How to protect yourself against credit card skimming

Reports of credit card skimmers at gas pumps continue to pop up throughout Travis County. Recently, Travis County deputies announced a crack down on credit card skimmers in the Wells Branch area over the past few weeks.

Alleged ringleader of IRS scam arrested

Police in India have arrested who they believe to be the ringleader of a network of IRS call centers that allegedly tricked Americans out of millions of dollars. According to CNN, Sagar Thakkar, 24, was detained in Mumbai after arriving on a flight from Dubai on Saturday. Mukund Hatote, assistant commissioner of police in Thane, a…

Protection from Zika? Not so fast says FTC

With all the news around the globe regarding the Zika virus, some companies seemed to have tried to convince consumers their products can offer protection. However, earlier this month the Federal Trade Commission sent  10 warning letters to online marketers selling products that say they offer protection from the virus. According to the FTC, the letters…

Homeland Security urges Windows users to uninstall QuickTime

The Department of Homeland Security has advised Window users to uninstall Apple’s QuickTime program after two bugs were found in the software. The government agency announcement was prompted by a blog post by security firm Trend Micro. Their Zero Day Initiative first noted the two QuickTime for Windows vulnerabilities on April 14th and noted that Apple was no…

FTC warns against new twist of tech-support scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public on a new twist to the tech-support scam that tries to gain access to your computer by alleging to fix a computer virus. In this new version, the FTC claims consumers are receiving calls from someone claiming to be from the Global Privacy Enforcement Network. The person on…