How your baby monitor may not be secure

Is your baby monitor secure? The question isn’t something you probably think to ask, but may have to. The Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Technology, Research and Investigation found some baby monitors that have WiFi could be at risk of being hacked. The monitor works by sending its feed to your home wireless router, then the router sends it…

BBB offers advice on what to do after a data breach compromises your identity

Anthem Insurance is latest corporation to be hacked Tens of millions of Americans could be victims of the latest corporate data breach at Anthem Insurance. Unknown hackers apparently stole personal identifying information (PII) from current and former Anthem customers, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of births and other information that can be used…

Keep your Bluetooth both hands-free and hack-free

Cell phone users are increasingly turning to Bluetooth technology to talk hands-free on their phones. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 10 states have passed laws which prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. As hands-free devices gain popularity, scammers are finding ways to exploit it. Scammers use specialized software to intercept your…

Are you making it too easy for hackers to infiltrate your smartphone?

Have you ever stopped to think about all the personal information you have on your smartphone? Do you pay your bills on your phone or check your account balances? Do you make online purchases from your smartphone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, are you also taking the proper steps to ensure…

Top 10 Threats to Smartphone Users

According to Security News Daily, it won’t be long before smartphones are the main target for virus writers. Hackers are ramping up their efforts to unleash a variety of attacks that specifically target smartphone owners. “We’ve noticed a 900 percent increase of malware for mobile devices that run the Android OS,” in the past year,…