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Though we, as humans, are supposed to be pretty smart, we do a lot of things that might not seem rational.For example, we do things like text and drive, we don’t get flu shots that can stop us from getting sick, and we hoard things like toilet paper…Dan Ariely, a professor from Duke University, h...
05/27/2020
Many people are asking how they can not only protect themselves, but also their organizations, from all of these COVID-19 hacks that are currently popping up.As with any other phishing scam, vigilance is extremely important. We are certainly going to have to keep on our toes for months, or even y...
05/20/2020
These days, even though we are all, for the most part, stuck at home, trying to be safe from COVID-19, that doesn’t mean that we are safe from cybercrime. Cybercriminals continue to target victims, even in this environment, and many of these scams are related to COVID-19. This is pretty common wh...
05/13/2020
It is estimated that COVID-19 fraud has cost Americans more than $13 million, and it is rising. This comes from the US government.The US Federal Trade Commission has added up the costs of all of these scams. They are looking from those that started from the 1st of January to the current week. Wha...
05/06/2020
Two of the biggest tech companies, Google and Apple, are pairing up to build software that could tell people if they were recently in contact with someone with coronavirus. This tool is due out in a couple of months, and it will be built into iPhones and Androids. People would have to opt in to u...
04/29/2020
The IRS has been urging taxpayers to be aware of calls and emails that might lead victims to give up their personal information to cyberthieves.IRS Commissioner, Chuck Rettig, has been urging people to take more care during this time. He reminds taxpayers that the IRS won’t ever call to verify or...
04/22/2020
There are tried and true ways to protect yourself from identity theft—ways that you may not have even considered.Evaluate your passwords. Does every online account have a different password or are you using the same one for multiple accounts? Fix this problem immediately by investing in a passwor...
04/15/2020
Most of us know about the tricks that advertisers play when trying to get our attention. What you might not realize, however, is that our mobile phone and other digital objects are doing something similar, and you are probably falling for it every time.One thing that designers do is use the color...
04/08/2020
Digital assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa, from Amazon, have a secret: they are secretly learning everything about you. They can hear your conversations, they know the tone of your voice, and they are recording it all.Now, all of this is important, according to Google and Amazon, because...
04/02/2020
If you have a kid who uses a smartphone, or even a spouse who might not be totally honest with you, they might be using apps to keep things hidden from you. Basically, these apps offer space where people can hide things like photos, videos, and other files, and you would never know by looking at ...
03/27/2020
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