“Hacked” Facebook Account — or Cloned?

Dear friends who keep talking about "hacked Facebook accounts": When there is an account that is pretending to be your account on Facebook (or other social media platforms) that is sending friend requests to others, in most cases, this does not mean that your account has been "hacked" (i.e., inappropriately accessed by someone other than … Continue reading “Hacked” Facebook Account — or Cloned?

Tips for Staying #CyberSecure While Shopping Online for #CyberMonday

Cybercriminals need shopping money for the Holidays and one of their favorite times to get yours is when you are shopping on #CyberMonday. https://youtu.be/ZPIEiQVQZ2I?t=31s Use these tips to help stay #cybersecure while shopping online for #CyberMonday and at any other time: Credit or debit? Use credit cards, not debit cards, for your online shopping. Debit cards … Continue reading Tips for Staying #CyberSecure While Shopping Online for #CyberMonday

Facebook Requesting Your Nudies to Combat Revenge Porn – My Comments on TV

Recently, news broke that in an effort to combat online revenge porn, Facebook is requesting that you send them your nudie pics! Here are some comments I shared with the Morning Dose television program: https://youtu.be/NdsHydFm9zI

What do holiday charities, school weather closings, social media and ransomware have in common?

Question: What do holiday charities, school closings,social media and ransomware have in common? Answer: They are all tools that cybercriminals use to steal money from you! Social engineering is a fancy way to describe old-fashioned lying. It is what happens when bad guys use deception to get people to do something really dumb that they would … Continue reading What do holiday charities, school weather closings, social media and ransomware have in common?

Kim Kardashian’s Lesson on the Relationship Between Physical and Cybersecurity

While the story of Kim Kardashian being robbed at gun-point while in Paris, France has created quite a stir in pop culture, it has lessons to learn about cybersecurity as well. First and foremost, it demonstrates the integral interplay between cybersecurity and physical security and how people need to always maintain situational awareness of how their … Continue reading Kim Kardashian’s Lesson on the Relationship Between Physical and Cybersecurity