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7 Surprising Things That Can be Hacked

We’re well aware of the dangers that hackers pose to our computers, tablets, and smartphones, but thanks to the growing Internet of Things (IoT), that’s not all they can attack. An increasing number of devices support WiFi and Bluetooth connections, making them just as vulnerable to malicious attacks. The list of items that can be […]

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Security Bucket Lists To Protect Yourself from Online Fraud

Yes, it’s possible: preventing fraudsters from getting you via online trickery and other stealthy actions. Yes, it’s possible to be thinking one step ahead of cyber criminals. You can take precautions to avoid online fraud from happening to you. Let’s begin with e-mails—the conduit through which so many cyber crimes like ID theft occur. Imagine […]

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How to Recognize Online Risks

Would you give up your bank account and credit card numbers to a stranger on the street after he approaches and asks for them? Of course not. But that’s essentially what people do when they’re tricked by online crooksters into revealing sensitive personal information, including their Social Security numbers. One of the most common ways […]

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6 Simple Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Hackers

Twitter hacks are far from an uncommon occurrence. Users ranging from major news media outlets to A-list celebrities have suffered the effects of unscrupulous hackers. Depending on the nature of the hack, the effects can range from annoying to disastrous. While there are ways you can recover from a Twitter hack, a far better tactic […]

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Straight Out of the Movies: Hacking via Fingerprints

Spy movies that feature uber clever hackers are a dime a dozen, and why not? Audiences love the suspense, the made-up technology, the funny jargon, and the pulse-raising music. However, it isn’t so entertaining when those hacks you see on the silver screen make their way into real life and have the potential to affect […]

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Wearable Tech and Personal Security Breaches: 6 Things to Know

Wearable technology is growing rapidly in popularity, with the consulting firm Deloitte predicting as many as 100 million wearable gadgets on the market in 2020. These devices track users’ behavior, lifestyle, and performance, creating what’s known as a “quantifiable self” from the data. While maintaining this quantifiable self can help users follow a fitness regime or […]

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How to Shop Online Safely on Cyber Monday

Last year, shoppers spent record amounts of money on Cyber Monday. A majority of shoppers did their shopping on mobile and tablet devices. The proliferation of mobile and tablet devices should lead to another record Cyber Monday shopping. Adobe predicts that Cyber Monday online spending is expected to break $2.60 billion in 2014. For those […]

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Beware of the POODLE Bug

Do you spend a lot of time surfing the Internet at public places such as Starbucks? There’s a new security bug that you should be aware of. This security vulnerability could give hackers access to your bank, social media, and email accounts! This security hole is called POODLE. No, it doesn’t behave or bark like […]

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Hackers Are Using Cameras to (Unsuccessfully) Mine Bitcoins

Cybercriminals have recently taken a fresh approach at hacking into user devices, branching out into the Internet of Things to attack security cameras. Although the implications are disturbing, this first attack turned out to be a fairly harmless and largely ineffective attempt to mine bitcoins. What is Bitcoin Mining? Bitcoins are a popular form of […]

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