Holiday Scams – FBI reports 3 key attacks for DEC 2013

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Kim Komando shares 3 major Holiday Scams currently circulating as reported by FBI http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=15699&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=totd&utm_content=2013-12-10-article-1-end-b 1, Fake Gift cards (graphics seem real in email and malware/scam can occur when attempting to cash in during online purchase) 2. Child Identity Theft (criminals are increasingly targeting kids and teens for ID theft) 3. Holiday charity scams (scammers take […]

Privacy – Major technology companies request changes in national security monitoring

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An open letter recommending improved balances between national security and privacy concerns was recently promoted by major companies in computer industry http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-apple-facebook-google-call-for-government-surveillance-reform-20131209,0,1482369.story http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Signs-Open-Letter-Calling-Government-Surveillance-Reform.html/ QUOTE: In an open letter to Washington, eight major technology companies are calling for sweeping changes in the way the U.S. government collects information on citizens. The letter was signed by AOL […]

Cupid Media – 42 million passwords hacked JAN 2013

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Earlier this year, the Australian dating service “Cupid Media” was compromised and recent articles document this, along with importance of using differing passwords, as same password could lead to compromises in email, banking, ecommerce and other websites http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/11/cupid-media-hack-exposed-42m-passwords/ http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/318291-pick-up-lines-that-will-only-attract-hackers QUOTE: An intrusion at online dating service Cupid Media earlier this year exposed more than 42 million consumer records, including names, […]


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