Timely news and information to stay Cyber Aware and protect your devices and data.
UPDATE: Prevent Porting to Protect Your Identity
Securing your phone number can be a key to protecting your identity. A bad guy can use illegal porting to steal your phone number, transferring the number to a device they control.
Why Businesses Shouldn’t Know Your Password
Passwords help secure your accounts. That means only you should know your password – not the company where you have an account. Here’s why that’s important.
VIDEO: Neighbor and Reflection Spoofing Phone Scams
These scams use your own number or ones like it to get you to answer the phone. Watch this video to learn why bad guys do this and what to do if you get a call like this.
Stop Catfishing Before They Reel You In
You may not think they’re a bad guy. But ask yourself just how well you really know the person you met online… and why they really want you to buy a bunch of stuff for them?
Secure Your Number to Reduce SIM Swap Scams
SIM card swapping is a scam that bad guys use to hijack your mobile phone number. You can help reduce it by securing your phone number and personal information.
SLIDE SHOW: Man in the Middle Scam
A good dose of skepticism may be just the thing when a bad guy is trying to trick you into sharing information. This slide show can help you better understand the “Man in the Middle” scam. This is where bad guys fool you into giving them an authorization code that's been sent to you from a company. Then they use the code to fool the company, pretending they are you.
VIDEO: 4 Steps to Take Before Trading In Your Old Phone
When you get a new phone and before you trade in your old one, make sure you don’t trade in all your personal information, too. Watch this video to see the steps to better protect yourself.
Latest media report
Project Verify: Next Generation Security Announced
The four major mobile carriers announced a new security technology that could greatly improve the protection of your device and identity. The working title is Project Verify. When available, it will use “multi-factor authentication” to make sure you are really you when accessing accounts from mobile devices, PCs and desktops.
Read more here.
To learn more, watch this video from the Mobile Authentication Taskforce:
New Warnings Have Consumers Checking Their Home WiFi Routers
The router is the heart and soul of your home Wi-Fi network, and now it's more important than ever to make sure it's secure against bad guys.
Read more here.