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Consumer Threat Notices

Is Dropbox Dropping in on Your Shared Files?

The ability to instantly share and interact through online sources has become an expected part of our daily lives. We live in a time where any service that helps make this happen is quickly welcomed. And because of this mentality, cloud services such as Dropbox, where people can access shared ...

Family Safety

Why You Need to Teach Your Kids to be Careful What They Search For Online

With information and video access at their fingertips most teens spend a crazy amount of time online looking for the latest gossip, hairstyles, and fashion trends surrounding celebrities. (Yes, it’s true: Internet searches for a certain “twerking” female singer outranked web searches for Syria last week six to one). That ...

Mobile and IoT Security

The Search for Celebrity Gossip Could Land Your Phone in Hot Water

They may be glamorous, but celebrities can make things quite ugly when it comes to the safety of your mobile device. Most have no idea that their “big name” has caused so much chaos to so many smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, what usually starts as a simple search for the ...

Family Safety

SnapChat-Like Apps Hide Content on Twitter, Facebook

Just when parents figured out SnapChat, an app that makes photo texts disappear, two new apps hit the social scene that achieve the same objective on both Twitter and Facebook. Twitterspirit allows a Twitter user to set a time limit for a tweet before it “self-destructs” in their feed. By using ...

Family Safety Identity Protection Mobile and IoT Security

Mirror Mirror Online, Who Is the Most Dangerous Celebrity of Them All?

We all do it. We probably all just don’t admit it. Well I admit it—I’ve searched for that elusive picture of Kimye’s baby North (who I thought would be called Kadence, but I’m not in the know, which is why I’m on the search engines constantly). But what most of us ...

Family Safety

New Apps Make It Easy to Save SnapChats

The SnapChat smart phone app is one of the newest crazes for teens because it allows a user to send what they believe to be a very private and very temporary photo to another user (and if you use it just for fun with friends, it can be a blast). Because ...

Family Safety Identity Protection

What is Encryption?

Encryption is the science of encoding and decoding secret messages.  It began as cryptography—the ancient Greeks used it to protect sensitive information that might fall into the hands of their enemies. More recently, governments have used encryption for military purposes, but these days the term if often used in reference ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Hackers are Cashing in on Instagram Likes

They say popularity has its price. This saying holds a new weight when it comes to the growing influence of social media. In fact, your “Likes” may be worth more to hackers than your credit card number. As counterintuitive as it may seem, your social clout has become the new ...

Family Safety

If You Give A Hacker Your Email Address…

Most parents and kids I speak to regarding online safety seem to have a bad case of the ‘it-will-never-happen-to-me’s.’ Stories of hacking and social engineering seem like far away ideas, or things that happen in a Spielberg movie, but not an everyday occurrence. I get it. In fact, I used to ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Where, oh Where, Does That QR Code Lead?

What is square, flat, and black and white all over? If you answered “a QR Code”, you’re correct. One of the latest trends in consumer advertising, QR codes (short for “Quick Response”) are popping up on everything from billboard advertisements to restaurant menus, business cards and cereal boxes. Some can ...

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