Posts in Scams
Don’t Let a Romance Scam Break Your Heart or Empty Your Bank Account

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air and those who currently lack a significant other may decide to join a dating website to meet new relationship prospects. Unfortunately, there are plenty of scam artists who target dating site users and try to swindle money from them by exploiting their desire for companionship. The FBI calls these types of online encounters Romance Scams and reported that, in 2016, victims of this type of scam lost over $230 million.

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Tired of Receiving Scam Calls? Don’t Just Sit There. Do Something About It.

Americans are inundated daily with scam calls and many may not know there are options available that help reduce the chance of receiving or answering a fraudulent phone call. This blog highlights one analyst's frustrations in receiving several of these nuisance calls every day and her effort to stop them by exploring various options provided by major US cell phone carriers.

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Social Engineering

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend DefCon 23, an annual conference where hackers and cybersecurity professionals from around the world descend on Las Vegas to learn and share information about hacking techniques, system and software vulnerabilities, online privacy, and data protection. Each day of the convention was jam-packed with lectures, presentations, and demonstrations by some of the best and the brightest in the field, a few of whom recently made headlines when they unveiled potentially dangerous and devastating software vulnerabilities. 

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