Family Safety

Has Your Phone Become Your Third Child? Ways to Get Screen Time Anxiety Under Control

You aren’t going to like this post. However, you will, hopefully, find yourself nodding and perhaps, even making some changes because of it. Here it friends: That love-hate relationship you have with your smartphone may need some serious attention — not tomorrow or next week — but now. I’m lecturing ...

Consumer Mobile and IoT Security

The Top 5 Scariest Mobile Threats

Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays of the year. Creative costumes, buckets of candy, and pumpkin spice lattes make All Hallows’ Eve a memorable event for people of all ages. But what I love most about Halloween is the traditions associated with it: pumpkin carving, trick or ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Mobile Pop-Ups, Digital Spam with a Side of Dangerous

Technology has become the personal assistant of our dreams, but also the crutch for our brains that we’ve grown increasingly reliant upon. There’s a seemingly unending supply of random information and factoids that you can glean from the web (did you know Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn?). We have ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Mobile Shopping on Social Media: The New Frontier

Let’s go back in time. Here’s the scenario: You’re hosting a party and the party prep includes a trip to the grocery store, the craft store, and the mall for the perfect dress. That’s three separate stops and several hours logged for party prep, before it even begins. Fast forward ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Return of the Hack

As our world has evolved, so has our technology. And, as that technology has evolved, so has its consumption. Now more than ever consumers are adopting the newest technological devices and integrating them into their daily lives. One prime example? Smart phones. Once used only to make phones calls and ...

Consumer Threat Notices

The Wearable Future Is Hackable. Here’s What You Need To Know

In nearly every science fiction movie made, there is at least one character that is part machine and part man. They are the cyborgs. Luke Skywalker has a mechanical hand; Robocop is, well, Robocop; and Geordi LaForge of Star Trek had a wearable visor that helps him see. They’re all ...

Consumer Threat Notices

More Reasons to Not Jailbreak Your Phone: App Repositories Get Hacked

In the world of mobile security there are two types of smartphone users: jailbreakers, and everyone else. Everyone else is fairly harmless. They enjoy their smartphones as they are, and, for the most part, lead fairly secure mobile lives. The same, however, cannot be said for jailbreakers—especially after one of ...

Mobile and IoT Security

The Privacy Problems with Mobile Messaging Apps

When you chat with someone through a third-party messaging app, be aware that someone may read it—someone other than your intended recipient. Much like a package left unattended on your doorstep, the risk of someone getting ahold of personal items or information is at an all time high. Online privacy ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Ransomware Goes Mobile

The dominance of mobile devices has given hackers a growing market to chase after, with many of the same tools they’ve previously used to target personal computers—tools like ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that either locks you out of your device, and/or holds your data hostage, until ...

Family Safety

1-2-3: How to take a screen shot on your computer or mobile phone

There are some simple moves online that can save you an enormous amount of time. And when it comes to reporting abuses online nothing comes in handier than a screen shot, which is simply a photo file image of what’s in front of you on your computer screen or mobile ...

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