Timely news and information to stay Cyber Aware and protect your devices and data.
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.
Better Protect Your Online Accounts with “Two-Factor Authentication”
Understanding two-factor authentication and how it works can help protect your online accounts the way it’s supposed to. Here’s what you need to know.
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.
INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Safe, Scam or Spam?
Do you know the red flags to watch for in emails or texts that can help you avoid scams or spam? This interactive graphic will help you see the warning signs.
Stay Private in Public: Be Wary About Wi-Fi
Connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots can put your private information at risk if you don’t know the safety steps to take. Learn how to better protect yourself from hotspot threats.
Consumer Insights: What You Tell Us about Fraud and Cybersecurity
In the past year we’ve seen the consumer appetite grow for cybersecurity tips and fraud protection pointers. When it comes to things you want to know about, these topics lead the pack: robocalls, spoofing and phone scams.
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?
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.