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Twitter Hack

Twitter Hack Lessons: Employees Often Help Hackers Succeed.

There was huge hack of Twitter in Summer of 2020. with all kinds of surprises. Here’s what made it newsworthy: The mastermind of the attack was a 17-year-old from Florida. He didn’t act alone: He recruited for his attack 19- and 22-year old guys from overseas. The leader of the Twitter hack managed to achieve…

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FREE VPN

Free VPN: Here are the Best Ones and Info All About Virtual Private Networks

.,There are several very good VPNs, if you know where to look. Here’s a guide.

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Giving Tuesday

On “Giving Tuesday,” Don’t Let Your Heart Lead You Into a Charity Scam

Take Steps to Protect Your Much-Needed Donations…especially on Giving Tuesday. The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is recognized globally as Giving Tuesday. It is the day where people around the world unite in spirit to show love and support in a variety of ways—which includes donating to the charities they care about most. That’s the good…

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Data Breach

Four Reasons to Run a Data Breach Check ASAP.

Use the Data Breach Check resource from WhatIsMyIPAddress.com Here’s a word of advice: Unless you’ve done a data breach check recently, you won’t know if the network attack hurt you our might one day. I’d heard about major corporate hacks (data breaches) before (like Experian, LinkedIn, The Home Depot) and I’m sure you have too.…

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A Remote Worker Cybersecurity Checklist for Your Virtual Office

With more people working remotely from home, it’s important to boost security for the home office.

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Data Breach

A Data Breach Check Tells if Your Personal Information Has Been Stolen

We look at that news differently. WhatIsMyIPAddress.com looks at how news of another network attack affects the customers of that attacked company. We wonder how it affects you (because perhaps you’re a customer of the company) and want you to know what you should do. There’s a reason for that: the “sensitive data” that was…

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Stimulus Check Scams are Out to Steal Your Money

Almost all American adults are getting a “stimulus check” from the government. Scammers have plans of their own to cash in.

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“Shark Tank” Star Gets Scammed for Nearly $400K—and Amazingly Gets It Back

Her shark tale about her business getting scammed via a fake email is all too common. Getting the money back is rare. Let it be a lesson to learn now.  In case you missed it, there was yet another story about yet another corporate scam—and this one made the news because it involved a celebrity…

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