Watch Out for Online Learning Scams!

You may not have known, but September 15th is National Online Learning Day. Nowadays, it seems like everything has its own “day”. There is even a day dedicated to Pancakes (September 26th, get your maple syrup ready) and apparently, May 15 is “No Dirty Dishes Day”. But before you laugh off National Online Learning Day as insignificant, think about the following statistics: currently, there are … Continue reading Watch Out for Online Learning Scams!

7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

You probably already realize that keeping your social security number secure is really important. But have you ever thought about why it’s so important? Why Do We Need Social Security Numbers Anyway? To get a true understanding of why it’s so important to make sure that your “social” never falls into the wrong hands, let’s start from the beginning. A social security number is a … Continue reading 7 Things Hackers Can Do With Your Stolen Social Security Number (and 6 Ways to Protect it!)

7 Tips to Keep Away From Fake Irma and Harvey Charities

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

One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish…Spear Phish?

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?

What (not) to Buy for the Holidays — 2016’s Most Hackable Gifts

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

The (Rotten) Gift that Keeps on Giving

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