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Hackers: Fact vs. Fiction

Reading Time: ~ 3 min. Have you ever watched a movie and seen a character doing something you know how to do, and thought to yourself, “jeez, that’s totally wrong. Couldn’t they have done a little research?” That’s exactly what hackers think when they watch movies, too. For most of us, the image that comes to mind when we hear the word “hacker” is pretty
Publish At:2020-03-24 22:00 | Read:254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs identity theft malware phishing

Child identity theft, part 2: How to reclaim your child’s identity

In a world where children as young as a single day old can fall prey to fraud, it is more important than ever to educate parents and other caretakers about the dangers of child identity theft. While the hope is that perceptions can be changed and criminals brought to justice, likely the biggest concern for parents is how to reclaim their child’s identi
Publish At:2020-03-17 13:08 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness child identity fraud child identity theft familiar

Child identity theft, part 1: On familiar fraud

In 2013, 19-year-old Axton Betz-Hamilton received an angry phone call from her father two weeks after her mother, Pam, died. “What the hell were you thinking?” he screamed. He had just unearthed a credit card statement in her name that had run over its limit from a box of her mother’s paperwork. Betz-Hamilton reasoned that the statement m
Publish At:2020-03-03 17:24 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness child identity fraud child identity theft cyberbul

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays

How to Protect Yourself (& your family) against Identity Theft During the Holidays December 24th, 2019 No Comments Holidays, identity theft, Mobile Security, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, Uncategorized The holidays are a great tim
Publish At:2019-12-24 05:05 | Read:957 | Comments:0 | Tags:Holidays identity theft Mobile Security Online Privacy Onlin

This Holiday Season, Watch Out for These Cyber-Grinch Tricks

Whether it be that their shoes are too tight, their heads aren’t screwed on just right, or they’re expressing a little bit of “Bah Humbug,” cyber-grinches and cyber-scrooges everywhere view the holiday season as a perfect opportunity to exploit users. In fact, McAfee recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 adults over the age of 18 in the U.S. from October
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:809 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices identity theft malware mobile securi

7 Ways to Wreck a Cybercrook’s Holidays

’Tis the season for giving and who better to give a giant headache to than the digital scammers working overtime to wreck our holidays? Can we spot and unravel every scam out there? Probably not. But, by taking a few minutes to get equipped to click, we can dodge common traps laid by cybercrooks and wreck their holidays before they get a chance to wreck ours
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:1018 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety cybercrime identity theft malware computer sec

How to Ensure You Don’t Fall Victim to a Holiday Scam this Festive Season

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, I have no doubt that he’d revise his famous quote: ‘Nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes’ to include online holiday scams! For there is no question that online scammers and cybercriminals love the festive season! The bulk of us are time-poor, stressed, and sporting to-do lists as long as our arms – s
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:574 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices cybercrime identity theft email and

Want Your Kids to Care More About Online Safety? Try These 7 Tips

The topics parents need to discuss with kids today can be tough compared to even a few years ago. The digital scams are getting more sophisticated and the social culture poses new, more inherent risks. Weekly, we have to breach very adult conversations with our kids. Significant conversations about sexting, bullying, online scams, identity fraud, hate speech
Publish At:2019-10-19 21:45 | Read:1128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Family Safety 13 Reasons Why Bully Cyberbully

Hack-ception: Benign Hacker Rescues 26M Stolen Credit Card Records

There’s something ironic about cybercriminals getting “hacked back.” BriansClub, one of the largest underground stores for buying stolen credit card data, has itself been hacked. According to researcher Brian Krebs, the data stolen from BriansClub encompasses more than 26 million credit and debit card records taken from hacked online and br
Publish At:2019-10-17 23:20 | Read:748 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices credit card fraud cybersecurity data

Aussies Fear Snakes, Spiders and Getting Hacked

Fears and phobias. We all have them. But what are your biggest ones? I absolutely detest snakes but spiders don’t worry me at all. Well, new research by McAfee shows that cybercriminals and the fear of being hacked are now the 5th greatest fear among Aussies. With news of data breaches and hacking crusades filling our news feed on a regular basis, many of us
Publish At:2019-10-02 11:20 | Read:949 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Identity Protection computer security cybercrime cy

5 Digitally-Rich Terms to Define, Discuss with Your Kids

Over the years, I’ve been the star of a number of sub-stellar parenting moments. More than once, I found myself reprimanding my kids for doing things that kids do — things I never stopped to teach them otherwise. Like the time I reprimanded my son for not thanking his friend’s mother properly before we left a birthday party. He was seven when his
Publish At:2019-09-28 23:20 | Read:1612 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware Be Internet Awesome

5 Hidden Hashtag Risks Every Parent Needs Know

Adding hashtags to a social post has become second nature. In fact, it’s so common, few of us stop to consider that as fun and useful as hashtags can be, they can also have consequences if we misuse them. But hashtags are more than add-ons to a post, they are power tools. In fact, when we put the pound (#) sign in front of a word, we turn that word int
Publish At:2019-09-21 11:20 | Read:998 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety #roastme #tbh activism Child Rescue Coalition

How to Spring Clean Your Digital Life

With winter almost gone, now is the perfect time to start planning your annual spring clean. When we think about our yearly sort out, most of us think about decluttering our chaotic linen cupboards or the wardrobes that we can’t close. But if you want to minimise the opportunities for a hacker to get their hands on your private online information then a clea
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:882 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Family Safety cybercrime cybersafety data protectio

7 Questions to Ask Your Child’s School About Cybersecurity Protocols

Just a few weeks into the new school year and, already, reports of malicious cyberattacks in schools have hit the headlines. While you’ve made digital security strides in your home, what concerns if any should you have about your child’s data being compromised at school? There’s a long and short answer to that question. The short answer is don’t
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1315 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety BYOD cyberattack cybercrime cybersafety cybers

3 Things You [Probably] Do Online Every Day that Jeopardize Your Family’s Privacy

Even though most of us are aware of the potential risks, we continue to journal and archive our daily lives online publically. It’s as if we just can’t help it. Our kids are just so darn cute, right? And, everyone else is doing it, so why not join the fun? One example of this has become the digital tradition of parents sharing first-day back-
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:941 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety #CyberAware app safety computer security cyber

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