As if the Windows Explorer bug was not enough here we go again. An emergency Adobe Flash Player security update has released an emergency security update  to repair yet another critical software flaw. Apparently the software has a flaw that allows hackers to takeover your computer!   This flaw is named CVE-2014-0515 and impacts Windows, MAC...

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Black home buyers beware! In a frightening development hackers are now stealing home buyers down payments. It seems that hackers have struck the real estate industry, in this case First American Title.  The scheme, known in technical circles as the “man-in-the-middle attack” works like this;  hackers intercept emails from title agencies to home buyers.  The email...

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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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