ContentWatch Security Blog

Mon

Nov 25, '13

You’ve Updated Your Facebook Status But Have You Updated Your Privacy Settings?

How much do you remember about agreeing to Facebook’s privacy policy?  The good news is that you are normal if your answer is “not much”; the bad news is that being normal in this situation, might not be a good thing. A new survey conducted by Harris Poll found that half of all adults have never read the most recent privacy policy updates on their social media website of choice.

Thu

Oct 10, '13

Affordable Health Care Act Opens Gateway for Scammers

With the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act, security experts are on edge while Internet criminals are standing by for the attack. Since the new Health Insurance went online last week, scammers have taken the opportunity to phish for thousands’ personal information. 

Thu

Sep 12, '13

Common Sense Is Best Prevention for Online Scams

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) accepts complaints from Internet crime victims or from third parties to the victims. Each year they receive nearly 350,000 complaints. To put it in daily terms, 1000 people fall for online scams each day.  $350 million accumulated dollars are stolen from victims’ each year. Although people are becoming more tech savvy, scammers are still winning.

Fri

Nov 9, '12

Which Android Apps Are Safe?

I have always heard stories about new Android security issues, but to be honest, I usually ignore them and chalk them up to “some guy installed a random rogue app and it stole his contact list.” Typically, my philosophy has been just don’t install random apps or apps from non-reputable sources, and you don’t have anything to worry about, but I have recently found out that many Android exploits, which take advantage of security flaws, can also be found in popular or well-known apps available from legitimate marketplaces.

Wed

Aug 29, '12

Millennials & Their Effect on Technology Departments

There are 80 million Millennials in the United States. Millennials (Generation Y) are people who were born between the early ‘80s and early 2000s. They use digital technologies to an increased degree, utilize many forms of communication, and access many forms of media regularly.