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Privacy Tip #335- Health Care Sector Continues to Be Hit with Ransomware

According to the 2022 State of Ransomware Report issued recently by Sophos, it surveyed 5,600 IT professionals from 31 countries, including professionals in the health care sector. Those professionals in the...

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Privacy Tip #334 – Crypto Scams Continue to Top the List of Scams Reported to the FTC

It is tempting to get into the world of cryptocurrency investments. News items of early investors banking millions of dollars fuel the temptation. But it is an investment strategy that is...

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Privacy Tip #333 – FTC Provides Resources to LGBTQ+ Community with “Celebrate Pride, Fight Fraud”

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off Pride Month yesterday, acknowledging that “some of the most egregious scams and abuses target the LGBTQ+ community.” The scams that those in the LGBTQ+ community...

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Privacy Tip #333 – Chatbots Used to Steal Credentials

I am not a huge fan of using chatbots, as I never end up getting my questions fully answered. I get the efficiency of using a chatbot for simple questions, but...

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Privacy Tip #331 – ACLU Settles Facial Recognition Suit with Clearview AI

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Privacy Tip #330 – Data Privacy and Downloaded Apps: Here Are Those Dubbed “the Worst”

Readers of this blog know how I feel about apps and the data they collect, use and disclose when it comes to privacy. Although they are supposed to tell you in...

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Privacy Tip #329 – Download Apps for Single Use—Then Delete

I traveled this week by plane to a client to conduct a cybersecurity tabletop exercise—one of my favorite things to do (the tabletop, not the flying). To be able to use...

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Privacy Tip #328 – Ukraine Charity Scams

Unscrupulous criminals use crises to their advantage. Scammers are using the conflict in Ukraine to bilk money from people trying to help those impacted from the attacks. There are numerous accounts...

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Privacy Tip #327 – Scammers Spoof Cell Phone Numbers

Scammers use familiarity to get victims to fall for their scams. One way to do that is to spoof a cell phone number from the same area code to make the...

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Privacy Tip #326 -Gift Card Scams Still Rampant and Successful

In addition to teaching your kids about financial literacy, teach them (and yourself) to identify scams that are designed to steal from you. One scam that has made a comeback and...

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