Oct 13, 2015

What Teens (and You!) Shouldn’t Post on Social Media

By | October 13th, 2015|Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

In our technology driven world, privacy is getting harder and harder to achieve every day. Once something is posted on the internet, it can never be rescinded, even if it is deleted. Most teenagers (and many adults!) don’t understand the severity of this and the potential damage it could cause. [...]

Jul 27, 2015

Reply-All: A lesson from the trenches and an epic security awareness fail

By | July 27th, 2015|Security Awareness Fails|

This story comes to us from a business connection who we've known for many years. She thought this would be an excellent story - and lesson! - for our readers and we couldn't agree more.   Most of us live in a digital world where what we say or what [...]

Jun 16, 2015

Warning: LastPass Hacked, Change Your Master Password Now!

By | June 16th, 2015|Security Awareness Fails, Tips and Tricks|

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but LastPass, one of the most popular password managers, has been hacked! LastPass made the announcement in this blog post: "We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network. In our investigation, [...]

May 13, 2015

The Mysteries of Laura: Your Password is No Mystery

By | May 13th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails|

  In a recent episode for the cop dramedy "The Mysteries of Laura" , Detective Laura Diamond and her team are trying to break into a suspect's computer to find some evidence. In the scene where they try to guess the suspect's password, this happens: You know what, Laura? We [...]

May 04, 2015

Phishing In Real Life: A true story from our Creative Director

By | May 4th, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

This morning, as I was going through my personal email deleting the mass amounts of spam and garbage newsletters, one email caught my eye. It said it was from Justin, which is the name of my husband and someone who emails me often, and the subject line was rather accusatory. [...]

Apr 30, 2015

Message from Winn: Watch Out for This New Scam!

By | April 30th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness Fails, Winn Schwartau|

Hi there, More than 5,000 people dead and counting. And you can also count on cyber-criminals exploiting the disaster. What else is new? Disgusting. Scammers are now using the Nepal disaster to trick people in clicking on links, both on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit charitable giving [...]

Feb 10, 2015

To Click or Not to Click: Spoofed Text Messages

By | February 10th, 2015|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

To Click or Not to Click? One of our associates received the following text from Twitter. Or did he? What would you do if you received a similar text from Twitter, Facebook or any other organization with whom you might do business? Be suspicious unless you know for sure you [...]

Jan 20, 2015

Don’t Be The Guy At The Party Who Tells Everyone His Password

By | January 20th, 2015|Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

A couple weeks ago our production team member was at a birthday party. All was well, until a gentleman sitting next to her (we'll call him Bob) wanted to show her this cool design he'd been working. But to access it, Bob had to sign into his iCloud account. Our [...]

Jan 06, 2015

Wait, No! Don’t Click That!

By | January 6th, 2015|Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Fails|

Safe surfing can be tricky.  Both on the water and on the internet! Every site is a potential risk. Malicious hackers who once used adult and gambling sites to distribute malware and infect victims have shifted focus to more mainstream, popular and trusted sites like those of your bank, favorite [...]

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