If you have a heart and have been following the news out of Florida and Houston over the last few weeks, you probably have one thought in mind: “How in the world can I help the people affected by Harvey and Irma?” And right on cue, as Texas and Florida work through their massive post-storm cleanups, charities big and small have been popping up to … Continue reading 7 Tips to Keep Away From Fake Irma and Harvey Charities
Who doesn’t love a good fishing trip? Go ahead, picture the scene: it’s just you, some cold ones and your boat, sailing along in the middle of a placid silver-blue lake. But wait! What’s that grabbing hold of your line, tugging as if it’s the master and you’re the one getting caught? Well, guess what? When it comes to phishing, you’re the one being reeled … Continue reading One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish…Spear Phish?
Let’s level for a moment, shall we? Sure, we love the holidays (whatever holiday it is that you may be celebrating at this time of year). We savor cozy memories of cocoa and fireplaces, we revel in the warm and fuzzy emotions that come with spending time with friends, and we almost enjoy the biting cold nipping at our noses. But what we really like the … Continue reading What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts
Oh, Thanksgiving Day. You probably get a warm and fuzzy feeling even before the sugar high hits your brain just thinking about the mashed potato and turkey-packed day. What you’re probably not thinking about is that first Thanksgiving Day back in 1621. There were Pilgrims and Native Americans, food and gifts, don’t forget the gifts! The Native Americans gave the newbies their trade secrets for … Continue reading The (Rotten) Gift that Keeps on Giving
WhatsApp is a great way to keep in touch with far off friends and relatives but it seems like every time you turn around, there’s another scam running rampant on it. Given the fact that WhatsApp has over one billion users, it only makes sense that hackers and scammers are always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to exploit the platform. And with … Continue reading Coming to a Smartphone Near You! The Latest Round of WhatsApp Scams
Here we are with the third and final installment in our “How to Spot a Social Media Scam a Mile Away” series. So far we have covered some of the most prominent social media platforms and the scams that people fall for on a regular basis therein. Today we will look at three platforms that may not jump to mind when you hear the term … Continue reading How to Spot a Social Media Scam a Mile Away – Part III