Better Business Bureau issues warning about fraudulent QR codes

Fraudulent QR codes

The BBB cautioned that some scammers are using quick response codes with malicious links. Despite how useful quick response codes became throughout the pandemic, fraudulent QR codes have arisen, and the Better Business Bureau is cautioning consumers to be careful what they scan. The BBB Scam Tracker has recorded a rise in the number of people being mislead via barcode. According to the Better Business Bureau’s data, its BBB Scam Tracker is seeing a rise in the number of scammers using fraudulent QR codes to mislead people. These barcodes are…

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Essential Security Software For Protecting Your Confidential Business Data

Essential Security Software For Protecting Your Confidential Business Data

Data security is the practice of keeping data protected from both unauthorized and corrupted access to keep it safe from threats such as cybercriminals. Though some data may not be particularly confidential, others might contain private information like personal details and financial records, which can cause madany problems for a company should it be leaked by unauthorized access, such as corruption and violation of privacy. There are many types of robust security software packages available on the market today to help make data security that bit easier. Here are the…

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Consumers still aren’t paying attention to mobile security despite rising threats

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New research shows people aren’t paying attention even as they use phones for more banking and payments. Over the last year, people are using their smartphones for more banking, shopping and payments than ever before, but still aren’t paying enough attention to mobile security, says new research. Even as the number of digital threats continue to grow at a rapid pace, consumers remain careless. The research was conducted by McAfee, which recently published the results in a report. In it, they revealed that 49 percent of consumers in the United…

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Mobile payment apps generate growing number of security-related complaints

Mobile payment apps - person paying with mobile phone

Applications like Venmo and Zelle have seen a 300 percent rise in complaints related to scams. Mobile payment apps like Venmo, Zelle, and Cash App have seen a dramatic increase in the complaints they have been receiving, particularly when it comes to people becoming victims of scams while using them. The top issues in complaints have been scams, account use struggles and poor customer service. The US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) non-profit conducted a data analysis which identified those leading topics of complaints filed about mobile payment apps. PIRG’s…

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Old unlisted YouTube videos and Drive links are about to break

Unlisted YouTube videos - laptop showing YouTube videos

Due to a move Google is making in the name of security, unless a user opts out, the links will go private. An unknown number of old unlisted YouTube videos and links to items stored on Google Drive are about to stop working. Google is changing the way links are shared in both its Drive and YouTube services. Public links for unlisted YouTube videos or shared from Google Drive will break unless certain steps are taken. Active users have the opportunity to opt out of the change for both video…

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