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This dangerous new virus will rob your bank account

The way that cybercriminals distribute malware is ever changing, but some things have stayed the same—such as text message scams and phishing emails. The thing is, many people are now getting wise to these attacks, so cybercriminals are having to come up with new, ingenious scams that will fool us into clicking. These newer scams […]

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Facebook privacy

Here’s how Facebook is spying on you, and what you can do to stop it

Facebook is in a world of trouble. What with lax policies that have compromised over 50 million Facebook users’ data and enabled Russians to influence the presidential election—not to mention the strategic partnerships it has in place to spy on your online activities—it’s little wonder the company’s stock tumbled by almost $50 billion this past […]

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Your fitness app might be exposing where you live

Social fitness apps allow us to share our training, track our progress, and follow our friends’ workouts. They’ve done more to motivate people to stay active than perhaps any other workout tool, building a community for like-minded people to share their passion for health and fitness. The trouble is, these apps can also expose sensitive […]

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cybersecurity

These industries are most vulnerable to cyber attacks

Nobody is immune to cyber attacks. From clothing stores to insurance providers, any company is a potential victim. Cybercriminals don’t discriminate on who to hit, as long as they can profit from it. However, data has shown certain industries are more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Here are four examples. 1. Healthcare Several large-scale cyber threats […]

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identity theft

Here are all the terrible things a criminal can do with your Social Security number

Identity theft is a serious problem in the US. In 2017 alone, more than 16.7 million people were affected. Most of the time, criminals steal your identity by having access to your Social Security number. What’s worse: you might not even realize what’s happening until it’s too late. There are several ways hackers can get […]

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Password security

3 common password security myths exposed

From social media to office emails, people use passwords on almost all facets of internet communication. Why, then, do they still create passwords that would take a hacker only a few seconds or minutes to crack? Most likely, it is because of the misconceptions surrounding password security. Users still believe certain things when it comes […]

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