How to get rid of your old devices safely

Disposing of old tech isn’t a one-click solution; there are multiple things you have to consider before moving on to greener pastures Black Friday, Cyber Monday and even Christmas are behind us. Which means some of us may have been fortunate enough to unwrap a shiny new laptop, smartphone or tablet. But what about our

20 tips for 2020: Mistakes to avoid

In the first instalment of this two-article series we will be looking at cybersecurity habits to avoid when using your computing devices As we’re entering 2020, we’re also plotting out our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of suggesting what you should do next year, however, let’s have a look at some cybersecurity mistakes you should avoid

20 tips for 2020: Be smarter with your smartphone

In the second blogpost of this two-part series we’ll suggest handy tips to help enhance the security of your mobile devices Yesterday, we discussed bad cybersecurity habits you should avoid in 2020, especially where computers are involved. We’re not done yet. Some of the recommendations apply to both computers and smartphones, such as being especially

Discovering Careers in Cybersecurity

We were excited to celebrate National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW), November 11-16, 2019. Technology and cybersecurity play a vital role in many facets of our lives. Our growing dependence on the internet and the convenience of technology comes with unique challenges. Attackers are constantly trying to steal sensitive data and cripple systems, such as

3 security tips to protect yourself from skimming attacks

E-commerce sites are trying to keep up with sophisticated skimming schemes, but chances are your credit card information will still be compromised. A security expert offers advice. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talks with Aanand Krishnan, founder and CEO of Tala Security, about protecting consumers’ identity while shopping online. The following is an edited transcript of their

Get yourself cybersecure for 2020

Technology is changing our lives for the better; yet it’s also exposing us to organised crime, online scammers and hackers – and whole industries built around monetising our personal data. But you don’t have to be resigned to cyber-victimhood. Give yourself, and your devices, a security update for 2020 and start fighting back. Random and

NSA congratulates Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE)

FORT MEADE, Md., Dec. 13, 2019 — The following academic institutions were recognized as designated or re-designated CAE schools at the November 2019 NICE conference: Air Force Institute of Technology Arapahoe Community College Auburn University Baker College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Brookdale Community College Butler Community College Century College Coastline Community College Columbus State

FTC Obtains Record $191 Million Settlement from University of Phoenix to Resolve FTC Charges It Used Deceptive Advertising to Attract Prospective Students

The University of Phoenix (UOP) and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, will settle for a record $191 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive advertisements that falsely touted their relationships and job opportunities with companies such as AT&T, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Twitter, and The American Red Cross. Under the settlement unanimously

Hackers Steal $49 million in Cryptocurrency Exchange Upbit Ethereum

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit today said hackers could steal $49 million in Ethereum. On 27 November, the crypto-coins were moved from Upbeat Ethereum Hot Wallet to an unknown wallet, announced Doo-myeon’s CEO Lee Seok-woo who operates Upbit. In a publication on the Upbit website, the hackers, Seokwoo, disclosed 342,000 ETH (Ethereum), equivalent to approximately

5 scams to watch out for this shopping season

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner and scammers are gearing up to flood you with bogus offers According to Adobe, consumers in the US are predicted to spend a staggering US$143.7 billion this shopping holiday season. Unsurprisingly, smartphones are expected to account for a significant part of the purchases made. Shopping

New FBI Wanted App

The FBI has launched a free new mobile app to enlist the public’s help in locating and identifying wanted fugitives, missing persons, and others sought by the Bureau. You’re watching your local news on TV when you see a story on a wanted fugitive in your community. The person looks like someone you’ve seen living

FBI Releases New Bank Robbers Mobile App

The FBI launched a mobile version of its Bank Robbers website to make it easier for smartphone users to view photos and information about bank robberies. Back in December 2012, the FBI launched its Bank Robbers website featuring a gallery of unknown bank robbery suspects wanted by the Bureau. Because the FBI, in its own

FBI Seeking Tech Experts to Become Cyber Special Agents

“One thing that no one else can offer is the mission and the camaraderie and the teamwork the FBI brings to the table,” Anderson said. “Cyber agents will be integrated into all the different violations that we work. So whether it’s a counterterrorism or counterintelligence investigation, they could be the lead agent in the case.”

Protecting Our Children with Technology and Partnerships

Essentially, CETS is a repository that can be filled with records pertaining to child pornography and child exploitation cases. The system can contain images, case information, identities of known offenders along with information about their Internet addresses, and other related material. The program can analyze millions of pornographic images, helping law enforcement personnel avoid duplication

New Tools to Find FBI’s Most Wanted

Not all FBI fugitives are included in the Most Wanted section. Many bank robbers, for example, are publicized through local Bureau press releases or through various state or local websites. See our Bank Robbery webpage for a list of those sites and additional information. Early on, our fugitive posters were commonplace in federal buildings, most