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Massive Phishing Scam From a Surprising Source

By now you’ve likely heard about the nation-wide phishing scam that struck through what many consider a surprising source, Google Docs. What everyone down to the user level needs to keep in mind is that no avenue of attack is ever expected, but none should be surprising. If there is a way, any way, hackers and scammers can get you to let them in, they will exploit it. Awareness that any communication is a potential source of attack, and making [...]

Who Can See Your Texts?

With the encryption used on the iPhone in the recent San Bernardino attack (see this CNN article for background information), many are asking how safe their text messages and personal info are on their mobile devices. Most individuals have wondered at one point, "Where do my text messages go?" and "How long are they archived?" To start, there are two types of text messaging transmissions: Through traditional SMS systems, where messages are transmitted to cell towers before reaching their destination; Or through [...]