Researchers say your Mobile Carrier’s Network isn’t all that Secure

Gee, even the tools that update your smartphone’s operating system over the air have holes that hackers can slip into.It’s estimated that as many as two billion handsets are vulnerable, and in some instances, security patches haven’t even been released....more

Don’t Get Kicked By Football Players Online

The biggest sporting event of the year just kicked off. If you’re not a football fan (that’s soccer for us Yanks), this is the ultimate goal and it’s just getting started. Many fans will head to Brazil to watch these games and their favorite players, but many more fans will flock online to find out information about the players and teams....more

How to safely and securely recycles Devices

Don’t just throw out your old devices; take measures to protect your personal information.Back UpBefore ridding your device, back up everything on it—everything. Use an automated PC service and/or a flash drive. For the iOS and Android, activate Apple’s iCloud or the Google Auto Backup service.Wipe...more

Change Your Password. World Password Day

We also say we want to be safe online. Yet sometimes our actions betray our words—especially if we’re using simple, short passwords for our online sites. Passwords with less than eight characters are the easiest to crack, especially if they include a proper noun or a word that’s in a dictionary. Hackers especially love passwords of all one character. Lose the “ilovedogs” password please....more

This Earth Day, “Clean” Your Device Before You Recycle It

One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A crook bent on identity theft can potentially have a field day with your discarded pre-approved credit card applications, bank statements, etc. Using a paper shredder before throwing out letters and documents such as these will help protect you and your family....more

What is Cookiejacking?

“Cookiejacking” may sound like someone taking a bite out of that delicious chocolate chip cookie you were planning to have after lunch, but it is actually an online security risk that could lead to your personal information falling into the hands of a cybercriminal....more

7 Safety tips on the Mobile Internet

It’s time to know all the ways you can make sure you’re safe when in mobile space to prevent identity theft....more

Using your Mobile to protect you from criminals

The Good:Your mobile phone number is almost as good as your fingerprint: very unique to you, and as a second factor authentication device via text message, acts as access control through which to access certain web sites....more

Mobile phone hacking: proactive and reactive responses

Mallorie’s Android phone was acting odd, like it was possessed. The thing had a mind of its own, sending garbled texts and gambling. Ghost? Or hacked?Mallorie locked down the phone when it was charging so it wouldn’t purchase poker chips. One day she forgot to lock it and it went on a shopping binge. Packages began appearing at her doorstep....more

5 ways to protect your mobile from prying eyes

Do you know how to keep your phone from the prying eyes of exes, strangers, cops, other officials and even your own spouse? Here are tips to keep your mobile safe and secure. #1 Common Sense...more