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09Jan2018

Unsecure Security Cameras

As more businesses and homes add security cameras to monitor their premises, hackers are enjoying the view, too. While camera manufacturers can and should secure the backdoors to their systems, there are also steps you can take to protect your property. We’re seeing an uptick in security camera systems being hacked, and one recent incident
  • 9 Jan, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cybersecurity, privacy, risk management, security cameras. IoT, Surveillance,
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09Jan2018

Protecting Your Email Accounts

My dad wasn’t getting his personal email for a few days and thought it was because his service was down. We found otherwise, and he wasn’t the only victim. The message here is: Pay attention to oddities. One of my dad’s symptoms of an email problem was that he wasn’t getting any messages. Unfortunately, that
  • 9 Jan, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, email hacked, online safety, privacy,
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09Jan2018

Managing Assistants

Alexa, Google Home, Siri and Cortana are online assistants who can help you get information and even order products without you ever having to tap a screen or look at one. They are a convenience, but they also raise privacy and security issues. Siri (Apple) and Cortana (Microsoft) are associated with devices, such as phones,
  • 9 Jan, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Android, Apple, cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, iPhone, privacy, risk management, smartphone,
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09Jan2018

‘Free’ Streaming

Not all streaming is meant to be shared – or least not shared with dozens of strangers around the world. Cable companies and content providers are concerned about lost fees as access credentials to programming are increasingly abused. They’re cracking down on piracy. Stealing service has been a problem since the first electrical wires and
  • 9 Jan, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Amazon Prime, cybersecurity, data security, Hulu, netflix, online safety, privacy, risk management, security, Streaming services,
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