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If You Connect Your Home or Business to Wi-Fi, You Must Deal With This Threat Now

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the security mechanism used to secure just about every…

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I Was An ID Theft Victim: Here’s What I Did Right (And Wrong)

Learn from this author's experience

It was bound to happen at some point: I became a victim of identity theft.…

By Samara Lynn

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vertification

Get Your Two-Step (Verification) On

If you haven't turned on this security feature, you are as good as hacked

Two-step/factor authentication is free, it improves security, and reduces data theft but most importantly it…

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virus

Scary Phone Virus Bypasses Two-Factor Authentication

If you don't have antivirus software on your phone, you are leaving yourself vulnerable

It intercepts SMS messages and replaces it with its own which has a link to…

By Samara Lynn

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Wikileaks

WikiLeaks’ Very Dangerous Game is Undermining Our Democracy

In this edition of The Tech 100: There is some comic-book level super villain-y stuff afoot.

This is really scary stuff that would be so over-the-top it wouldn’t work as a…

By Samara Lynn

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malware

If You Get This Threatening Message on Your Phone, Do This

Malware that threatens to lock your phone, steal your data, and essentially hold it for ransom

This type of malware can cost you money. What you need to know to protect…

By Samara Lynn

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cybersecurity

Trump Cybersecurity Czar Giuliani’s Site Can Be Hacked by ‘a 7-Year-Old’

Trump's announcement that Rudy Giuliani will be his cybersecurity adviser elicits scorn from actual cybersecurity professionals

After the criticisms from cybersecurity experts, the Giuliani Partners site appears to have been taken…

By Samara Lynn

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Amazon Echo

How to Secure Your New Amazon Echo or Google Home

Take a look at these security tips, if your holiday gifts may include Amazon Echo or another voice assistant

Voice-activated assistants are predicted to be big sellers this holiday season. Here’s great advice on…

By Samara Lynn

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Gooligan

How to Tell if Android is Infected with Gooligan (And What to Do)

What you need to know about the latest Android malware

The malware has been spreading at an incredible rate since the summer (there are 13,000…

By Samara Lynn

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cybersecurity

Three Essential Cybersecurity Questions

Businesses should take action to protect themselves and their customers

Cybersecurity is increasingly important to businesses of all sizes. Businesses should consider three questions to…

By Stephen L. Ball

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massive

Massive Internet Outage Appears Resolved

Cyberattack against Dyn has been mitigated

Dyn was hit with a massive DDoS attack—Distributed Denial of Service. With DDoS attacks, computers,…

By Samara Lynn

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NCSA

The White House and NCSA Want You to Lock Down Your Login

The White House's new initiative to inform Americans about everyday cybersecurity

Most of us think a username and password are enough to stay safe on line;…

By Samara Lynn

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Forney

The Road to TechConneXt: Renee Forney, Cybersecurity Specialist

The Road to TechConneXt is a lead-up series to Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Technology Summit, profiling today's tech leaders and innovators. This week: Cybersecurity Expert Renee Forney

Renee Forney is a seasoned cybersecurity expert. SC Magazine, the leading journal for IT security…

By Samara Lynn

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#BE30DayChallenge

#BE30DayChallange Secure Your Digital Life: Week 4 – Put Your Defenses in Place

In this 30-day challenge, explore cutting-edge tech to secure your digital life and protect your identity

The #BE30DayChallenge to securing your digital life is, hopefully, motivation to take digital security seriously.
In…

By Samara Lynn

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#BE30DayChallenge

#BE30DayChallenge, Week 3: Shore Up Your Home Network

To better secure your digital life, challenge yourself to push your tech skills and lock down your home network

Our homes can have as many devices connected to the network as a small business…

By Samara Lynn

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#BE30DayChallenge

#BE30DayChallenge: Secure Your Digital Life

In this 30-day challenge, take some time to take a few steps to secure your digital life

So much of our life is spent online, yet so many of us are not…

By Samara Lynn

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#BE30DayChallenge: Week 1, Lock Down Your Social Media

Use this week to be proactive in making small, yet significant changes to protect your social media accounts

It’s becoming all too familiar: That frantic post from a Facebook friend that reads something…

By Samara Lynn

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email

5 Ways to Not Get Your Email Hacked

Save yourself some of Mrs. Clinton's headaches. Here are fives ways you can avoid becoming the victim of an email hack.

Save yourself some of Mrs. Clinton’s headaches. Here are fives ways you can avoid becoming…

By Samara Lynn

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DNC

Cybersecurity Pros Familiar With Suspected DNC Email Hackers

The hackers and the methods they may have used to obtain the DNC emails are well known by those in the cybersecurity industry

When Wikileaks released thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), democrats called on cybersecurity technology…

By Samara Lynn

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malware

Malware Drops to New Lows, but Florida is the Most Infected

We're getting savvier combating malware and with cybersecurity, but don't get too complacent, security company warns

A new report reveals computer virus and malware infections dropped 47.3% in the first half…

By Samara Lynn

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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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