Ransom Payments

Ransom Payments

A few months ago, we discussed how your computer could be held for ransom. While you can try to avoid this type of scam by keeping your anti-virus software up-to-date and by not clicking on anything suspicious, the risk will linger as long as scammers exist. After a...

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Thieves Target Your Health Insurance, Too

Thieves Target Your Health Insurance, Too

It’s an ordinary day, you’re opening mail, and you find a hospital bill for a visit to the emergency room. Problem is, you never received care there… in fact, you’ve never visited that state. Medical identity theft is the fraudulent use of your personally identifiable...

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Screening for Employment Scams

Screening for Employment Scams

Are you in need of a new job? Before you scan the classified section in your local newspaper or search online, you need to read this blog! Thieves know you are vulnerable during a job search, so they are using employment scams to make their money off of your...

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The Art of Social Engineering

The Art of Social Engineering

Hacking into your home computer or breaking into a safe takes a lot of skill on the part of the thief. But thieves have found an easier way to get information that they could use to answer security questions to your account logins, or open your garage door (if you use...

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Screening for Employment Scams

Screening for Employment Scams

Are you in need of a new job? Before you scan the classified section in your local newspaper or search online, you need to read this blog! Thieves know you are vulnerable during a job search, so they are using employment scams to make their money off of your...

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Your Mobile Devices and Ransomware

Your Mobile Devices and Ransomware

A few months ago, we discussed how hackers can hold your computer for ransom. Today, we want to talk about how thieves can use this same technology to gain access to your mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) and hold its contents for ransom. Called Mobile...

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The Nest Thermostat

Everywhere you look, it may seem like new products are hitting the market that are connected to the Internet and can be controlled from a smartphone. Well, this observation isn’t too far from truth! Ready or not, the Internet of Things is here! A few months ago, we...

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Ransom Payments

Ransom Payments

A few months ago, we discussed how your computer could be held for ransom. While you can try to avoid this type of scam by keeping your anti-virus software up-to-date and by not clicking on anything suspicious, the risk will linger as long as scammers exist. After a...

read more

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