June 28, 2020

The Threat of Cyber Attack has Increased During the COVID-19 Crisis

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We have enough to worry about during this time of COVID-19 spread, sheltering in place, possible recession. But it seems that the threat of cyber attack has increased. It was happening before Before the coronavirus started to spread, many towns and cities were already getting cyber-attacked: 22 Texas towns were affected by ransomware back in August 2019 according to NPR Many government facilities including cities, towns, school districts were all being targeted throughout […]

Your Smart TV is Watching You

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back in 2014, I wrote Even your TV can spy on you warning readers that certain brands of smart TVs are collecting data about you and recording your conversations. Well, the loss of privacy has only gotten worse. Now the FBI is warning that smart TVs are not only spying on you 24 hours a day, they are also a gateway for hackers to get into your home. How do smart TVs spy […]

Digital Prepping: How to Protect Your Family’s Data Online

Written by: Kayla Matthews Families are online more often than ever. Even when you’re together, your loved ones may be online chatting with friends, checking social media or browsing the internet. When they’re always connected, keeping their data safe is that much harder. To protect your family when everyone is online, you’ll need to know how to safeguard them from digital threats like hacking, phishing, and identity theft. Here are six ways to keep your family’s data safe online.  1. […]

Money Mondays: Prepare for a Cyber Attack on Your Bank

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In the last few weeks, we’ve seen news reports that U.S. banks are facing an increased risk of cyber attacks.  We’ve been warning about this for some time now, but the threat seems to be escalating that federal officials are now warning banks to closely monitor hacking attempts. According to Fox Business news:  Financial institutions are attractive targets to hackers because of their wealth of sensitive consumer information. Moreover, a successful attack on […]

Huge Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax – See if You are At Risk

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today before I go to work.  Did not hear about this in mainstream TV news, but you should know Equifax has been hacked.  Because they are one of the three main credit reporting companies, this may impact all of us. Find out More See Equifax reveals hack that likely exposed data of 143 million customers. Then check if you are at risk at Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information.  If […]

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