Timely news and information to stay Cyber Aware and protect your devices and data.
3 Things you Need to Know about Robocalls
Robocalls are automated phone calls meant to deliver a prerecorded message. Some are legal, but others are bad guys trying to scam you by using your personal information. Check out the 3 things you need to know about robocalls to stay protected!
Ransom Demands for Accounts and Devices are on the Rise
Bad guys threatening you with your own password or “compromising information” are probably just trying to scare you into paying a ransom. There are ways to tell if they really can do what they say.
UPDATE: Secure Your Mobile Number to Reduce SIM Swap Scams
SIM card swapping is a scam that bad guys use to hijack your mobile phone number, giving them access to information coming to your phone number. You can help reduce the risk by securing your phone number and personal information.
Set Up Your New Device for Cyber Safety Success
If you recently purchased a new device, these security precautions can help keep your personal information and your new device safe.
Buyer Beware: Secondary Market Scams
Buying a used phone or a “new” one from someone online may look like a great deal. But it could also be a very common and frustrating scam.
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.
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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.
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