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Reporting Forged and Malicious Sites

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Current and patched versions of the major web browsers often include security features that warn you if you attempt to navigate to websites with known or suspected security risks, such as spoofed sites or sites hosting malware.  However, if your … Continue reading

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Tips for Shopping Safely Online

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Online shopping is quick and convenient, but could compromise your financial or personal information if you fail to take a few precautions.  Here are some timely tips for shopping safely online. When heading to the online marketplace, only shop at … Continue reading

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Over-The-Phone Password Change Allows Hackers To Destroy Reporter’s Digital World

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The hacking of the Amazon account of a Wired reporter exposed a security flaw with the way Apple allows users to reset their AppleID passwords. By obtaining the last four digits of the reporter’s credit card, the hackers were able … Continue reading

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Credit Card Security Breach at USC Food Outlets: What You Should Know

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On June 28, 2012, USC Auxiliary Services announced that a security breach had been found in the third-party software system used to process credit card transactions in some campus locations, such as the USC dining halls and the Ronald Tutor … Continue reading

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Securing Your Mobile Device

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With the number of tablets and smartphones in the world on the rise, they are becoming the target of an increasing number of security threats. Below are some links that describe the most common security concerns for mobile devices and … Continue reading

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Summer Cyber Security Reading

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Are you looking to read more on how to keep your computer and all of your personal information secure? Here’s a list of some of our favorite sites that cover cybersecurity topics, from a listing of the latest malware threats … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Warns Users of Stolen Passwords

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LinkedIn is investigating a claim that a hacker downloaded more than 6 million user passwords from the business-oriented social networking site. Anyone with a LinkedIn account is advised to change their account password as a precautionary measure. For more information … Continue reading

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QR Codes: Scanner Beware

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QR, or quick response, codes are barcode-like images that you scan with your mobile devices. Often found on billboards and other outdoor advertisements, scanning these codes points your mobile device to a website or app that will provide more information … Continue reading

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Could Your iPhone Be Used To Hijack Your Facebook Account?

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A vulnerability in the Facebook application on several popular mobile devices may potentially allow someone to take control of your Facebook account. Developers have discovered that the Facebook application for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android-based devices does … Continue reading

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Major Credit and Debit Card Security Breach Announced

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Global Payments, a company that specializes in the processing of credit and debit card payments, announced Friday that they had suffered a major security breach earlier this year. During the attack, hackers stole 1.5 million credit and debit card numbers. … Continue reading

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