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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The emergence of Black Twitter has given voice to younger African-Americans. Young black people are using Black Twitter to expand African-American perspectives on current events, civil rights and cultural issues. According to the Washington Post nearly two thirds of black Internet users are on Black Twitter. The 140 characters has given voice to young black...

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UPDATE – $4 Billion in Tax Refunds Stolen

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

  UPDATE April 11, 2014 Identity theft and fraudulent refunds are a nightmare for the IRS. According to a report from Yahoo News the government reported  that nearly $4 billion was paid out in the last year. The money was paid to identity thieves. So far 880 people have been charged. Attorney General Eric Holder...

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Heartbleed Bug: Latest Updates & News

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a report in the Washington Post the Heartbleed bug maybe getting worse. As websites and companies work feverishly to update their systems and networks the effort may slow Internet traffic to a rush hour like crawl. As Internet users work overtime to change passwords the effort may simply not be enough. Some Internet...

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Now You Know: Typosquatting

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Typosquatting is when a cybercriminal creates a website with a name or address similar to a popular and honest website. For example you’re looking for www.macys.com. But you may be a bad speller or simply mis-type the address. And you land on something like www.maceys.com or www.nacys.com. A mistake any of us could make. The...

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Was There a Data Breach at California DMV?

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Banks in California recently received notice from MasterCard that credit card data used previously for California DMV online services had been breached. MasterCard did not say who was breached but did state that the organization experienced a breach commonly known in the financial industry as “card-not-present”. This means that  the transactions occurred online. MasterCard also...

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Google Shuts Down Virus Shield Scam

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A top selling app on Google Play Store has been revealed to be a scam. Virus Shield was rated as the No.1 paid app before it was removed. The app was supposed to protect Android phones from viruses but it did absolutely nothing. Android Police reported that the app is supposed to tell you if...

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Spring Time is Clean PC Time

April 2, 2014 | 1 Comments

Spring time is when all things are new again. Flowers bloom and the leaves return to the trees. Its also a good time to clean up your computer.  A clean PC that is  up to date is faster and safer. Any way you look at it your computer could probably use some maintenance. I urge black...

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