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Category Archives: Technology
Maybe you’ve gotten one of these calls before: Someone calls out of the blue, claiming your computer is riddled with viruses and wanting to “fix” it remotely. The caller uses technical jargon that may or may not sound convincing, depending … Continue reading
Better Business Bureau warns consumers and businesses about vulnerability to scams Better Business Bureau is urging all consumers and businesses to pay close attention to a Cyber Security Advisory issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a vulnerability in … Continue reading
A fake news story that claims to offer shocking information about newly-appointed Pope Francis is making the rounds via e-mail. Spammers are using the resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of a new pope as an opportunity to spread … Continue reading
An email has been circulating for months now with the title “Re: Your Photos.” It comes from various senders and the body simply says “Hello, as promised your photos,” and a link. BBB warns consumers not to click the link. … Continue reading
On Wednesday, BBB provided tips for securing your mobile device, reminding consumers that smartphones are just like computers — vulnerable to hacking, malware and phishing scams. Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with HTC America. The agency claims … Continue reading
Mobile phones, tablets can be targets of malware Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to take steps to secure their mobile devices in order to protect themselves from identity theft and malware. According to a survey released by The … Continue reading
BBB’s Erin Rodriguez talks about the importance of updating Java, and why you might want to disable Java on your web browser. You can update your version of Java here: http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp
The Federal Bureau of Investigations recently issued a warning about a new scam circulating around the internet. According to the agency’s press release, the Reveton Ransomware virus infects computers when a user visits a compromised website. According to the release, … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission is offering $50,000 to the person, or group of people, who comes up with a winning solution to block unwanted robocalls. Although the national Do Not Call registry still exists and has stopped many robocall attempts … Continue reading