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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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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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How hackers can drain your bank account using the SIM card scam

These days, it’s tough to protect your personal information. Things like your name, date of birth, address, phone number, and of course Social Security number are all at risk, and with our reliance on social media and our willingness to share personal details online, hackers are finding it easier than ever to steal our identities. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Phishing

If you received a phishing email, would you be able to recognize it before it’s too late? Phishing is a crime in which identity thieves attempt to elicit sensitive, personal information from you by masquerading as a trustworthy source in electronic communication. For instance, an identity thief might pose as a friend, your bank, or […]

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How to Recognize a Phishing Scam

So someone comes up to you in a restaurant—a complete stranger—and asks to look at your driver’s license. What do you do? Show it to that person? You’d have to be one loony tune to do that. However, this same blindness to security occurs all the time when a person is tricked by a “phishing” […]

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