Posts Tagged 'Phishing'

In the 2013 indie romance, “Her,” Joaquin Phoenix’s on-screen lover wasn’t another stunning A-list actress, but something less expected and certainly less traditional; “She” was an operating system. A what? Commonly referred to as an “OS,” Phoenix’s romantic partner was the software that powers a computer’s basic functions. Ahhh, romance. In reality, most of us […]

Perhaps the most alarming thing about cybercriminals is that they know us so well. They study human behavior. They study culture and trends. They are marketers. They know what desire we are trying to fill in our Google searches, and they tweak their schemes daily to exploit that. And once we take the bait, they […]

Admit it. Social media has made your world a little smaller—and it’s all in the palm of your hands. Our online personas keep us connected with friends from all corners of our lives—sometimes that list of friends and followers reaches the hundreds, even thousands. From those we knew in high school, to old colleagues and […]

Every year, sporting events around the world become a desirable target for cyber criminals preying on unsuspecting tourists, many of which are browsing for information online and using various WiFi hotspots that make them vulnerable to data theft. There are a number of factors that make these types of events appealing to cyber criminals, the […]

Yesterday at work, I received a call on my cell phone while in a meeting and did not answer. The number was not familiar, but the caller left a little present, a tax fraud phishing voicemail. These calls were very common as recently as six months ago and a huge annoyance to people in California and […]