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Fake text messages have become a common tool for scammers to trick people into giving away their personal information or money. These messages often appear to be from reputable delivery companies such as UPS, FedEx, or USPS, and they claim that there is a problem with a package delivery. The message may ask the recipient to click on a link, call a phone number, or provide personal information to resolve the issue.
2FA is one of the best ways to secure your accounts. But there is a way for criminals to bypass this. Let's learn how they do it, and how to stop them.
Many in my generation ("Boomers") are not very eager to adopt new technology. That's what this site is all about. Let's look at pay with your phone services. What it is, how it works, and is it safe. This article will not include apps that let you order and pay for products, such as Chick Fil A, Amazon, McDonalds, etc. I'll hit those in a later article.Today I'm talking about using your phone to pay in store for purchases.
There's a new Facebook scam going around that can steal your passwords. Don't fall for it. This Facebook scam scares people into giving the bad guys their passwords.
Seniors are especially vulnerable to online scams. I'm going to show you 4 types of scams to avoid and how to protect yourself. Online scams can take many forms, but they almost always involve the victim calling the scammer.Gone are the days of scammers calling us, that wasn’t very efficient anyway. It’s more practical to get us to call them.
Ransomware is a relatively new form of computer malware (“malware” is a generic term for malicious software). Back in my day we had computer viruses that were, in the beginning, just pranks. Then they became more malicious and destructive. Now with ransomware, they have become money makers. It is estimated that ransomware cost individuals, municipalities, and companies $1.2 billion in 2021.
To be secure on the internet, whether it's on the web, or apps on your phone, it's super important to use strong passwords. And it's just as important to never reuse passwords. This is why everyone needs a password manager.

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