Awareness Starts With You – The Top 10 Biggest Security Issues You Need to Know About Now

Well, it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, or NCSAM for short. While we’re always up for an excuse to talk about increasing security awareness, we’re super excited that there’s actually an entire month dedicated to helping people become more educated about their digital habits. For better or worse, our devices dominate our lives. According to Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report, the average person spends … Continue reading Awareness Starts With You – The Top 10 Biggest Security Issues You Need to Know About Now

Avoid These 3 World Cup Phishing Scams

All of the people in the world can basically be split into two groups. The first group consists of soccer (aka: football) -crazed fans, to whom the sport is just as critical to survival as air and water. And then there is the other group of people who don’t even know that soccer (yeah, yeah — football) exists outside of middle school afternoon practice sessions. Even … Continue reading Avoid These 3 World Cup Phishing Scams

Oh, The Irony – Phishers are Using GDPR to Scam You

So now, May 25th has come and gone. If you live in the EU, you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the significance of this past Friday, the 25th of May, 2018 – this is the day that the EU’s new General Data Privacy Regulations, GDPR, became binding law. Um, What’s GDPR??? But if you happen to live outside of the EU and have no … Continue reading Oh, The Irony – Phishers are Using GDPR to Scam You

How to Steer Clear of Cyber Monday Scams

“It’s the most hackable time of the year.” Oh wait, that’s not how the song goes? Might as well. With Thanksgiving and it’s tagalongs Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, scammers and hackers are coming out of the woodworks to cash in on the year’s busiest buying season. As people go online in search of the perfect holiday gifts, the natural inclination is to … Continue reading How to Steer Clear of Cyber Monday Scams

5 Tricky Tax Season Scams and How to Avoid Them

You know the only saying “Nothing is certain but death and taxes”? Seems pretty clear that the saying could be amended to “Nothing is certain but death and tax season scams” and it would still hold true. Nowadays, the frustration of trying to figure out who your dependants are and what your deductible will be are only a part of tax season woes. Tax related … Continue reading 5 Tricky Tax Season Scams and How to Avoid Them

$$ Are You a Money Mule? How to Steer Clear of $$ Mule Scams

Let’s imagine the scene – You come across an offer for your dream job on craigslist, a website you happened-upon, via an email that landed in your inbox, or on Facebook or just about any other social media network that says: “Mystery shoppers/re-shippers needed! Make lots of $$$$ in the comfort of your home – just by shopping and selling online!” You’ve been wanting to … Continue reading $$ Are You a Money Mule? How to Steer Clear of $$ Mule Scams