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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…

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5 Scam Prevention Tips for Seniors

5 Scam Prevention Tips for Seniors How can people who didn’t grow up with technology protect themselves against some of the most common types of online fraud? Did you know that scammers prey on the elderly more than any other age group? In fact, one study found that seniors lose approximately $36.5 billion each year…

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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…

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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…

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Tinder to Get Panic Button and Catfish-Fighting Facial Recognition

Tinder to Get Panic Button and Catfish-Fighting Facial Recognition In an effort to keep users safe – and when it comes to Tinder or other dating apps, that means keeping them from being raped, murdered or even, in one horrific case, dismembered. Tinder is incorporating a panic button into the app, as well as Artificial…

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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…

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5 ways businesses can avoid phishing scams online

5 Ways Businesses Can Avoid Phishing Scams Online The concept of phishing is gaining immense popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. People, by and large, are becoming victims of such fraudulent activities. Therefore, we have come up with 5 ways businesses can avoid getting trapped with emails that are meant to deteriorate their online identity. Based…

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5 Signs You’re Being Catfished on Tinder

  5 Signs You’re Being Catfished on Tinder –  What You Need to Know and What You Can Do About it Thanks to advancing technology, the use of dating apps has made it possible to meet the love of your life. In fact, it’s more common than you think, with 1 in 5 relationships now…

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Website or hacker trap? Here’s how to tell

How to know if the website is a hack According to defectors, North Korea’s cyber army has about 7,000 hackers. Their job is to wreak havoc on the country’s enemies. Recently, North Korean hackers targeted cybersecurity researchers in the U.S. North Korean hackers set up a fake cybersecurity company called SecuriElite. They also created fake…

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Beware Of GetYourStimulusCheck.com And Other Coronavirus-Themed Domains

The likely victims, and what they can lose. With people losing jobs and businesses closing shop due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government has decided earlier this year to release financial aid. This assistance comes in the form of a US$2-trillion monetary stimulus package with the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

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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…

How Does Ransomware Spread Globally? Through Malware.

How Does Ransomware Spread Globally? Through Malware.

Ransomware is a type of malware that involves encrypting a company’s or individual’s useful data or blocking users from accessing their computer systems in exchange for a given amount of money. Cybercriminals are always on the look-out for creatives means for getting a hold of your data so that they can have them at ransom.…

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How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Seniors

How to Spot, and Prevent, the Tax Scams That Target Seniors Elderly scams cost seniors in the U.S. some $3 billion annually. And tax season adds a healthy sum to that appalling figure. What makes seniors such a prime target for tax scams? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) states several factors. For one, seniors…