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Facebook Digs Deeper Into Your Life

June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Facebook has been at the center of the privacy storm for sometime. It continues to seek more and better ways to get into your life and learn everything it can about you all in the name of advertising. And now they are moving into your life to watch television and listen to music with you....

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Online Coupons Save Black Families Money

June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in the 80’s there was a rap song with some interesting lyrics.  It went like this, “Its All About Money Ain’t a Damn This Funny!” African-Americans know that’s real. And its not about how much money you make but how much you keep in your pocket. So I’m here to talk  about coupons that...

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Pin and Chip Cards Coming Soon

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

America is about to make a change. The old way of swiping your credit card and signing your name is dead. Welcome to the pin and chip credit card. Starting in 2015 the new card will  move into the American consumer marketplace.Way too late but welcome just the same.  With the new pin and chip...

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A not so new phony tech support call scam has been hitting the Washington, D.C area. According to MyFoxDC.com the scam works like this. A person calls the victim and tells them that a virus has been detected on their computer and that it will crash in minutes. In order to remove the virus the...

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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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