Scam Of The Week – Fake News: A Content-Based Social Engineering Attack

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"Facebook, Google, and Twitter have recently been accused of promoting fake news stories. Depending on your sources and who you believe, fake news played a role in the 2016 presidential election. However, fake news is misused in a number of ways: Propaganda, trying to influence opinion Direct attacks on a political opponent Stock manipulation scams Shock people into clicking and … Read More

Watch Out For Fake Apps!

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The holidays are here and the scammers are out in force. Their latest trick is fake apps. Starbucks started the first "retail app"  it, and many stores have followed. But scammers are now creating fake apps, trick you into downloading them to your smartphone or tablet, and ask you to load your credit card information in these apps. You can guess what … Read More

How Hackers Con Employees to Steal Company Data

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A company’s database administrator loves social media. He does not put any detailed information about his job on social media sites, but like many people, he includes numerous details about his family, hobbies, and interests outside of work. A hacker takes notice and gathers all the information he can about this individual from those sites. The hacker then calls the … Read More

5 Ways Technology Can Save Money for Your Business in 2017

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The year 2017 is approaching fast. That means it is time to plan your business strategies and budget for the upcoming year. Besides developing strategies to improve profits, you can look for ways to reduce costs. Here are five ways you can use technology to save money: Upgrade Your Computers and Other IT Assets It might seem contradictory, but spending … Read More

6 Common Data Security Beliefs That Just Aren’t True

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When it comes to security, misinformation can be dangerous. You might think that your data is safe based on what you have read on the Internet, heard from colleagues, or simply assumed, but in reality, your data might be at risk. Only when you know the facts can you take the appropriate security measures. To help you sort fact from … Read More