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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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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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