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What is it that makes people fall for scams? Cybercrime is as hot as ever, with new and more creative scams popping up all the time. There is plenty of focus on spotting scams, but less so on what makes people miss the signs.Martina Dove, Ph.D., is a senior UX researcher at Tripwire and an expert...
09/03/2022
According to experts in threat analysis, 2022 could be the year that cybercriminals start focusing more on the Average Joe instead of focusing on big corporations as they have in the past. These days, consumers could be a lot more lucrative to hackers, so it makes a lot of sense. Here is what you...
08/30/2022
These days, if you want to date, there are hundreds of online dating sites and apps out there, but instead of finding love, you may lose a lot of money. Most people think that a person has to be “naïve” or “gullible” and the reality is you just need to be human and want to be loved. Sometimes our...
08/01/2022
Over the years, Apple has attracted all types of users thanks to its relatively safe and secure devices and software when compared to other products. However, with the release of AirTags, this has changed a bit, as they can fairly easily be manipulated by people to track others. This has put a lo...
07/15/2022
No matter when you look at the news, there is probably a story about Russian hackers...and if there is not a story about hackers from Russia, there is likely a story about hackers from China or a place like Turkey. There is definitely a chance that any hacker or hacking group could launch an atta...
07/09/2022
Even though companies are putting more efforts into training staff to be wary of social engineering scams, people are still falling for them time and time again. On top of this, cybercriminals are always busy creating new scams.The issue is that employees just aren’t paying attention like they sh...
07/01/2022
The numbers are in, and it’s not happy news. In 2021, traditional identity fraud was higher than ever, and instances have risen 79% over 2020 numbers. On top of this, the number of people in the US that have been impacted by identity fraud rose by more than 50%, meaning there are 15 million peopl...
06/25/2022
Whether you are a gun enthusiast or hate guns, guns are here to stay. And while the Second Amendment pretty much guarantees guns will remain in America in perpetuity, it is unlikely the founding fathers would agree with the mayhem that is going on today.As reported in the Washington Post and else...
06/03/2022
Whether you like it or not, companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon all have a ton of data about you, including social connections, health information, and things you like or dislike. These companies usually use this information for advertising and marketing purposes, other companies out ther...
05/06/2022
I love my phone. I HATE MY PHONE. No really, I love my phone. Actually, I HATE my phone.This post might be a bit off-topic from my usual security stuff, but dealing with one’s phone addiction does help with your security and privacy as well. All of these pop-ups, bells – whistles, and distraction...
04/23/2022