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How to Live Your Financial Life on a Phone

"These days, there is an app for everything, and in most cases you can do almost everything on your smartphone," says Dan Hirning, CEO of Prilock Internet Security, a provider of online security training." More

Samsung Admits its Smart TV is Spying on You

"Is smart tv getting too smart? Smart tvs are connected to the internet, and they are capable of collecting and transmitting our data. You just need to make sure you don’t hold any private conversations in front of the internet-connected TV.” More

Safer Internet Day 2015

"While having up-to-date internet security software installed on your computer or phone is the first step to protecting your children from inappropriate content, there are plenty of other steps you can take." More

Malware Poses as Flash Update Infects 110,000 Facebook Users in 2 Days

"The Facebook malware disguised as a Flash Player update and spreads itself by posting links to a pornographic video from the Facebook accounts of previously infected users. The malware generally tags as many as 20 friends of the infected user." More

FBI PSA – Business Email Compromise

Alert Your Executives - Ransomware Leads to Wire Fraud of $179M! More

Prilock’s Tip of the Month

Don’t use the same password for all your accounts. This is an easy way for a hacker to access all of your information in one shot.

Free Software

Secunia PSI

Secunia PSI automatically checks your computer for updates on all running/non-running programs in order to keep your computer up-to date to prevent vulnerabilities. Find out more.

Things to Think About

  • Are you installing apps to your phone from trusted sites? Only use major app stores.
  • Do you leave your phone where strangers can have access to it? Have it with you at all times to avoid your personal information from being stolen.

 Breaking News

U.S. authorities are investigating whether a hacker is behind the online publication of a cache of Morgan Stanley's client data and not the financial adviser who was fired in connection with the breach, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. More

Cool Stuff

Evernote Smart Notebook By Moleskine

You draw a sketch on the notebook, take a picture with your iPhone and special markers on the paper help the app turn your scribbles into lines that you can then manipulate on Adobe software.

Must-Have App

Muzei

This app allows you to have live wallpapers that move - like a running stream, wind blowing through a tree, or other cool effects. You can even upload your own photos to change daily. Download in the Google Play store.

This Month’s Top Phishing Attack Emails to Look Out for

EMAILS FROM VERIZON

According to this email, your account has been compromised and you must click link to verify your identity. Don’t click it! It will send you to a fake website where they will collect your information.

TURBO TAX EMAILS

This email asks you to confirm your account and that you are required to update the account details and that you only have 48 hours to do so. Don’t click the link! TurboTax says you should not respond to emails asking for account, password, banking, or credit card information.

Prilock Security Newsletter February 2015
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