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Summer Scams

June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is just a warning to black people. The definition of social engineering can be found here. Read it then come back to this blog post. Welcome back. Now that you know the definition of social engineering I’m gonna tell you again that the ability of cyber criminals to talk you into bad decisions and...

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American Express Acknowledges Data Breach

June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week American Express notified its customers of a data breach. According to the company as many as 76,000 thousand customers have had credit data compromised including names and account numbers. The company also stated that as many as 18,000 California residents may have had additional information lost but not their names. Law enforcement...

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As an African-American consumer you should not shy away from asking the tough questions when it comes to cyber security. You’re banking online, shopping online, even ordering dinner online. All these things require you to expose your bank account or credit card online. You need to know who is protecting you and how. For example;...

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If you have a smartphone, tablet or computer then you probably have a game or two or more on one or all of them. And these games and apps are as entertaining as they are nosey. These smartphone apps and games spy on everything you do. In a recent CBSNews.com article it was revealed that...

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What is the one thing that every cyber crime and identity theft requires? Information. And if you are wondering what information that answer is easy; numbers. Vital numbers. See, believe it or not, numbers dominate our life. Numbers tell everybody everything about us. Black people need to focus in these numbers to steer clear of...

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This is a warning to black parents everywhere. No, your child should not be on Facebook. If you have a child under 13 years old they should not be on Facebook or at least not unsupervised. Now before I go any further let me point out that I have a Facebook page and I don’t...

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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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