Top 10 tricks to protect yourself from cyber crime

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October is normally associated with Halloween and ghosts and goblins, but for the last 10 years it’s been National Cyber Security Awareness month. As evidenced by the rising number of successful attacks against high-profile targets, cyber crime is on the rise. Here are some ways to protect yourself:


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Top 7 phishing scams play on your emotions

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Phishing has become one of the most common ways to circumvent the security of your PC. The key to taking over your system is convincing you to click on a link that seems legitimate at the time. The themes and “bait” used to get you to click can be compelling and nearly always try to exploit an emotion. Be wary, and exercise the firewall between your ears: think before you click.


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Tips to reduce risk when shopping online

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Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has become the biggest online retail shopping day of the year. In 2012, Cyber Monday shoppers racked up $1.46 billion in sales, a new online record, according to comScore. Because of the explosive growth each year in online holiday sales, shoppers need to be extremely diligent in making digital purchases. Scammers with fake websites and emails are lurking out there to separate you from your money. Your identity is also at risk.


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