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Sextortion scams are on the rise and targeting teenagers.

Sextortion Scams are On the Rise: What You Need to Know

Sextortion scams are on the rise and increasing exponentially. And they target everyone at any age. But that doesn’t mean everyone is equally at risk. The biggest sextortion targets right now are younger adults and teenagers. Here’s what you need to know about this crime and what you can do about it. What Is Sextortion?…

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Bryan Seely talks about wiretapping the FBI and tips to stay safe online

Tips to Stay Safe Online from the Guy who Wiretapped the Secret Service

Cybersecurity experts see security flaws and safety risks online every day. Since their job is to help people and companies stay safe online, they want to tell people about those flaws and help them avoid or fix them. But what are they supposed to do when no one will believe a particular security risk is…

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Enhanced Safe Browsing can help keep you safer online - but it comes with trade-offs that may not be worth it for some people.

Should I Turn On Enhanced Safe Browsing? Exploring Google’s Improved Safety Feature

There are a lot of really great things on the internet. But there are also a lot of risks. Even something as simple as visiting a less-than-honest website could open you up to the dangers of phishing and malware. So people who find out about new protection options often want to enable them to protect…

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Dr. Jessica Barker talks about cybersecurity culture and the human element in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Culture and the Human Element

When we think about cybersecurity, we generally think about technology – new gadgets, fancy systems, and screens full of computer code that will keep the hackers out. The role that people play is often an afterthought. But in reality, every step of the cybersecurity process, from inventing new systems to implementing defense strategies, has people…

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Christy Harrison talks about health misinformation, diet scams, and the truth about weight loss.

How to Identify Health Misinformation Online

With our culture’s emphasis on appearance and health, it’s tempting to try anything that promises weight loss, improved health, or rapid results. But health misinformation and appealing claims can trick us into falling for scams or trying tactics that hurt our health instead of improve it. Conventional healthcare doesn’t always have the answers. But it’s…

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Ronnie Tokazowski talks about the complexities of Nigerian fraud.

Nigerian Fraud Combines Scams and Manipulates Emotions

Many scammers and fraudsters are operating internationally as part of large organized scamming organizations. And they cause a lot of emotional, psychological, and financial damage. We often think of scammers as bad people doing bad things. But to the scammers, that’s not always the case. In Nigerian fraud, for example, being a scammer is a…

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Eva Velasquez talks about identity fraud and recovery.

Identity Fraud and the Impact of Identity Crimes

Recovering from identity fraud, identity theft, and other identity-related crimes can be daunting. It’s a long, complicated, stressful process, and it takes a toll on your life. And this toll is not just financial and emotional. Depending on the crime, it can affect your life in different ways. And access to your accounts can let…

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Chris Hadnagy talks about what social engineering is and how it works.

Learn How Social Engineering is Tricking Your Brain – And What to Do About It

Most of us are aware that there are tactics that people can use to influence your opinions and actions. In both legitimate marketing and scams, for example, urgency can convince you to do something before you think it through. But urgency isn’t the only strategy. Social engineering is full of tools and tactics that influence…

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