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Time to Review Your Social Media Privacy Settings?

Time to Review Your Social Media Privacy Settings?

If you don’t want strangers keeping tabs on your summer fun, it may be time to update your social media privacy settings. Unless you take the time to do so, you might be surprised who asks about that weekend trip you mentioned to only a couple of friends.

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas. But if you share something on social media, and your privacy settings aren’t what they should be, don’t be surprised for word to get out—far and wide.

Arrests in IRS Phone Scam

Arrests in IRS Phone Scam

Finally. Authorities have arrested five people in Miami as part of the IRS phone scam, accusing them of tricking victims into paying taxes they didn’t owe.

No doubt, you’ve heard of this scam, or you may have even received a scammy phone call yourself, like personal finance expert Terry Savage. The scam has already netted criminals more than $36 million nationwide. The fraudsters impersonate IRS agents, demanding money from victims and telling them they’d be arrested if they didn’t wire payments immediately.

Does Summertime Mean More Time Online?

Does Summertime Mean More Time Online?

Do the lazy days of summer mean more time online for your kid? Or perhaps you’re giving your child a smartphone or tablet as a gift to mark a school milestone or achievement. Either way, when it comes to what works best for your family, it probably makes sense for you all to be on the same page—with some technology ground rules.

Maybe it’s time for The Smart Talk.

Business Email Compromise Attack Hits NBA Team

Business Email Compromise Attack Hits NBA Team

The Milwaukee Bucks unknowingly decided to play ball with a fraudster—and were hit by a BEC attack, for business email compromise. Perhaps someone should’ve been playing better defense!

2012 LinkedIn Breach Still Causing Problems

2012 LinkedIn Breach Still Causing Problems

A LinkedIn hack four years ago might seem like so much ancient history. Apparently not.

The professional networking site says today that a new set of data, from a breach that occurred in 2012, has just been released. The latest release apparently includes the email and encrypted password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft.