New SMS PayPal Scam

2/17/20

Think your phone is safe from a cyber attack? Think again... Hackers don’t just hammer your email with phishing, they use texting to scam you too! Their current text, or Short Message Service (SMS), scam utilizes PayPal as the lure. The text message fraudulently claims to be from PayPal,...

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Billions were spent on cloud computing in 2019, what does 2020 have in store?

2/13/20

What once used to seem like a foreign concept stored somewhere in a galaxy far, far, away, is now a billion-dollar industry, and like that galaxy it’s continuing to expand at an impressive rate. According to a report recently released by analyst firm Canalys, “Organizations across the globe...

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Coronavirus App Tracker

2/12/20

A mobile app for the Coronavirus? Yep, it's real. China has developed a mobile app that is designed to inform people if they have come into contact with the coronavirus and could be at risk for contracting it. The “close contact detector,” launched Saturday evening, has users scan a QR...

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Public Phone Charging Stations Can Be Hacked

2/07/20

We all run out of juice on our smartphones. Maybe we forgot our charging cord or our wireless charger?--but now, it's crisis time. You notice a free public charging station and sigh with relief. But maybe you should think twice? Experts are now warning that powering up could give hackers a way...

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Shocking Results when the Top 100 International Airports were Tested for Security

2/04/20

All that time in line, waiting to get past TSA and airport security. It does help strengthen the image that airports are a sort of fortress, an impenetrable concrete waiting room… Well If that’s also the image you get when thinking of LAX or MIA, you’d be surprised to know that “only...

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Avast in the Hot Seat for Selling Users Data

1/27/20

According to a joint investigation by PCMag and Motherboard, the widely used antivirus solution Avast has been profiting off of selling users data to large enterprises like Home Depot, Microsoft and Pepsi and Google. Avast gained the information from its antivirus software, transferred it to its...

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Better to Skip the “Before” Pics

1/17/20

Just when you think hackers couldn't get any lower, they surprise us once again. Worse than a sextortion scam? Yep! This time bad actors have compromised a plastic surgeon's server (Florida MD Richard Davis) and they are going after his patients--threatening to reveal the "before" pics,...

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Power grids could be next on hacker’s agendas

1/15/20

"The number of cyber-criminal operations targeting electricity and other utilities is on the rise, according to a new report on the state of industrial control systems.” Not only do we need to worry about our security cameras, smart TVs, and local municipalities being attacked, but now there...

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Uber Making Big Changes as New Work Law Goes Into Effect

1/11/20

Uber is drastically altering their app in California to comply with the state’s new work law that makes it harder for the company to classify drivers as independent contractors. On Wednesday, Uber contacted through email over 150,000 drivers and millions of passengers to communicate the...

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Deepfakes

More Concern Over Deepfakes Technology as Apps get Creative with “Face-swap”

1/09/20

We’ve seen our photos transformed to show how we might look years into the future, the past, and edited to make ourselves more (and sometimes less) attractive. It’s possible to edit our faces in every type of media, and now ByteDance, the parent company of the highly popular app TikTok and...

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