Mystery shopping gigs can be a lot of fun, but many online scammers use it as an opportunity to prey on well-meaning consumers. If you’re interested in working in this field, avoid any opportunity, including so-called “certification” programs, that requires you to pay any amount of money.
Shopping online provides a convenient way to get all the best deals - seems like a real win on the surface! However, these transactions can increase your risk of identity theft that could ruin your credit. But there are strategies for staying safe and drastically lowering your chances of fiscal harm!
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“Now or never” deals, transactions via email, and “free” services requiring a credit card number aren’t inherently bad – but they do require an extra level of caution.
Before making your first purchase through an online retailer, see if the business checks out with The Better Business Bureau: http://www.bbb.org/online/consumer/default.aspx
Google’s new Google Apps Message Encryption (GAME) service encrypts messages outside of Gmail and could make its cloud-based service more appealing to businesses who use encrypted email.
Use this SupportChoice tool to help you, your company and your family avoid scams, spam and other potentially devastating computer issues:
The Chameleon virus was created in a lab to study the vulenability of wireless, public computer networks. Thankfully, Chameleon exists only in a lab, but there are other viruses out there that go after wireless users. Our latest blog explains what you need to protect yourself when using Wi-Fi.
Still confused about Heartbleed? Xkcd has the best, simplest explanation of how it works. See the full thing here:
Step one in preventing scammers from scamming your personal and professional files? Know thine enemy.
We really like this primer on how attacks are carried out, the different types of hackers, and the strategies they deploy: http://images.globalknowledge.com/…/WP_CI_HackersHackingand…
Mobile platforms have given a big boost to businesses and customers alike. But mobile also means more opportunities for scams. Find out how to prevent leaks!
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Now that you’ve changed your passwords and most sites have patched the Heartbleed bug, stay on the lookout for other types of online fraud.
Why you should be cautious about what you like and share on Facebook: