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…

BBB’s Top 10 consumer tips for 2015

Better Business Bureau is proud of our mission; to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. In order to fulfill that mission, every year BBB offers thousands of tips for consumers to help them find a business they can trust. With more than 30 million businesses operating in the U.S. and Canada, people are overwhelmed…

Protect yourself online this Data Privacy Day

BBB gives advice on protecting your identity and personal data Wednesday, Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day, an annual event created seven years ago by the National Cyber Security Alliance to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint. In 2013, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly 270,000 complaints related to online…

Heartbleed: what you should know to protect yourself

You might be tired of hearing about online security threats, but there is one you really should pay attention to: Heartbleed. It’s not a virus or a case of hacking, but a two-year-old coding mistake that was just discovered. A friend of mine compares it to banks discovering their vaults were unlocked for two years. You don’t…

FBI issues advisory about Microsoft Explorer 8 vulnerability

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 Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 browser (IE8) that could allow scammers to access and take over…

Misspelling a website could lead to a malicious site

In an article from USA Today, an internet security firm is warning that a botched keystroke while typing an online address can give computer criminals a chance to hijack your system. As many as 2,000 so-called typosquatters, which use sites that look identical to legitimate ones to capture personal information, launch malicious computer attacks and…