Category Archives: identity theft
Serious Ongoing Concerns re: Hacking on the Internet
Hackers are highly motivated to obtain and then sell &/or use the information they obtain from illegal means of accessing the online files and records we have for illegal gain. As such, there are serious ongoing hacking concerns each of us must be vigilant accessing the internet. In a most recent newspaper account, there was … Read More
Beware of Cyber Attacks
It has been said, and bears repeating: There are those that know they have been hacked and those that do not. There are those who have been hacked and those that will be; There are those who will be hacked again; Our devices and products, at home, at work and on the go, are connected … Read More
VIZIO TV Settles Charges Of Tracking Viewers’ Data
In last month’s case of FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION et al v. VIZIO, INC. et al, the FTC obtained a stipulated (agreed) settlement with a permanent injunction against, and payment of over $2 million from, Vizio, which is one of the largest television manufacturers in the world. The FTC alleged Vizio acquired from the video displayed … Read More
CAUTION: You May Get An Email, Text or Pop Up And It May Not Be Authentic !!
One of the newer scams is pop ups; these are windows that automatically appear on your cell phone screen, desktop monitor, laptop, tablet or notepad. Originally they were intended and, therefore, designed as a form of online advertising to attract business to a website. More recently, some have become a tool to not only capture … Read More
Do You Know Whether You Are Using Fake Apps (Applications)?
Almost everyone uses a cell phone today. And, the number using a smart phone and/or any other mobile device, such as a tablet, is increasing daily. We know that cell phones can be used to send instant text messages, which for many are used more frequently than communicating in person, on the telephone or sending … Read More