to payoff with encoding or by keeping clients locked from their gadgets. This article shows you everything to know on how to prevent ransomware attacks. We investigate the various approaches to shield your PC and your information from ransomware assaults. Pernicious programming that utilizes encoding to hold information for delivery...

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A Can of Phish Bait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well written, this email, apparently from the human resources department at the target company, actually came from phishers located in...

Spoofing Tailored to Financial Departments

Spoofing Tailored to Financial Departments

Researchers at Area 1 Security have warned of a large spear phishing campaign targeting financial departments and C-suite employees with spoofed Microsoft 365 login pages. The researchers say that in some cases the attackers “specifically targeted newly-selected CEOs during critical transitionary periods.” Additionally, the attackers went after executives’ assistants. “Beyond financial departments, the attackers also targeted C-suite and executive assistants,” Area 1 says. “Targeting high-level assistants is an often overlooked method of initial entry,...

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Why Should You Be Using DMARC? 3 Billion Spoofed Emails are Being Sent Everyday

In a recent report from TechRadar, email is still the most popular form of malware distribution. Billions of emails that are spoofed are being sent everyday. Even though email is still the oldest form of online communication, it is still the go-to platform for cybercriminals to attempt to infiltrate. According to the report by Vailmail, “80% of all email inbox providers do DMARC check on inbound emails”. And with the pandemic, COVID-19 has been...

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Researchers Have Their Eye on Malicious Clones of Android Apps That Put Devices at Risk

Researchers at Check Point have found malicious apps in the Google Play Store that will download Trojans to infected devices. “Check Point Research (CPR) recently discovered a new Dropper spreading via the official Google Play store, which downloads and installs the AlienBot Banker and MRAT,” the researchers write. “This Dropper, dubbed Clast82, utilizes a series of techniques to avoid detection by Google Play Protect detection, completes the evaluation period successfully and changes the payload...

Ransomware Attacks Are Growing More Costly and Effective by the Day

Ransomware Attacks Are Growing More Costly and Effective by the Day

The availability of commodity bots and ransomware is making the business of ransomware accessible to just about every. And, according to new data, everyone’s getting in on the game. We love reports that provide an insightful view into what the bad guys are doing, quantifying what we’re all experiencing as an industry. A new report from threat intelligence firm Group-IB entitled Ransomware Uncovered 2020-2021 sheds some much needed light on the current state of...

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The 3 Vehicles Most Likely To Survive An EMP Attack

When it comes to disasters we all hope that our vehicle will get us out of dodge if needed… But, what would you do if there was an EMP attack? An electromagnetic pulse attack (EMP) is a burst of electromagnetic energy, it can be a natural occurrence or man-made. The problem is, there is no guarantee what will or won’t be damaged from an EMP. Our electric grid would likely be heavily damaged, if...

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Military Tips To Survive The Brutal Cold

“A man in the cold is not necessarily a cold man.”– Mike Tipton. Knowing how to survive is key. Tyson S. was a 30-year-old man from Utah who moved to a remote part of Alaska. He had been living alone after purchasing his cabin. His nearest neighbor was over 20 miles away. Beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes separated Tyson from civilization. Yet, one mistake almost cost him his life. Tyson told police that his...

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Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users

Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users To live our digital lives to the fullest, we rely on a variety of technologies to support our online activities. And while some apps and devices are meant to make certain tasks more convenient or provide us with greater security, others simply offer a false sense of security and could potentially lead to online misfortune. One such platform is SuperVPN. While users...

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