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FCC’s Smartphone Security Checker

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Smartphones provide access to a great many services, from email to social networking to online banking.  With all the personal and financial information accessible by modern smartphones, mobile security is more important now than ever. To help smartphone users protect … Continue reading

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7 Critical Adobe Flash Updates Released

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Adobe has released fixes for 7 critical remote execution vulnerabilities in its Flash Player software. These vulnerabilities affect Flash Player for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android 3.x, and Android 4.x. These exploits could cause your computer to crash and could potentially … 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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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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Spammers Turn to SMS Texts In Latest Scam

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You may have recently received text messages on your phone that claim you are eligible for a free iPad or other prize. These texts say that all you need to do to claim your prize is click the included link. … Continue reading

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