Medical Identity Theft Is On The Rise

Everyone thinks, why would someone want to steal my Identity because my credit is lousy or I have no money.
Cyber Criminals don’t care about how much money you have or how good your credit is. They will steal anyone’s ID and information. They hack into places that have lots of information like stores, hospitals and government databases. They don’t personally target you. They will steal the information and sell it on the black market to the highest bidder. This information is then used to create fake identities that are used to get medical care, submit fake tax returns, obtain credit, and lots of other things.

Wireless Key Fob Attack – Thieves Can Open Your Car Easily

 

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If you have a newer car with a wireless key fob device your car can easily be hacked. When most people get home they put their keys on counter and think their car is safe. Now crooks can use a simple amplifier device to make the car think the key fob is close enough and just like that your car is open with no sign of forced entry. In some cases they can even start your car and drive away.

Protecting your car is easy though, just purchase a faraday cage bag and put your keys in it when you are at home or at work. Faraday Cage bags block all signals from reaching the device in the bag, you can even put your cell phone in the Faraday Cage if you don’t want to be tracked. Please purchase your Faraday Cage bag using my Amazon link and support How To Protect Your Privacy web site.

To learn more about how thieves can hack your car and other devices you own listen to Security Now on Twit.

Edward Snowden – Use phrases for passwords

“Bad passwords are one of the easiest ways to compromise a system,” Snowden told Oliver. “For someone who has a very common, eight-character password, it can literally take less than a second for a computer to go through the possibilities and pull that password out.”

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A little extra from Sunday’s interview. John Oliver and Edward Snowden talk password security.

Posted by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Be sure to update your browsers to block bad SSL certs from China

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I just updated to the new Firefox 37 and you should too. Both Google and Firefox are now block SSL Certificates from China’s CNNIC Certificate Authority. They have be caught forging invalid certificates and you could be hacked if you visits websites that use these certificates.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/02/mozilla_revokes_cnnic_cert_trust/

WordPress Websites Being Hacked By ISIS

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If your website is based on the popular website platform ISIS is gunning for you. This website is based on WordPress as a many of my websites are and I’ve actually been hacked in the past few months. It actually didn’t have anything to do with WordPress but the hackers did get into my wordpress sites and actually installed more WordPress websites and phishing attacks. I had no clue until Google and my web hosting company alerted me. They don’t want to take down your website they will to take over the server and use it for other malicious attacks against other websites and servers. So beware and find a good professional to help you make sure you are secure.  FBI Public Service Announcement

Learn how to protect and secure your computer

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons

Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons

Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies

In this day and age it’s important to take steps to protect your privacy and security. I recommend this book for anyone that wants to learn how to secure and protect their privacy and data on their computer. It’s written for non technical people so it’s easy to read and understand.

Don’t Get Caught With Your Drawbridge Down!

Just how secure is your computer right now? My guess is that you probably don’t really know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you’re like most people, you have no clue how these things work or what the real threats are. It’s not your fault. Where would you have learned about this? Who would have taught you? While there are tons of technical books on ‘cybersecurity’ for people that already understand computers and networking, there are almost none for regular, everyday folks. That’s why I felt the need to write this book.

 

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Search The Web Anonymously

If you want to have a laugh about searching the web anonymously watch this video which pokes fun at the NSA and Google spying on us.

It’s a knowns fact that lots of people are watching you surf the web. Why not just have a guy with a megaphone yell out what your searching for in public. ShopPrivate.org filmed a man with a megaphone reading over people’s shoulders and announcing what they just typed.

If you want to surf the web privately you can use a search engine https://duckduckgo.com/ which doesn’t track you.

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Is WhatsApp safe?

Now that Facebook has purchased WhatsApp everybody is wondering if WhatsApp is safe for texting.

Well, the fact is, WhatsApp has never really been a secure texting app and now that Facebook is the owner your texts will certainly be read and used by Facebook, the NSA and who knows who else.

Facebook recently made some changes to it’s Android mobile app requesting access to all your text messages. If you want to use their app you have to accept the permission update. I’m sure the same will be true for WhatsApp soon.

If you want a secure text application look at my Threema Review