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Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Data breaches are becoming far too common. And there is no single law that requires a company to tell their customers when, or if, such a data breach has occurred. As a result companies often pick and choose what laws to obey and which to ignore. Stores, banks and other services where you use your...

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Newest Social Media Scams

August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Social media is where a lot of black people hangout online. Its the place to be online. But African-Americans need to understand that social media is the heart of scam country.The newest social media scams are constantly evolving and becoming either more sophisticated or more irresistible. You need to know what the latest scams are...

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Know if You’ve Been Hacked

August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a simple warning to black people; you need to know if your computer has been hacked. Its not an easy task if you don’t teach yourself what to look for.  For example what happened when you suddenly have a new homepage or search tool bar? Or perhaps a web banner that will not...

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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating “Backoff”  the latest malware to strike the point of sale systems of over 600 retailers.  Point of sale systems or POS are the small card readers used nearly universally in stores all over the country. Backoff malware has been used by hackers to steal consumer payment data that...

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Online Tracking of Children Legislation

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Senate bill s1700-113, “Safeguards Against Tracking Children Online” is currently being considered in the U.S. Senate. The bill is intended to ban online tracking of children. In the bill the definition of a child is between the ages of 12 and 16 years of age. But the legislation currently being debated is very similar to...

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President Obama to Unlock Cell Phones

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A bill making  it legal to unlock cell phones so they can be used on any service provider’s network has arrived at the White House. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation. The House passed the legislation after the bill passed the Senate last week.  The bill reverses a decision by the Library of...

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Easy Ways to Protect Your Privacy

July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Teaching black people about the digital age is what this blog is all about. And black people need to understand what information collection is and stop surrendering so much of it. We ignore the incessant collection of personal information for the sake of convenience. In the end it doesn’t just demean us but all people....

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Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer is leaving users vulnerable to hackers and other cyber criminals. A recent study conducted by Bromium Labs revealed that Internet Explorer was highly vulnerable when targeted by hackers.  Adobe Flash was indicated as a major weakness for Internet Explorer and another prime target for hackers. Bromium Labs’ report also stated that, “The notable aspect...

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Maybe Goodwill Industries Had a Data Breach

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Goodwill Industries Inc.,one of America’s biggest and best known non-profit organizations is working with federal officials to investigate the possibility of a data breach. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Goodwill says it was notified Friday by fraud investigators for a payment card processor and federal authorities who said payment card numbers may have been stolen from some...

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Home Wi-Fi Security

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are in the era of wireless connectivity. Most African-American homes have an Internet connection that comes through the cable or telephone wires. But once inside the signal goes to a wireless router that allows you to access the Internet. Your home Wi-Fi allows you to use your laptop, tablet or other device anywhere in...

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