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Privacy Tip #300 – Apple iPhone Users: Update Your iPhone iOS ASAP

We have noted before how important it is to update the operating system (OS) on your mobile phone as soon as you receive notice from the manufacturer. This week, Apple issued...

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Privacy Tip #299 – Creepy SpyFone Banned by FTC

In a second case against stalkerware apps and the first where the FTC has banned a company from doing business, the FTC announced on September 1, 2021, that it has “banned...

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Privacy Tip #298 – Help AGs Try to Protect Children’s Data

As a former Assistant Attorney General, I have a soft place in my heart for Attorneys General as consumer protection advocates. Most state AGs have the primary jurisdiction to enforce compliance...

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Privacy Tip #297 – Vulnerability in Smart Home Devices Including Baby Monitors

Mandiant, a division of FireEye, has reported that it has discovered a vulnerability in a software protocol that enables hackers to gain access to audio and visual data on smart devices...

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Privacy Tip #296 – Hackers Dump One Million Credit Cards for Sale on Dark Web

To establish credibility for their new criminal marketplace, cyber criminals have posted details on over 1,000,000 credit cards, stolen between 2018 and 2019, including card number, CVV number, name and address...

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Privacy Tip #295 – Privacy Concerns in 2021

As we work through the second half of 2021, not quite out of the pandemic, still working remotely sometimes or all the time, data privacy and security concerns are more important...

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Privacy Tip #292 – Some Mint Mobile Users’ Information Compromised

Mint Mobile notified a “small number” of customers last weekend that their personal information was compromised between June 8 and June 10, when a threat actor ported the phone numbers of...

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Privacy Tip #291 – Cryptomining Apps Offer Fake Services for a Fee

Although app platforms guard against fake apps, criminals are working hard to get around app platform rules to scam victims out of a cryptobuck. Apple and Google throw apps off their...

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Privacy Tip #290 – 700 Million LinkedIn Users’ Data for Sale on Hacker Forum

Although a security researcher has confirmed that LinkedIn users’ data, including full names, gender, email addresses, telephone numbers, and industry information is for sale on RaidForums by a hacker self-dubbed “GOD...

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Privacy Tip #289 – Lucky You if You Live in Utah

If you live in Utah, you have many things to be grateful for, including the majestic mountains. Utah is one of my favorite places to ski. And now it ranks as...

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