Tag Archives: Consumer Threat Notices

Cover Yourself: Google Leaves Your Passwords Exposed

We would like to assume that passwords saved in our web browser are stored in a secured virtual lock box, helping us to surf the web with increased speed and easily log into our favorite sites without sacrificing safety. Unfortunately, this might not be the case on Google Chrome, as it was recently brought to Read more…

Bitcoin Given Official Currency Status by Federal Judge

You can’t carry it in your wallet, or store it in a piggy bank, but Bitcoin is just as much a form of money as any physical bill or coin, so says the U.S. government. Just this week, a federal judge in Texas issued a ruling that declared Bitcoin—a digital currency with previously little legal Read more…

Who’s watching whom? Is Your Smart TV Spying on You?

Like something right out of George Orwell’s 1984, it turns out that Big Brother, or Big Hacker in this case, may in fact be watching you—through your television. Recent research shows that Smart TVs are just as vulnerable to a hacking attack as your home computer. After months of research and working with Smart TV Read more…

Not so Hack-tastic: Cyber Scams Cost Banks, and You, Millions

This year may just be deemed the era of the cyber security breach, with scores of online attacks running up millions of dollars in damages to a number of financial institutions. The tactics used range from revenge-focused “hacktivism” to illicit credit card scandals—a variety of scams that emphasize just how important it is to use Read more…

Hit the brakes! How Secure is Your Car’s Computer?

As everyday items become increasingly computerized and Internet-connected, the convenience and efficiency of our lives has improved more than we could have imagined. Like something out of the Jetsons, we are seeing numerous technological advancements applied to kitchen appliances and other everyday household items to optimize our experience. Refrigerators, thermostats, cars and more are connecting Read more…

Hit the brakes! How Secure is Your Car’s Computer?

As everyday items become increasingly computerized and Internet-connected, the convenience and efficiency of our lives has improved more than we could have imagined. Like something out of the Jetsons, we are seeing numerous technological advancements applied to kitchen appliances and other everyday household items to optimize our experience. Refrigerators, thermostats, cars and more are connecting Read more…

Hit the brakes! Did Your Car Just Get Hacked?

Could your car be the next target of a cyber attack? You might not think so, but new research has shown otherwise. The overall safety of your vehicle used to be rather straightforward to maintain with tune-ups, replaced brake pads, flushes and other scheduled upkeep. Unfortunately, with the incorporation of computer systems into newer car Read more…

Watching Your Every Move: Your Phone Could be Snooping on You Right Now

Let’s just say it. The world is going mobile. Practically any task you can perform on your computer, you can also do with a mobile phone, and there are even a few that your computer can’t do. In just moments, you can simultaneously shop for shoes, deposit a check and then quickly buy a plan Read more…

Stop Malvertisements from Causing a Click-tastrophe on Your Computer

Web ads: sometimes annoying, other times entertaining and useful, but for the most part, harmless. Or so you thought. It seems that cybercriminals are now turning their attention toward pulling you in with a strong sales message, and you may be none the wiser until it’s too late. Your neighborhood hacker has decided to start Read more…

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: Superhero Searches Pose Online Risks

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s… going to crash your computer? Little did Batman know the search for him across the World Wide Web almost singlehandedly brought down several of his fans’ computers. Across town in her invisible jet, Wonder Woman had no clue that in searching her out, fans’ computers were getting infected Read more…