FBI Releases Article on Privacy Risks Associated with Internet-Connected Children’s Toys

FBI Releases Article on Privacy Risks Associated with Internet-Connected Children's Toys Original release date: July 17, 2017 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on the privacy risks associated with Internet-connected children's toys. FBI warns that Internet-connected toys may contain "sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage components, and other multimedia capabilities - [...]

2017-07-25T11:16:07-04:00July 25th, 2017|Privacy Issues|

Android Phone antivirus and upgrade information

If you have an Android phone and can check for updates or upgrades, please do this.  They have numerous updates and have upgraded operating systems that fix security flaws. It is strongly suggested to install antivirus on an android device.  This is important as it will scan applications to ensure that they have not been compromised and are viruses that [...]

2018-05-07T14:53:36-04:00April 27th, 2017|Mobile Phone Security|

Google Chrome malware scam

Google Chrome scam that infects your computer. A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to users, according to cybersecurity experts. The script, which targets the Chrome browser on Windows, rewrites the compromised website on the victim’s browser to make the page unreadable and creates a [...]

2017-07-25T11:16:56-04:00March 6th, 2017|Computer Scams, Computer Security|

FTC Sues D-Link over router and camera security flaws

FTC sues D-Link over router and camera security flaws by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If you’ve got a wireless network, your wireless router connects your computer and other devices to the internet. If it’s reasonably designed and configured, the router also is a gate that should prevent hackers from accessing your devices [...]

2017-03-06T12:39:32-05:00February 14th, 2017|Computer Security|

Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week has an event for you January 30, 2017 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education Today we’re kicking off Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Tax identity theft happens when a scammer files a fraudulent tax return using your Social Security number (SSN) and claims your refund. [...]

2017-03-06T12:46:57-05:00January 31st, 2017|Identity Theft, Personal Scams, Taxes, Telephone Scams|
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