Consumer

now browsing by tag

 
 

Beware of hackers when using spy cameras at home, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog warns

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has warned about the dangers of home surveillance cameras if users fail to take basic security steps to protect their privacy. The cameras have become popular in recent years with consumers looking to keep an eye … The post Beware of hackers […]

The post Beware of hackers when using spy cameras at home, Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog warns appeared first on AmIHackerProof.com.

View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Committee Democrats Introduce Three Bills to Improve Consumer Cybersecurity

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Today, Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced three bills to update U.S. cybersecurity policies and protect consumers. In recent years, millions of Americans have had their personal data … View full post on Become007.com

Scammers are watching your social media consumer rants

facebook-data-16-03-2015-18-03-07-600

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Scammers are watching your social media consumer rants

It may seem to yield results but it’s not safe to share customer service complaints on social media. A brush with bank fraud has left a Johannesburg woman feeling “violated and utterly shaken”.
Speaking to TMG Digital on Friday‚ mother

The post Scammers are watching your social media consumer rants appeared first on National Cyber Security.

View full post on National Cyber Security

Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud

With the official start to the holiday shopping season just days away, local officials are warning consumers to be protective of their credit information, and warning retailers to be careful about gift card fraud. Officials at the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, citing numbers from the National Retail Federation, report more than $31 billion was spent last year on gift cards. A study by LexisNexis says annual fraud costs are even higher. Consumers and retailers alike are being warned about gift card scams involving stolen credit card information. Todd Laster, Special-Agent-In-Charge at the US Secret Service field office in Buffalo, explained that many gift cards have been purchased with stolen credit card information, some of which was acquired locally. “We brought the case to the US Attorney’s office and these individuals are being prosecurted,” Laster said. “They were skimming credit card numbers from gas stations.” The specific gas stations were not revealed but US Attorney William Hochul, who joined Laster and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York president Warren Clark at a news conference Monday in Amherst, says retailers need to be extra careful with screening their employees. In some pending cases, the suspects were alleged to have stolen credit information […]

For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net or http://AmIHackerProof.com

The post Consumer, law enforcement leaders warn of gift card fraud appeared first on National Cyber Security.

View full post on National Cyber Security

Consumer Alert: Cyber Security Safety Tips

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The National Cyber Security Alliance is reporting that 84 percent of Americans feel the need to protect their personal information. From the sudden awareness of hacking incidents involving cars to a person’s identity, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) is reminding Florida residents to learn more about cyber security with a few tips: Stop: Personal information is like money — value it. Protect it. Do not share online account access with anyone who is not a joint owner of the account, and never share personal account passwords with anyone. Take time to learn the risks and ways to spot potential problems. One common way to protect your personal information is to keep your passwords strong and safe by regularly changing them and never using the same password for multiple accounts online. It is also important to use trusted vendors at all times, and regularly perform virus scans on your computer system using up-to-date security software. Think: Share with care — what you post online can last a lifetime. Consider how your actions online can affect you and your family’s safety. Connect: Demand privacy — you deserve it. Enjoy the internet confidently knowing that you are aware and prepared to […]

For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net or http://AmIHackerProof.com

The post Consumer Alert: Cyber Security Safety Tips appeared first on National Cyber Security.

View full post on National Cyber Security

Consumer Reports: Laundry pods are serious health hazard to kids

8331970_GConsumer Reports will no longer recommend the use of single-load liquid laundry detergent pods, saying they are “a serious health hazard for young children.”

In a report published online Thursday, Consumer Reports said there have been more than 6,000 reports already in 2015 to poison control centers of children 5 years old and younger ingesting or inhaling pods, or getting the contents of a pod on their skin or in their eyes.

There were 11,714 such reports in 2014, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Consumer Reports said it called on manufacturers to make pods safer in 2012, with a less candy-like appearance, and many responded with positive changes like switching from clear to opaque plastic for the outer containers.

Read More

The post Consumer Reports: Laundry pods are serious health hazard to kids appeared first on Parent Security Online.

View full post on Parent Security Online