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Tim Ayer

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Phishing: Stay in the know to keep your information safe

December 21, 2016   |   Tim Ayer

A devious new technique is being used by cyber thieves that involve something called phone phishing. Most of us are on the defense when we receive an unsolicited call from someone posing as a representative of Microsoft’s Technical Support Department, wanting you to log on to a “special” website, or posing as an IRS auditor demanding immediate payment, or posing as a bank representative trying to confirm your account information for security purposes. What if the cyber thief convinced you to call them and give your information willingly? If you think this is not going happen to you, keep reading.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity, Mobile

Security Focus Week Series: Six Travel Tips to Protect Yourself from Cybercriminals

April 7, 2016   |   Tim Ayer

Hotels and their guests have become increasingly frequent targets for cybercriminals. Recognizable names to suffer attacks over the past year include Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Trump Hotel Collection, Starwood Hotel Group and Rosen Hotels and Resorts, which suffered a major data breach after failing to spot an unauthorized cyber intrusion for more than 17 months!

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Topics: Security