Here is some news for you. Seventeen percent of African-Americans take one or more international trips a year. Consider that we spend $48 billion on travel in the United States alone. But black people need to be alert and don’t forget cyber security even on vacation. Taking the time to focus on your cyber security...

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Parents, cyber security for black children, its time for the talk. We take child raising seriously. We have to. The world is a more dangerous place for our children than others. And having a black child online means you have even more things to worry about. Cyber security for black children is vital. You teach...

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If someone offers you something for free that could protect you from the evils of the Internet why would you turn it down? You wouldn’t. This past April PCMag.com  released the results of  testing done on free anti-virus tools and you need to pay close attention. Coming in number one was the Bitdefender free anti-virus to0l....

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1 MAY 2014 – Since the news broke about the Microsoft Internet Explorer bug various websites and news services have published ways to protect yourself. My first recommendation is that you immediately switch to another web browser. If you don’t have another browser on your computer go to Google.com or Firefox.com to download one or both of those browsers....

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FBI Cracks Down Creepware Hackers

May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The FBI and police all over the world launched a crackdown on hackers using the malware known as Blackshades. It’s also known as creepware describing the people who use it to spy on victims by hijacking their computers, especially their webcams. According to CNN more that half a million people all over the world have...

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Smart TV Maybe Watching You

May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

That big screen smart TV mounted on your living room wall could be watching you. According to software specialist NCG Group some smart televisions with built in microphones could be spying on their owners. What a lot of owners of smart TVs don’t understand is that their television is actually a computer. Some smart televisions...

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In a democracy you have a right to speak and be heard. A new website has begun to funnel the voice of the voter directly to the halls of Congress. Internet start-up Countable.us is just the latest website focusing on delivering the desires of the voter directly to their elected representatives. Launched just this week Countable.com gives...

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In a precedent setting case a Florida Court has approved a settlement against Avmed  for a data loss.The decision was handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th District of Florida. AvMed, a health insurer, had two laptop c0mputers stolen in 2009 that contained the names and personal health information of as many...

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A draft cyber security bill  is circulating in Congress that will promote information sharing on cyber threats between private industry and government by offering liability protection. The draft legislation was introduced by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga). Officials familiar with the draft legislation says there’s no timeline...

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U.S. Supreme Court Justices are currently struggling with the issue of warrantless cell phone searches. The arguments before the court is whether police have the right to examine the contents of cell phones found in the possession of criminal suspects. Being considered are cases from Boston and San Diego. In the San Diego case David Leon...

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