Child identity theft is a rapidly growing crime in the cyber age. Black parents need to be aware of the vulnerability of their child’s identity and what they need to do to protect it. Sadly most child identity theft is done by family members. Parents have used their child’s social security number and name to...

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Google has offered full refunds for an anti-virus app that was sold on its Google PlayStore site. The app, named Virus Shield, was completely ineffective but still became a best seller. In addition to the refund Google is also offering a $5 dollar credit. Deviant Solutions, the maker of the app claims there was mistake...

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AT&T has decided its not going to give up the prepaid cellphone market to T-Mobile without a fight. T-Mobile has been sucking AT&T customers away with some pretty aggressive tactics and AT&T is feeling it. In a move to make it’s no contract phone plans more competitive with T-Mobile AT&T is upping the amount of...

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Change Your Obamacare Password

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a result of the Heartbleed bug the Department of Health and Human Services is requiring consumers to change their password for the Obamacare or HealthCare.gov website. A notice was posted on the website notifying users. Although HealthCare.gov has not reported any negative instances related to the Heartbleed bug the website believes it is in...

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Faketoken Malware Hits Android Phones

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Faketoken malware has hit Android phones in the U.S. and 55 countries. Black people understand the convenience of banking through your smartphone. But that luxury has become downright dangerous to your financial health. According KasperskyLabs.com the Faketoken malware is highly effective at stealing passwords and temporary passwords used to transfer money and pay bills  using Android...

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Kill Switch Coming to Smartphones

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smartphone thefts cost consumers more than $30 million in 2012. The theft of smartphones has become a thorn in the side of both law enforcement and the phone companies that have resisted placing kill switch technology on phones. They claimed hackers might be able to activate the kill switch. Yahoo News reported that CTIA, The Wireless Association...

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One of the sneakiest phishing scams ever has been hitting Netflix customers. The scam allows the criminal to rummage around inside your computer and steal files while you are on the phone with them. Its amazing and elaborate but customers have been hit. If you are a Netflix customer you need to check this out....

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In what can be considered a major victory for the government and Internet users a New Jersey Court has ruled the Federal Trade Commission can sue for data breaches. The decision went against Wyndham Worldwide Inc. owner of Wyndham Hotels. U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas ruled that the FTC can hold companies responsible for...

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The currency of the digital age is information. Currently the big topic of conversation is the Heartbleed bug. We are just one day past the tax deadline and the IRS is struggling with a massive amount of  identity fraud and fraudulent tax refunds. The foundation of it all is identity theft and data breaches. Identity...

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Heartbleed, from a black perspective, is just as disastrous. If you have not heard about Heartbleed then my job is to highlight these type of events for black people and show my brothers and sisters what is happening in the cyber world. I’m not going to get technical on you here. The Heartbleed bug does...

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