Author: Adam Levin

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Opinion: These new privacy-friendly initiatives are anything but

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If you look at recent headlines, it seems like the biggest players in the technology industry are finally embracing a more privacy-centric way of doing business. …

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Tax season is open season on taxpayers. Here’s how to protect yourself

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The 2021 tax season may be more scam-ridden than previous years. The Covid-19 pandemic has created an enhanced threat landscape. Specifically, the great migration to remote …

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Don’t fall prey to these tax scams

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Tax season is stressful enough without the threat of phony tax returns, stolen personal and financial data and phishing scams. Scammers know how to navigate the …

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The one food you should never eat before bed

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If you’re like me, you agree that there’s nothing quite as comforting as a big bowl of ice cream. Also, if you’re like me, you don’t …

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How to avoid being hacked on dating sites

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The number of people using online dating services has steadily increased over the last several years. In non-plague years, dating apps typically see a pre-February spike. Pandemic-time usage …

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The Parler migration to Telegram is a hacker’s paradise

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Early 2021 has seen an inspiring evolution in the way people communicate online. Unfortunately hackers are eager to find ways to exploit these advances, particularly in …

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9 signs you were hacked on Black Friday

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Bogus Black Friday deals. Depleted gift cards. “There’s a problem with your purchase” or fake delivery issue notifications. The holiday shopping season traditionally is a veritable cornucopia of …

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Is your cybersecurity ready for the holidays?

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Retailers around the world are anticipating less foot traffic in their shops this holiday season, with more than 75% of consumers expected to do most of their …

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9 ways you can avoid hackers while holiday shopping

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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially for scammers. Consumers are typically spending more, doing it quickly and not paying as much attention …

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Holiday shopping is stressful enough. Don’t get scammed, too

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The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially for scammers. Consumers are typically spending more, doing it quickly and not paying as much …

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50 ways to avoid getting scammed on Black Friday

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‘Tis the season The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for scammers. And like everything else in 2020, these next few weeks …

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Can Apple beat the competition with better privacy?

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“What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” That was the message Apple emblazoned in huge letters on the flank of Springhill Suites Marriot in Las …

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Does 2-factor authentication really keep you safer?

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There’s an old saying: “Locks are for honest people.” The idea is that a competent crook can break in no matter what you do, but that …

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DNC attempted hack was a false alarm

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News of an attempted voter database hack announced earlier this week was a false alarm, the Democratic National Committee announced this morning.  It was initially thought …

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Still use a fax machine? Beware this favored hacker entry point

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It’s long been known that organizations need to exercise extreme caution when jettisoning old office equipment, especially if it has built-in memory—and that it’s even more …

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How to avoid a phone scam

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The Justice Department recently nabbed 21 scammers who defrauded at least 15,000 victims in the United States alone. Posing as IRS employees, the scammers extracted from …

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Walmart patents employee audio surveillance technology

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Retail giant Walmart has recently patented technology that would enable the retail giant to deploy audio surveillance on employees. The stated goal: measuring performance in their …

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The cybersecurity risk some companies won’t discuss

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It’s been a long, compromise-filled road with billions of victims along the way, but businesses are finally embracing the need for creating a culture where good …

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Is it time to de-dox your timeline?

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If you know anyone who maintains social media accounts and works in law enforcement, and they don’t use an alias, send them this article. Scratch that. …

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Are you helping an ID thief get a credit card?

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You can spot a Nigerian email scam without opening it. You know what you’re doing when it comes to keeping ID thieves from conning you. And …