In 2010, a woman in Florida was indicted on two felony counts for selling fake vacation packages online…the victims showed up for their vacations and the resort had no record of their stay. Their reservation had never been made.
Hopefully, the likelihood of this happening to you this summer is slim, but nevertheless concerning. It’s hard enough finding time to take a vacation, let alone a fake-ation.
Banking is no longer at the convenience of the bank – which, let’s face it, was never really that convenient for its consumers. I now manage my money on my mobile, because I want to choose where, how and when I interact with my bank.
Whether it’s a multiplayer game with an online community, or your children hogging your iPhone to play Farmville, the longer you spend playing online the more you’re at risk, socially and technologically.
Android is the most popular mobile platform among mobile users, but sadly, among cybercrooks, as well. And with Android covering almost 70% of the Chinese mobile market – 68.5% at the end of 2011, according to Android Central – it’s no surprise that Chinese Android users were first to be hit by a new type of Android malware.
With almost half of all adults in the U.S. owning smartphones, theft is a growing concern. We’re not just talking about the theft of perhaps your most favorite and expensive device, but also of your personal data, passwords, and financial information. According to a recent survey conducted on mobile users, 94% of Americans are worried about losing their smartphones, and yet most do very little to protect themselves, and their phones.