Many articles, posts and other communications contain abundant links, some of which may lead to pages that no longer exist or, worse, are compromised. On a Mac/PC you can hover the mouse cursor over a link to see its destination. On mobile, you can hold to copy it and then paste it into a note.
There have been an increasing number of reported phishing scams via numbers in people’s area codes. Scammers call from numbers that include the first six digits of your own in an effort to get you to answer. As more people answer, the more lucrative it becomes for the scammers, so be sure to ignore numbers […]
Phishing emails are intended to fool you into clicking a link or attachment. To do so, they imitate the look and feel of official corporate or government communications. You can fight back by not engaging with any email that has a long/garbled sender address or subject line, is filled with typos and odd formatting, or […]
It seems there’s no shortage of cybersecurity threats that cautious individuals need to guard against. Phishing is on the most common methods that criminals use for breaching accounts, stealing credentials and compromising data, and there’s no shortage of variations on this technique, including SMS (short message service) phishing, or smishing, and spear-phishing, a kind of […]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently warned about potential scams related to the coronavirus. Now that vaccines are being rolled out and people are waiting their turns, scammers may contact people and tell them that they can sign up for a vaccine by providing personal information. Research where vaccines are being offered in your area […]
If you use Robinhood for your investments, you should take your security very seriously. Hackers may try to obtain your username, password or Social Security number with phishing attempts. For reference, Robinhood Support will never do the following: Send you links within text messages. Ask you to send money through third parties. Ask for your […]
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