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Hackers are Targeting Routers

Hackers Are Targeting Routers — Is Yours at Risk? Better find out.

Usually hackers are just content to mess up our lives by infiltrating a network and disrupting business. Typically, they find their way into our networks or computers to do their trickery. Recently they’ve decided to change things up by taking over a home or business’s router, the veritable heart of any home’s our business’s wired…

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Hackers Took Over My Router and I Had NO Clue

My Router Was Hacked!

Hackers Took Over My Router and I Had NO Clue. Graphic artist was a victim of DNSChanger virus. Are you safe? We’re all aware that hackers can do something to our computers through a network virus. But did you know they can attack your router—the key to directing all your Internet activity? More than that,…

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Romance/Dating Scam Artists Steal Hearts, Then Money

Romance scam artists steal hearts, then money.

It’s seduce, solicit…surprise! It’s happening all the time and is still a major problem and concern. People looking online for friendships, romance, love and marriage wind up getting their emotions abused, their hearts broken and their bank accounts drained. That’s the whole point of an online-problem known as an online romance scam—to gain someone’s affection…

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New Tax Scams 2021: Dirty Tricks to Look Out For

An old adage says that there are two things certain in life: death and taxes. As we’re thinking about our 2020 returns, you can certainly add “new tax scams” to the list. New tax scams keep popping up.  While all adult citizens of the U.S. are gathering information to file their taxes with the Internal…

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Real Scams Affect Real People - True accounts drive the message home.

Real Scams Affect Real People

True accounts of rip-offs drive the message home. The purpose of sharing these types of stories describing real-life scams is not only to warn you of the potential dangers that are out there but also to encourage you to share this information with people you care about: parents, friends, and adult children. They are all…

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What Is Ransomware?

You’ve seen detective shows or movies where the bad guys kidnap a wife or child and then demand a huge sum of money, or ransom, from the family for the loved one’s safe return. A form of that crime has found its way online, and today it affects businesses, cities, and ordinary people just like…

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How to Be Safe Online - In Public Places

How To Be Safe Online On Public WiFi

Most people love the convenience of going online at the local coffee shop, the airport or the hotel lobby; but most people don’t know that going on the Internet in those places (called “hotspots”) isn’t as secure as you might think—or as safe as you need it to be. The reason? A public Wi-Fi/wireless connection is…

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How to Maintain Online Payment Security

Online shopping is quickly becoming the norm, as evidenced by its impact on U.S. retail sales. According to Forrester, U.S. online retail sales will reach more than $500 billion by 2020, up from $373 billion in 2016. Meanwhile, brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a recent report that more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores are likely…

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