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    Phishing with your email contacts as the bait
      A new phishing scam that involves the use of a person's email contacts, has been observed via Google’s Gmail service.This phishing scam centers around the appearance of an email being sent by a familiar email contact.The catch is that...
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    Get your two-step (verification) on
      Two step verification or Two-factor authentication (2FA), is an additional layer of protection beyond your password.  It decreases the risk of a hacker accessing your online accounts by combining your password (something you know) with a second factor such...
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    Google Chrome "Font wasn't found" Malware Scam" - that's cool, I don't need that font anyway.
      Recently a Google Chrome scam has been observed that can infect a computer with crafty malware. This scam called "Font wasn't found" involves malware that changes website text into missing objects in order to appear as if the font is...
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    #youraccountmatters - 8 tips for online banking
      With the recent increase of new accounts being opened with black owned banks in support of the #bankblack and #blackmoneymatters initiative, online security should still be at the forefront when it comes to protecting your bank account. Here are...
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    Adultery, An elderly lady & me: The bad password that brought us together.
    You cant make this stuff up...In this story i become a computer tech, cyber security analyst, counselor, private detective and an audience member of a bad reality show. A few months ago I was referred by a friend to an...
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    CyberGent 101 Career Chronicles: Facing Failure
    Aside from the cyber security information and tips, I also want to share my career journey through a series of post I will call CyberGent 101: Career Chronicles. These posts will highlight my failures, progression, understanding and moments of clarity...
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    CyberGent101 TechSplanation - Process Explorer + Virus Total
    Do you ever hear your computer's fan spin up randomly? This kind of activity can be related to several things such as a process running for a recently opened application, scheduled virus scan or even a virus trying to...
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    The Miami CHEAT - Two man team using a skimming device
    Recently security cameras at a Miami Beach gas station caught a man in the act of skimming. Within a few seconds he is able to perform this low level hack. The man next to him appears to distract the...
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    CyberGent101 TechSplanation - 64 Bit Google Chrome
    This is a first in a series called TechSplanations that will be geared to different security solutions for your computer use. Today's featured software is the 64-bit version of Google Chrome. Chrome has grown pretty popular among users that browse the internet...
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    Dear BFF's, Princesses and Superheros - Hackers are your biggest fans
    We have all seen the Facebook quizzes that flood our timelines. Which Disney character are you? Who is your true BFF?  What is your inner spirit animal? What is Superhero personality? Who is your soulmate? Well as 1 of...
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    It's..about..to..go..DROWN
    Over the last few years a multitude of servers have been affected by SSL/TLS encryption breaking attacks. First off, SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a browser...
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    I too used to be a Cable-holic, An ode to my fellow cable-holics
    Every once in awhile when I scroll my Facebook timeline I see people complaining about their cable bill, weird fees and the hundreds of channels they don't even watch. So I'm writing about my deliverance from cable in hopes of...
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    Secure your Selfies!!!
    Instagram is in the process of rolling out its new security feature in its latest attempt to further protect you from hackers. With the latest update (to be rolled out in phases), Instagram will add two factor authentication to its app...
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    5 ways to tell if your computer is infected with malware
    Slow performance Have you noticed if it takes longer than normal for your computer to boot up to the desktop? Once you're logged in are you waiting too long for your programs to startup? More than likely you have some form of...
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    How safe is your email address?
    Target, Home Depot, VTech all have something in common besides taking our money from time to time. These companies (and several more) were breached by hackers in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. A "breach" is an incident where a hacker...
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    Featured software for PC protection - January 23
    Malwarebytes anti-malware (Free version) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is by far one of my favorite anti-malware programs. I use malwarebytes as a backup to my Anti-Virus program, in case my AV program misses a threat. The free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware contains...
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    The worst passwords of 2015
    According to Splash Data's yearly "Worst passwords list" here are the most common passwords used in 2015: Rank      Password            Change from 2013 1              123456                 No Change 2              password            No Change 3              12345      ...
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    Up Your Password Game
    Let’s be honest, how many of you reading this article currently uses a password containing variations of a relatives name, pets name, your address or even the word "password". At this time I am encouraging you to change your...
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