Military Active-Duty Personnel Are 76% More Likely to Report Identify Theft, FTC Reports

Military Active-Duty Personnel Are 76% More Likely to Report Identify Theft, FTC Reports

A five-year analysis of data gathered by IdentityTheft.gov reveals that “active duty service members are 76% more likely than other adults to report that an identity thief misused an existing account,” and ...
Scammers Leverage Contact Tracing Measures, FTC Warns

Scammers Leverage Contact Tracing Measures, FTC Warns

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning Tuesday regarding the way scammers could take advantage of contact tracing to steal personal information. A key strategy for preventing further spread of ...
CAUCE Spamfighters Rally Against Corona Health Fraud Affiliate programs

CAUCE Spamfighters Rally Against Corona Health Fraud Affiliate programs

My email box is full of Coronavirus / COVID-19 frauds and scams. I have Corona malware disguised as product catalogs. I have fake World Health Organization emails asking me to donate my ...

Preventing Tax Identity Theft, FTC and Robocallers, Google Photos Incident

In episode 107 for February 10th 2020: preventing tax identity theft and other tax scams, the FTC taking a stand against companies that support robocallers, and details on the incident where videos ...

The Password Reuse Problem, US Government IoT Recommendations, Smart Lock Security Disaster

In episode 99: Password reuse is still a very large problem, US government recommendations for securing Internet of Things devices, and yet another smart lock device security disaster. ** Show notes and ...
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FTC Enforcement Action May Open Way for Punishment of Hacker Tools

An FTC suit against a software developer may open the door for prosecution of hacker tools On Oct. 22, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled an enforcement action against a software ...
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FTC Orders MobileSpy, PhoneSheriff and TeenShield Vendor to Destroy User Data

FTC Orders MobileSpy, PhoneSheriff and TeenShield Vendor to Destroy User Data

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an advisory warning the public of the risks of mobile spyware, shortly after reaching a deal with Retina-X Studios LLC, a company making a ...
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FTC Holds Companies Accountable for Online Lead Generators

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dropped the $30 million hammer on Career Education Corporation (CEC) for using leads obtained from dubious and illegal website operators to engage with prospects with the hope ...
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Capital One Data Breach, Equifax Settlement Payouts, Nextdoor App Scams

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for August 5th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: everything you need to know about the Capital One data breach, changes ...

Equifax Settlement, Android Video File Exploit, Encryption Backdoors

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for July 29th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Details on the Equifax breach settlement, why your Android phone could be ...