If you’re familiar with Dirty John, you might think it seems far fetched and there’s no way it could happen to you. The popular podcast and newspaper series is based on a true story, and recently it was turned into a Bravo TV series.
If you’re like most Americans, you’re active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, and more. The information you post on these accounts can reveal a lot about you.
Identity theft is a big problem in the United States. Cyber criminals have been hacking into big data banks to pilfer personal information, including financial data, for many years.
Bravo’s _Dirty John _just premiered on November 25, and it’s already got people buzzing. The show, adapted from the popular true crime podcast of the same name, is a fictionalized version of the very real story of Debra Newell, a wealthy divorcee who fell for a seemingly perfect man with a troubling past.
Holiday greetings, festive videos, and other celebratory posts fill your social media feeds during this time of the year — along with clever scams designed to target you for your money, identity, or other personal information.
Valentino Dixon lost 27 years of his life. Perhaps it’s best described as years stolen from him by a system that, in his case, proved to be broken.
Most people have heard of the dark web, but many don’t fully understand what it is, how information gets there, or how to access it.
Halloween is upon us, and your neighborhood will soon be overrun by tiny princesses, ghosts, superheroes, and slasher film characters looking for candy. No matter how cute those Halloween trick-or-treaters are, you might be wondering what tricks some criminals may have up their sleeve during this holiday.
When Google changed its sign-in screen, some users panicked. Although Google’s change was legitimate, these tech-savvy users were right to be cautious: When a well-known website suddenly changes its appearance without warning, it’s often a possible sign of a spear phishing attack.
Identity theft is a big issue, and every single person is at risk. Last year’s Equifax hack showed just how easy it is for criminals to gain access to personal information en masse.
Anyone with a smartphone is familiar with location-based services that can triangulate and share your GPS coordinates. It’s one thing when you’re using Google Maps on the go, but this same technology is also be used in smart home devices – and it could lead criminals right to your front door.
It seems that everyone’s talking about cryptocurrency these days, and where there’s buzz, there’s sure to be scammers taking advantage of people who don’t know any better.
For couples who can’t have their own children and are trying to adopt, there’s nothing more exciting than finding a match – or more heartbreaking when an adoption falls through.