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Security Awareness: Top Tips for Training Your Workers to Be Safer Online

Security Awareness: Top Tips for Training Your Workers to Be Safer Online | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Many companies neglect to teach their teams about security awareness and end up paying for it when employees make mistakes or bad decisions that compromise
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Securitysplaining For Consumers
A totally AD FREE Collection of Consumer Focused Articles about Preventing Fraud, Theft, Abuse, and Invasion of Privacy in both the online and offline world
Curated by Jon Campbell
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Best Seller on Consumer Security

5 STAR READING. This consumer focused  book focuses on solutions - tools, techniques, and behaviors to keep you safe.  It is regularly by far the best selling book in its category for non-professionals.

 

The book is periodically updated using many of these articles which are drawn from over two hundred sources (security vendors blogs, government and non-profit security websites, technology news websites, etc.).

 

A LENGTHLY BIBLIOGRAPHY (with live links) of source articles, organized by book chapter is available at this URL: http://564738.com/book-bibliography/

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How to better protect your Tumblr account from hackers with 2SV

How to better protect your Tumblr account from hackers with 2SV | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
In this guide, we walk through the steps on how to enable two-step verification on your Tumblr account.
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Android Trojans Exploit Marshmallow's Permission Model

The authors of Android Trojans have adapted their attack models to target the permission-granting model that Google has introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, security firm Symantec has discovered.
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5 ways to secure OS X

5 ways to secure OS X | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
With OS X security exploits on the rise, Jesus Vigo takes a look at 5 ways to better protect your Mac from malware infections and data loss.
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Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nude Pics Of Jennifer Lawrence

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nude Pics Of Jennifer Lawrence | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
The 36-year-old Pennsylvania man plead guilty to one count of gaining "unauthorized access to a protected computer" to gain private information, including nude photos and videos, according to Billboard .
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Hacker: no such thing as free Wi-Fi

Hacker: no such thing as free Wi-Fi | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Jason Hart, a chief technology officer in charge of identity and data protection with security company Gemalto, demonstrated how hackers could be monitoring an unsuspecting surfer’s web activity before they’ve even taken a sip of their macchiato.
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Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4 to 1 in U.S.

Chromebooks beat Mac notebooks 1.4 to 1 in U.S. | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it

Chromebooks have sold primarily to educational organizations, particularly K-12 schools, because of their low price and easy manageability. The sales trend is likely to continue and the device will be more attractive to consumers due to the announcement by Google that Android apps will soon be able to run natively on the device.

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Uber’s Android app collects an ‘uncool’ amount of data about users, security pro says

Uber’s Android app collects an ‘uncool’ amount of data about users, security pro says | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
The deep dive into the Uber app may provide more evidence of the company’s real position on data privacy.
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Google: 3 steps you should take now to secure yourself online

Google: 3 steps you should take now to secure yourself online | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
 If you have a choice between reading this and installing a security update, install the update. But it would be even better if the patch allowed you zero say on the matter and instead just updated on its own — without making any noise.
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Google reveals it's bringing Android Apps and the Play Store to Chromebooks

Google reveals it's bringing Android Apps and the Play Store to Chromebooks | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
You can officially stop calling Android Google’s mobile operating system: That operating system and its selection of 1.5 million or so apps will soon arrive on laptops and desktops running Google’s Chrome OS. The news came during a presentation at the Alphabet, Inc. (GOOG) subsidiary’s I/O conference here Thursday morning.
Chrome’s own sync engine will ensure they stay current from one Chromebook to the next.
Simple, secure, mostly cheap Chromebooks were appealing enough when they could only run rich web apps like Google Docs. Adding the ability to run almost anything off the Android app menu should only boost their sales.
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Hit by TeslaCrypt ransomware? Here's the solution

Too often stories about ransomware infections have unhappy endings.
But in the case of TeslaCrypt there's some very positive news.
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117 million LinkedIn email addresses and passwords put up for sale

117 million LinkedIn email addresses and passwords put up for sale | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Troy Hunt has confirmed that at least some of the email addresses and passwords offered for sale are the same as those used by LinkedIn users
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Firefox overtakes Microsoft’s IE and Edge browsers, but Chrome continues to dominate

Firefox overtakes Microsoft’s IE and Edge browsers, but Chrome continues to dominate | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Microsoft may have built a new web browser that is befitting of today's Internet, but its decision to develop Edge and deprioritize Internet Explorer might be..
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Banks To Force Customers To Foot the Bill For Fraud On Their Accounts

Banks To Force Customers To Foot the Bill For Fraud On Their Accounts | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Banks could block customers from claiming money back if they are a victim of fraud and it is found they had substandard online security. Following this news, IT security experts from Lieberman Software, ESET, Imperva and AlienVault discuss whether this is a good idea. Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy at Lieberman Software: Banks, just like more »
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Aerospace firm loses $47 million in cyber fraud, fires CEO

Aerospace firm loses $47 million in cyber fraud, fires CEO | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Have you trained your employees to be on the lookout for bogus emails?
If you're a CEO you might want to. Because it might end up costing you your job if you don't.
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.
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Massive Locky Campaign Powered by JavaScript Attachments

Over the past few weeks, researchers have observed a spike in the number of malicious spam emails using attached JavaScript files to distribute malware such as the infamous Locky ransomware.
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This serpent-like malware lies dormant until you access your bank account

This serpent-like malware lies dormant until you access your bank account | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Researchers uncovered a new malware that's been used against banks in the U.S., Canada and Europe. It has bilked customers out of about $4 million.
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Chrome 51 Patches 42 Security Vulnerabilities

Released on Wednesday in the stable channel, Chrome 51 patches 42 security vulnerabilities, including 23 flaws that have been disclosed by external researchers.
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Are chip implants the payment method of the future?

Are chip implants the payment method of the future? | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel had an RFID chip implanted in his hand and lived to talk about it.
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New subscription service Circle Go lets parents manage kids’ devices outside the home

New subscription service Circle Go lets parents manage kids’ devices outside the home | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
The company behind a device that helps parents enforce their home's internet rules and restrictions, Circle with Disney, launched last winter in partnership..
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Cybercrime on the rise as economic crime 'goes digital'

Cybercrime on the rise as economic crime 'goes digital' | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
Incidents of cybercrime are on the rise, with a new study from PwC reporting it as the “only economic crime to have registered an increase”.
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US agency releases privacy 'best practices' for drone use

US agency releases privacy 'best practices' for drone use | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
The National Telecommunications & Information Administration released a list of voluntary privacy best practices for commercial and non-commercial drone users.
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New tech support scams mimic ransomware, lock users' computers

New tech support scams mimic ransomware, lock users' computers | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
If your Windows computer tells you to call a support number for a product key, can you be sure you're not falling for a technical support scam?
David Bisson reports.
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Ransomware and the Internet of Things: A Growing Threat 

Ransomware and the Internet of Things: A Growing Threat  | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it

IoT's (Internet of Things) integration into the world of business, along with the evolution of ransomware, creates the perfect storm for a cybersecurity arms race. 

Imagine coming home to a message on your fridge that says you must pay a quarter of a bitcoin to remove the malware that has shut if off. Or imagine the app that controls your smart thermostat demanding payment if you want your temperature to drop below 120 degrees. Sure, these are benign examples -- but what if this could happen to every single internet-connected object in your house?

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7 Full Disk Encryption Solutions to Check out

7 Full Disk Encryption Solutions to Check out | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it

Full disk encryption software offers valuable protection for data on laptops. These seven FDE solutions are worthy of consideration.

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Most of us will risk getting malware for a killer beach bod: Survey

Most of us will risk getting malware for a killer beach bod: Survey | Securitysplaining For Consumers | Scoop.it
It turns out most of us will do damn near anything to get a killer beach bod for the summer — whether that’s going on a weeklong kale-juice cleanse or picking up some sweet malware on our computers. According to a survey conducted by Intel’s security arm, some 88% of consumers have clicked on pop-up ads for diets and fitness programs despite knowing the dangers of such ads.
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