Episode #43: How to Stop SPAM

How to Stop SPAM!

Spam is everywhere and can definitely be one of the most irritating consequences of our digital world. It is very common through email, but unfortunately, text message spam is also growing rapidly. In this podcast we will discuss the ways to dramatical reduce the amount of Spam in your life. Working together we can stop spam!

NOTE: The FTC asks that consumers who receive unwanted commercial or regular text messages file a complaint with them at this link: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

We offer comprehensive Online Safety courses to train you, your children, and your business employees how to recognize and avoid cyber threats at https//cyberdefense.biz. Enrollment in our courses start as low as $9.99.

How to Stop Spam

Episode #42: Ransomware – Should You Pay Up?

Ransomware: Should You Pay Up?

The use of ransomware has spiked in recent years, roughly 40 percent of all spam emails in 2016 contained ransomware with many of these attacks successfully locking up the files of individuals and businesses. So, when this happens, should you pay the ransom? In this podcast, we address this question and present you with the pros and cons of giving in to the hackers.

We offer comprehensive Online Safety courses to train you, your children, and your employees how to recognize and avoid cyber threats at https//cyberdefense.biz. Enrollment in our courses start as low as $9.99.

Ransomware: Should You Pay Up?

 

Episode #41: Recognizing a Credit Card Skimmer

Recognizing a Credit Card Skimmer: The most common way cyber-criminals steal credit and debit card numbers is through card skimmers. If you ever swipe your card at a gas station pump, withdraw cash from an ATM, or buy tickets from a vending machine, then you are at risk. In this video Video Podcast, we will teach you t recognize a credit card skimmer and how they operate to steal your financial information.

We offer comprehensive Online Safety courses to train you, your children, and your employees how to recognize and avoid cyber threats at https//cyberdefense.bizEnrollment in our courses start as low as $9.99.

Recognizing a Credit Card Skimmer

 

Episode #40: Protect Your Phone From Being Hacked!

Protect Your Phone From Being Hacked! In this podcast we look at the ways that a bad actor, or friend with a grudge, can hack your phone and what you can do to prevent this from happening.

We offer comprehensive Online Safety courses to train you, your children, and your employees how to recognize and avoid cyber threats at https//cyberdefense.bizEnrollment in our courses start as low as $9.99.

Protect your phone from being hacked

Episode #39: SMishing-The Hacker’s Newest Tactic

In this podcast we look at a new type of hack is know as Smishing. Smishing is basically phishing scams that are sent over Short Message Service (SMS) text messages. The podcast informs you what to watch out for and the steps you need to take to protect yourself from being caught in this scam.

We offer comprehensive Online Safety courses to train you, your children, and your employees how to recognize and avoid cyber threats at https//cyberdefense.bizEnrollment in our courses start as low as $9.99.

Cyber Alert: Over ONE Billion User Names and Password Combinations Found on Web

Our new format will include #CyberAlerts when an issue appears that affects a large number of people. For detailed Cyber Alerts please subscribe to our Hone Cyber Defense Weekly newsletter at: https://homecyberdefense.net. This alert discusses a huge list of email address and password pairs appeared in two “combo lists” referred to as “Exploit.In” and “Anti Public”. The list contained Exploit List 593 million unique email addresses, many with multiple different passwords hacked from various online systems, and the Anti Public has 458 Million combinations. We will talk about the scope of this breach, what “credential stuffing” means, and how you can find out if YOU have been compromised.

We offer comprehensive Online Safety courses to train you, your children, and your employees how to recognize and avoid cyber threats at https//cyberdefense.bizEnrollment in our courses start as low as $9.99.

 

Episode #38: Protect Your Business from Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are on the rise, with over 85 percent of businesses having fallen victim to some type of phishing. This is a seemingly simple type of attack, but they’re so successful because they are targeted at unsuspecting employees and leverage social engineering to get the job done. Hackers realize the weakest link to most businesses are their employees, so that is the focus of most attacks carried out in the past year.

Considering how successful phishing has been just in the past year alone, obviously attackers will continue using this method of attack and come up with new and more creative ways to succeed. Because it can seriously damage, or even take down, an entire small business, in this podcast we’ll explain what exactly phishing is, how it works, and how you can protect your business from being scammed.

We offer comprehensive Online Safety courses to train you, your children, and your employees how to recognize and avoid cyber threats at https//cyberdefense.bizEnrollment in our courses start as low as $9.99.

 

Phishing Scams

 

 

 

Your Online Safety Podcast

Welcome to our expanded podcast that will now cover online safety for your home, family, and business. Our new podcast covers lessons from our Cyber Safety courses that are available at the OnlineSafetyCenter.org website. We will be discussing a range of timely topics such as preventing Cyber Breaches in your business to protecting your children from Cyber Bullying.

We offer the following comprehensive Online Safety courses to assure your safety in our Digital World:

Episode #37: How to Shop Safely this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping can be the most rewarding part of the year, for you AND for cyber-criminals. In this podcast we discuss the steps that you need to take to stay secure while doing your online shopping.

For more details on this or to keep up with all the cyber threats that may affect you go to our website at HomeCyberDefense.net and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

After listening to our podcasts, and if you feel our information is a valuable asset for public consumption, please go to our website and either consider being a sponsor to our Home Cyber Defense program, or simply leave us a donation so we can afford to continue our series and protect consumers from Cyber Threats!

To learn how to keep yourself safe from cyber threats please download our new Ebook “Personal Cyber Protection” from the iBooks Store or Amazon!

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Episode #36: Dealing with Internet Trolls

In this podcast we discuss Internet Trolls; who they are, what their motivations may be, and how to deal with them when they try to troll you.

For more details on this or to keep up with all the cyber threats that may affect you go to our website at HomeCyberDefense.net and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

After listening to our podcasts, and if you feel our information is a valuable asset for public consumption, please go to our website and either consider being a sponsor to our Home Cyber Defense program, or simply leave us a donation so we can afford to continue our series and protect consumers from Cyber Threats!

To learn how to keep yourself safe from cyber threats please download our new Ebook “Personal Cyber Protection” from the iBooks Store or Amazon!

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