The Nitty-Gritty About Email Phishing

Phishing remains the most popular scam among fraudsters because attacks are relatively easy to execute and tend to be successful, generating billions of dollars each year. By impersonating a renowned and trusted entity, cybercriminals attempt to obtain important personal information, such as accounts numbers, passwords, SSN and credit card information. Protect yourself by keeping an eye out for these tell-tale signs: The sender: Be weary of emails from unknown senders, and watch for impersonators. The [...]

By | October 16th, 2015
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Avoiding Lottery Scams

  Be wary of any unsolicited emails that claims you have won a large sum of money in an international lottery- there is no lottery and most definitely, no prize. Lottery scams are one of the most common types of online fraud. The scam begins when you receive an email that states you have won a substantial amount of money in a lottery you did not enter. When you initiate a dialogue with the scammers [...]

By | October 9th, 2015
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How To Safely Use Public Computers

Sometimes you may need or want to use a computer when away from your home or office. There are computer kiosks in every airport, hotel and library, and also in many coffee shops, but beware when using public computers. Any computer that you do not own or control should be treated as though it were infected with a virus or other malicious program and should never be trusted. Follow these few simple rules when using a computer other than your own: 1. Never use public computers [...]

By | September 4th, 2015
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Secure Your Home Network!

In the past, securing your home computer network was the responsibility of the experts who installed it, but today’s Internet users often install their own home networks. Some users may not know how to build in the protective measures necessary to prevent outsiders from snooping or worse, accessing their private information. Because it’s extremely easy for anyone to download hacking software or “recipes” from the Internet, securing your home network is more important than ever, [...]

By | August 26th, 2015
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Online Privacy: What information are you sharing?

Every day, you give away personal information about yourself, sometimes without even realizing it.  You do this when you take advantage of all kinds of services, including Internet searches, social networking, mobile and more. For example, if you bookmark a page on the Internet, add an item to an ecommerce "wish list," or complete an "All About Me" quiz on a social network, the information you provide might be shared by a friend or sold [...]

By | August 21st, 2015
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An Introduction: Pharming Attacks

By: Ahmed Mohamed Internet usage is growing dramatically, but the vast majority of Internet users don’t have security backgrounds. Nor do a large majority of companies care about information security and the possible severity of any attack that could harm valuable company assets. They don’t give their employees security awareness sessions, either. For these reasons, humans are the weakest link in the information security chain. On the other hand, most information security pen-testers focus only [...]

By | August 19th, 2013
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Ten Tips to Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is the day when all employers cringe. They know that many employees will spend a portion of their work hours making online holiday purchases instead of working. For employees who spend time making purchases either at lunch, break time, or at the end of the work day, here are some tips to stay safe on the largest online activity day of the year. [1] Make sure your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or mobile [...]

By | November 22nd, 2011
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