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Protect Yourself from Hidden Dangers of Social Media Quizzes

The rise of social media has seen an increase in the popularity of quizzes, with many users spending countless hours answering questions on a variety of topics. While these quizzes can be fun and entertaining, they also come with significant risks that users should be aware of. In this article, we will examine the various…

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Juice Jackers: Understanding the Threat to Your Mobile Devices

In today’s digital age, it is common for people to rely heavily on their mobile devices for everyday activities such as communication, online shopping, and financial transactions. However, this dependence on technology also means that people are increasingly vulnerable to malicious attacks aimed at stealing personal information and financial data. One such threat is the…

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Consumer Reports Security Planner

See Our Easy Start Guide for the Consumer Reports Security Planner

fter exploring the CR Security Planner, ourselves, we’ve learned the best way to use it and know what to expect.  We put together the Easy Start Guide for everyone.

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Exploring the Capabilities and Risks of ChatGPT

ChatGPT, short for “Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer,” is a transformer-based language model that was developed by OpenAI. A transformer is a neural network architecture that was introduced in a 2017 paper by Google researchers. It has since become the basis for many state-of-the-art language models, including GPT, GPT-2, and now ChatGPT. The main idea behind…

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Holiday Season Scams

‘Tis the Holiday Season (and the Season for Holiday Scams)

Con artists also know you’ll be busy with parties, get-togethers and year-end work projects, which means you’ll be distracted and might let your guard down. Stay alert, be smart and follow this advice.

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How to Know if You’re a Victim of People Hacking (aka Social Engineering)

Have you ever received an “Important Message Alert!” or “Warning: Your Computer is at Risk” pop-up while on a random website?  Or, have you ever fallen prey to the “IRS is coming to arrest you” phone calls?  Most people detect these scams before they can wreak major harm, but they exist because some people fall…

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Zelle payment scams

It’s not a Zelle Scam, Just Scammers Who Want You to Use Zelle

Beware of any calls you get to talk about Zelle and fraud, even it’s from your “bank.” There’s nothing wrong with Zelle), but scammers are getting victims to pay them money from their Zelle accounts.

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How Did Google Stop Phishing Attacks on Employees?

Google was experiencing ongoing troubles with employees being fooled, tricked, duped and hacked by scammers. Scammer’s were getting employees to somehow provide their login credentials, or at least the part the scammer needed.

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