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The privacy and identity protection risks of online dating
August 20, 2018

​If you believe online dating advertisements, your perfect romantic match is out there, just waiting for you to connect. What dating sites don’t advertise is all the other risks that might be waiting for you, too. Online dating has the potential to compromise your privacy, your reputation, and…

​If you believe online dating advertisements, your perfect romantic match is out there, just waiting for you to connect. What dating sites don’t advertise is all the other risks that might be waiting for you, too. Online dating has the potential to compromise your privacy, your reputation, and…

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Spotting Caller ID Spoofing
June 11, 2018

​Have you looked at your caller ID and thought you recognized the number, but when you answered, there was only a scammer on the other end? You’re not alone. You’re one of many victims of caller ID spoofing, the practice of making a telecomm network show a different name or phone number than…

​Have you looked at your caller ID and thought you recognized the number, but when you answered, there was only a scammer on the other end? You’re not alone. You’re one of many victims of caller ID spoofing, the practice of making a telecomm network show a different name or phone number than…

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Click, Pay, Whoops! Is Peer-to-Peer Payment Secure?
May 07, 2018

​Do you remember back when you would go to dinner with friends and someone always forgot their wallet or found themselves short of cash? Today, many of us keep our payment accounts just a tap away. With the popularity of mobile pay and peer-to-peer payment apps, you may not remember the last time…

​Do you remember back when you would go to dinner with friends and someone always forgot their wallet or found themselves short of cash? Today, many of us keep our payment accounts just a tap away. With the popularity of mobile pay and peer-to-peer payment apps, you may not remember the last time…

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Freedom and Responsibility: Mobile Device Safety for Kids
April 20, 2018

​Mobile devices have become an everyday part of family life: 77 percent of teens and 56 percent of kids 8 through 11 now own cell phones. While smartphones are great for coordinating after school pick-ups, chatting, gaming with friends, or even helping with homework, they can also put kids at…

​Mobile devices have become an everyday part of family life: 77 percent of teens and 56 percent of kids 8 through 11 now own cell phones. While smartphones are great for coordinating after school pick-ups, chatting, gaming with friends, or even helping with homework, they can also put kids at…

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Teaching Kids to Download (or Not Download) Safely
April 02, 2018

Several months ago, researchers discovered dozens of malware-infected game apps on the Google Play store. The games were targeted at children, and the malware in them displayed advertisements for porn and tried to trick the users into installing fake security software that contained spyware. Even…

Several months ago, researchers discovered dozens of malware-infected game apps on the Google Play store. The games were targeted at children, and the malware in them displayed advertisements for porn and tried to trick the users into installing fake security software that contained spyware. Even…

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Keeping Your Privacy on Facebook
March 21, 2018

​By now, you’ve seen the news stories about Cambridge Analytica (CA), a British research firm that harvested information from the Facebook accounts of millions of Americans with the intent to influence voters. About 270,000 Facebook users agreed to take to a short personality quiz offered by…

​By now, you’ve seen the news stories about Cambridge Analytica (CA), a British research firm that harvested information from the Facebook accounts of millions of Americans with the intent to influence voters. About 270,000 Facebook users agreed to take to a short personality quiz offered by…

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How to Prevent Eavesdropping by Mobile Apps
March 19, 2018

​“This app requires permission to access your camera and microphone.” ​We’ve all seen this message pop up on our smart devices. Apps can do some pretty cool things for us with the sights and sounds they gather, but the same information can be used to invade our privacy or worse.…

​“This app requires permission to access your camera and microphone.” ​We’ve all seen this message pop up on our smart devices. Apps can do some pretty cool things for us with the sights and sounds they gather, but the same information can be used to invade our privacy or worse.…

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Mobile Safety Overview
February 23, 2018

​It’s safe to assume that smart devices are here to stay. Many of us rely on them to manage our calendars, our banking, read the news, and they’re a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. ​While mobile phones and devices have made life incredibly convenient, we also entrust…

​It’s safe to assume that smart devices are here to stay. Many of us rely on them to manage our calendars, our banking, read the news, and they’re a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. ​While mobile phones and devices have made life incredibly convenient, we also entrust…

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Six Tips for Choosing Safe Mobile Applications
February 19, 2018

​Whatever your interests and needs, you can bet someone has invented an app for that. Mobile applications help us stay informed, organized, healthy, and entertained. However, there are also dangerous apps that let criminals help themselves to your identity and resources. Mobile malware is…

​Whatever your interests and needs, you can bet someone has invented an app for that. Mobile applications help us stay informed, organized, healthy, and entertained. However, there are also dangerous apps that let criminals help themselves to your identity and resources. Mobile malware is…

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Mobile App Permissions Protect Your Privacy
February 05, 2018

From fitness trackers to personal assistants, mobile apps make life easier, but they can also put your privacy at risk. To provide personalized services, mobile apps gather and transmit information such as your locations, behaviors, and personal data. Bad actors can use that information in many…

From fitness trackers to personal assistants, mobile apps make life easier, but they can also put your privacy at risk. To provide personalized services, mobile apps gather and transmit information such as your locations, behaviors, and personal data. Bad actors can use that information in many…

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