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2015 

Wow, a lawyer in Memphis got scammed by his secretary—she embezzled over $362,000 from him, says an article on wreg.com. Attorney Jerry Schatz hired Teresa Sumpter, 48, in July of 2013.Little did he know that his assistant would end up stealing checks from his trust account, forging her signature...
12/30/2015
Have you ever tried to take a picture or video of someone with your phone without them knowing? Sometimes it’s possible, but sometimes it’s not. Well, maybe you knew it was coming: “Ghost apps” are available that let you take images and videos without the target’s knowledge. You can then hide the...
12/29/2015
Burglars actually peruse social media to see who’s on vacation. In fact, 69 burglars were interviewed by Edith Cowan University in Australia, and perusing social media kept coming up as a way to find victims.Keep your cyber mouth shut till you return. Here are more tips:Get to know your neighbors...
12/28/2015
If the person you are sending an e-mail to pretty much instantaneously receives it, how on earth can you unsend or cancel it? Well, you have several options.Criptext This is a browser plug-in that works for Chrome and Safari. Your message including attachments will be encrypted. You will know whe...
12/27/2015
Are you a cyber-blabber? Even a post about your daily afternoon foray to the sub sandwich shop could get you in trouble: A burglar reading this knows when to rob your house. But it doesn’t end there. STOP THE MADNESS!The Giants: Facebook and Twitter Be careful what you post on Facebook and tweet ...
12/23/2015
There are tried and true ways to protect yourself from identity theft—ways that you may not have even considered. Check them out (no specific order): Evaluate your passwords. Does every online account have a different password or are you using the same one for multiple accounts? Fix this problem ...
12/22/2015
That’s a horrible question to ask. There is a very alarming report on nbcsandiego.com, about a dad who regularly checked on his kids in the middle of the night, and one night at 2 a.m., upon checking his 12-year-old daughter’s room, saw that she was gone. The window was open.He fled down the stre...
12/21/2015
The season of giving is now upon us — but don’t forget, it’s also the season of stealing — and no, I don’t mean your wallet or the gift package at your doorstep, but your Social Security number, credit card information, medical records and any other highly confidential information that you have s...
12/20/2015
The words “spying” and “stalking” have negative connotations, but there’s a flipside to the coin: parents monitoring their kids’ online activities and physical locations. And how about middle-aged adults keeping track of the whereabouts of their aged parents with dementia?If you fear that apps fo...
12/19/2015
Even though the highly publicized retail data breaches have involved off-line brick and mortar stores, this doesn’t mean that security is high with online shopping. Scammers and hackers are waiting for you in more ways than you know, such as: Fake product reviews Non-existent products Delivered p...
12/18/2015
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