In this increasingly connected world, cafes, airports, hotels and even subway lines offer readily available public internet. While public WiFi is incredibly convenient, it isn't exactly safe when it comes to protecting your privacy and personal data.
Consumer Fraud Forum Blog
A new study finds that a record number of Americans were victims of identity theft in 2016. According to the 2017 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million Americans were victims last year – up 16 percent from 2015.
Think you’re too smart to fall for a phishing scam? Well, according to a new study, that overconfidence may make you the perfect victim for scammers and identity thieves.
A new report says more than a million Android phones have been compromised by a new malware strain since August. What’s more, experts say the virus, called Gooligan, is spreading at an alarming rate with an additional 13,000 phones becoming infected each day.
Cyber Monday is officially underway. And for the first time ever, consumers are expected to spend more online today than they spent in stores on Friday. Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks retail traffic, predicts that consumers will spend a whopping $3.36 billion online this Cyber Monday.
From Colin Powell’s emails leak to the hack of the Democratic National Convention’s servers, it’s clear that no one is safe from digital break-ins. That said, there are still things you can do to protect your personal information while online.
Thinking about selling or recycling your old cellphone or computer? Then you want to make sure that you wipe it clean to reduce the risk of your personal data falling into the wrong hands.
But it turns out that deleting your personal data is much harder than you think – just hitting the delete button won't...
Data breaches are constantly making headlines. The most recent involves a major breach that has affected customers from more than 1,000 Wendy’s restaurants across the country. Customers had their debit and credit card information stolen after cybercriminals hacked into the payment systems used at the...
There is a message circulating on the WhatsApp service that is tricking users into installing malware. The scam offers users the chance to upgrade to a premium 'gold' service.
The internet has made all our lives easier by allowing us to manage our personal accounts without ever leaving home. We can do our banking, pay for utilities, book appointments, shop and much more right from our computers or smartphones. As such, we all have dozens of passwords that we need to remember.