Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

When I first heard the term “Internet Safety” about 12 years ago, despite its serious nature,  I thought to myself, “Ugh. Could there be a more booooring topic?” It sounded about as interesting as the manual that came with my new vacuum cleaner. It took a while, but over time parents—myself included—became more aware and […]

Identity theft gets all kinds of buzz in the news. It’s not hard to see why—in 2012, over 16.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft. What most people don’t know is that identity theft is much more than just stealing your credit card number. In other posts, I discussed how thieves use your identity […]

When thinking about biometric security, one might picture Mission Impossible-like retinal scanning or fingerprint reading technology a la the iPhone 6. But did you know that your voice can be a key to your security as well? Major banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, are employing recorded voice messages to help protect your hard-earned […]

Australia clearly loves Jessica Mauboy.  Such an extraordinary talent!  However the latest McAfee research shows that Jess is topping the charts for all the wrong reasons.  She is in fact the riskiest Australian celebrity name to search for according to the Eighth Annual McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities List 2014. While the recent celebrity photo hacking […]

By now hopefully you’ve had several critical conversations with your child about the good, the bad, and the risky of the online world. But have you had the ‘dangerous celebrity’ talk’? You read that right. Because cybercriminals have become more and more savvy in disguising their digital attacks, parents, too, must be equally poised to […]