Identity theft is defined as the unauthorized use of another’s personal information for criminal gain. Identity theft can range from stealing someone’s credit card information and selling it, to making unauthorized purchases to taking control of current accounts and setting up new accounts and totally compromising an individual’s identity. How do these criminals steal your identity? What can you do to protect yourself, your good name and your accounts? Let’s start with the ‘Dark Web’. It’s not a place theRead more
While you may be unaware of this hacking technique, it’s the fastest growing malware threat being optimized by todays cyber-criminals. Called Keylogging, this spyware records everything – every stroke you type – into your keyboard. In fact, you may be under the hand of malicious cyber-fraud keylogger malware right now. “This is a particularly dangerous”, says Mike Mullins former network security administer for the U.S. Secret Service and Defense Information Systems Agency, “because typically the individual doesn’t realize they’re (beingRead more
It may come as a surprise – but Internet security isn’t enough to save you from cyber criminals. They’re active 24/7 say security experts Symantec. And 2016 proved to be their most innovative year, yet, they tell us. It’s a fact. Cyber crime has risen steadily since 2014. Regardless of that, you may think you have no cause to worry. If so, here are some statistics about individual hacking, and cyber-attacks perpetrated, which may shock you out of your socks: In 2015Read more
Why Are Companies Failing to Create Better Security for Your Cellphone and Thousands of Other Devices?
In today’s hacker-infested world, one would think cell phone, tablet, computer and laptop security would be top of the list for all manufacturers. Along with the desire to make all these devices unhackable. First, this would help clients feel safe. Second it would sell more products. Third, companies would likely be capable of selling these products at even higher prices. The answer to why they don’t do this will shock you. In their desire to make devices easy to useRead more
You may be unfamiliar with the technical name of this cyber-crime called ‘Cloaking’. However you may have been caught up in one of these cloaking schemes when you clicked on a link you believed would take you to information you were searching for. What is ‘cloaking’? And why is Facebook, along with dozens of other high profile digital companies you may currently be using, trying to eradicate it? How can ‘cloaking negatively affect you and your digital experiences? How can theseRead more
Every day millions of unsuspecting people receive phishing emails, worldwide. Some are so obvious, you may immediately dump them into junk mail. On the other hand others may be so craftily written they appear to be emails from companies or people you know and trust or have accounts with. With all the articles and information distributed by top news agencies, journalists and cyber experts – daily – amazingly people still fall for phishing schemes and various other cyber scams. It couldRead more